Hey guys, time for some Camber bolts up front, what do you recommend? I hear SPC isn't as strong as some others so I'd rather do like eibach or whiteline.
Im sure there will be some annoyance from it, but Im willing to deal with it.If I'm not mistaken the Mazda3 Skyactiv has electric power steering. I know my '17 Mazda6 does. I find my steering a bit wooden at highway speeds... and I know the alignment is good on my car. I find that unlike hydraulic PS you cannot merely "urge" the steering in a straight-ahead direction like you can with HPS. Instead, you actually have to move off-centre and very slightly engage (a slight amount of) power assistance... first to the right, then to the left, etc etc. In other words you have to actively steer the car to go straight... unlike with HPS where you almost "urge" it to go straight. My comments are made because it's my sense that if you dial-in (much) negative camber at all - you will encourage the chassis to "tram-track" - i.e. to 'kind of follow the road imperfections... and this perhaps subtly-evident EPS tendency of needing you to actively steer the car will be exacerbated.
My comments are made because it's my sense that if you dial-in (much) negative camber at all - you will encourage the chassis to "tram-track" - i.e. to 'kind of follow the road imperfections... and this perhaps subtly-evident EPS tendency of needing you to actively steer the car will be exacerbated.
'Betcha he knows how to corner-balance too...
I agree with your comment that without adjustable spring perches (that a sport strut would NOT offer but a coilover WOULD) - that corner balancing is pointless. Only I would say that it is not so much pointless as it is impractical. You would have to create a custom shim for each sport-strut's spring perch and disassemble the strut each time to change shim. No one would do that!Unless you have coilovers (obviously with adjustable spring perches), corner balancing is pointless. Many times, good coilover kits for McStrut cars also come with an adjustable camber/caster plate as the top mount, rendering camber bolts pointless.
Oh, and a good shop will also know to disconnect an endlink on each swaybar to eliminate preload.
Did you happen to get adjustable toe arms for the rear?It's fun for turns, but that's about it.
I had a ton of negative camber going... toe-in in the rear.. not very comfy ride.. you can take turns at crazy speeds though..
I run SPC bolts in front.. no complaints.. Super Pro front control arm bushings helped more tbh. The caster adjustment made a big difference. It's also one of the only way to adjust caster up front.
Megan Racing adjustable camber/control arms with Super Pro bushings going in the rear this Wednesday. Should finish things up.. i hope.