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The WRX and GTI had these 'anti-lift' kits, which changed the geometry on the control arms so that it increased caster. Is there such mods coming out for the mazda 3? I don't know why with electric power steering auto manufacturers don't offer more caster. I remember seeing a video that the Mazda 3 has 6 degrees of caster and even then it doesn't feel like enough.
 

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Why do you want more caster? IMO the 6 degrees is enough compared to the speed3s. Sometimes having more isn't always the best.

Whiteline offered an anti-lift kit for the 1st gen ms3.
 

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Steering is still a bit light for my taste, and having more caster has the same effect as more camber when cornering
 

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6 degrees are good number for caster. Anti-lift bushings for the control arms are something different. Some of them offer caster adjustment, usually in the range of +/- 0.5 degrees.
However the purpose of anti-lift bushings is to avoid transfer of weight to the rear when rapidly accelerating. When you step hard on the acc pedal the front lifts up, for a FWD car that's bad because you loose weight on the front and therefore loose traction.
Anti-lift bushings are made of polyurethane which is very hard and can't flex like the OEM rubber bushings. If the bushing hole has an offset compared to the center, then it can be adjusted for caster.
 

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I recently had my alignment done and I was able to get the camber and toe adjusted to my liking.. thanks to the Specialty Products front adjustable camber bolts..rear adjustable JBR camber arms and Megan Racing adjustable toe arms.

He said he couldn't adjust the caster to 6.5 though..said the OEM components were not adjustable.

Is there a benefit to getting adjustable caster fittings to dial that in too? What exactly is the benefit?
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Adding caster lessens the tendency to wander, but could make the steering heavier.

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I didn't know that...

I was reading that it can help keep the front wheels planted better during launches too. Helps reduce some of the front lift during take off by reducing weight transfer to the rear, which seems like a good thing.

Are there any products available to adjust the caster or is it not worth it? arathol had mentioned that a caster of 6.5 was good, but not sure how to get there..
CK
 
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