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"Tein Spirit"


number3
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15174 posted 06/16/03 09:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well I drove number3 today for some break in miles and the car seems to handle pretty well, so far as I can tell.

The rear top nuts on the Teins keep coming loose. I think I have a fix though. I need to soften them up (currently on #8) the car bounces real hard over bumps. They are much stiffer than the AGX/H&R combo.

Harry

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15175 posted 06/17/03 11:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by number3:
The rear top nuts on the Teins keep coming loose.

You mean the ones inside the trunk on top of the strut tower?

quote:
Originally posted by number3:
the car bounces real hard over bumps.
Harry

Mine seemed to soften up a bit after a few miles. I usually ride around town with mine on 8-10 front and about 4-5 rear. I don't have any other suspension mods like sway bars or strut bars.
I never did have it aligned because I had Really crappy tires on it, but that will need to change in the next couple of weeks.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15176 posted 06/17/03 11:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, the one on the very top, the next thing in line after the dial/knob that adjust the ride.

Harry

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15177 posted 06/17/03 11:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just an FYI to you guys. If there is a place local to you that can corner weight your car and align it do it. BUT you must be done modifying your car as if you do anything that can upset the weight balance (like moving the battery to the rear, removing the bumper beams, etc) you throw off the balance. With coilovers it will make a world of difference between non-weighted and weighted cars.
Rich

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15178 posted 06/17/03 12:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just had my car weighed and corner weighed.

number3 weighs 3278 lbs.

945 LF 915 RF

721 LR 697 RR

No gas to speak of in the tank w/o driver.

I still have rear bumper, AC and power steering.
Battery in the rear of the car. No power seat belts. Stock seats. Wheels and tires are roughly the same as stock (with in a few pounds)

Cage, FMIC, turbo, and WG are the major weight add ons that I can think of.


...with a someone about 20lbs heavier than me in the driver seat and still very little gas.

1038 937


797 732


Tint on the windows is about all I have left to do to the car. [Cool]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15179 posted 06/17/03 01:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by number3:

Tint on the windows is about all I have left to do to the car. [Cool]

Must be nice! [Razz]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15180 posted 06/17/03 02:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by 4orced4door:
quote:
Originally posted by number3:

Tint on the windows is about all I have left to do to the car. [Cool]

Must be nice! [Razz]
Well when you put as much time and money into your car as #3 then even the tint is a last item [Wink] . BTW Harry what alignment settings did you get for your Tein?

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number3
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15181 posted 06/17/03 02:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
LF

Camber -.03
caster 3.26
toe .07

RF

Camber -.33
caster 3.32
toe .06

FRONT

cross camber .29
cross caster -.07
total toe .13
wheel base difference .07
track width diff -.42
track width 60.5"
ride highth 13.64"

LR

camber -1.12
toe .42

RR

camber -.68
toe .42

REAR

Total toe .82
thrust angle .00
set back .14
axle offset .00
track width 59.7"
ride height 13.24"

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15182 posted 06/17/03 04:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by number3:
They are much stiff than the AGX/H&R combo.

Wow i couldnt even imagine that.....and i only have these agx's on setting 5

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15183 posted 06/17/03 09:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oh yeah! I put mine on in my driveway and they were on full stiff. I just pulled it out of the driveway and it felt like I just installed a steel rod with a decrative spring design around it. Even the crack between concrete sections was really rough.

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number3
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15184 posted 06/27/03 12:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Car rides real nice with the front at 8 and the rear at 10. Still may need some tweeking (still alittle bouncey) but so far so very good.


Double nutting the rear nuts on top seem to have fixed the problem of them loosening up.

Harry

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15185 posted 06/27/03 04:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's surprising that the passenger's side of the front of the car is only 30lbs lighter than the side that has the engine on it. I didn't think those scattershields weighed THAT much. ;-)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15186 posted 06/29/03 08:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
They (SSSS) only weight 7lbs [Wink]

Maybe that is why Mitsu but the battery over there...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15187 posted 07/08/03 03:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I currently have the fronts and rears now at level 8 and the car handles the bumps much nicer but still has a killer feel. The tire psi is 34 front 32 rear.

The turn in and feel the car has now is incredible.

The car does seem to push though.

Only 200 miles or so and I can open her up!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15188 posted 07/09/03 10:11 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Check out:

http://www.wtrscca.org/tech.htm

for some suspension tuning tips.

Sometimes dialing out a little bit of understeer (a little bit of push is good on the street!) is just a matter of driving harder.

Mark

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15189 posted 07/11/03 12:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
which tein suspension do you have?

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number3
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15190 posted 07/11/03 06:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have the setup made for an E39A.

http://www.tein.com/hadamp.html

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15191 posted 07/11/03 07:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
is that the HA's?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15192 posted 07/11/03 08:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by Clay:
is that the HA's?

yes sir [Big Grin]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15193 posted 07/13/03 03:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
those look gorgeous, ive got a friend that has a wholesale account with them, might have to go with that over the agx/pro kit setup

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15194 posted 11/01/03 10:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Upate:

I drove number3 for over an hour today... and I enjoyed every min. of it!

(It has been many years since I have driven number3 that much)

So far so VERY good.

And even at 11-12 psi the car pulls HARD. (still breaking in the engine, the clutch and it IS a 60-1)

The Teins ride very well on the PA Turnpike... They were grumpy on the roads of Norristown...

They seem to have quieted down and are staying tight now.

number3 tracks SO nice! She just never gives up in a turn. The Quaife LSD diffs just do an incredible job and the cage keeps the car flat and stiff.

Amazing for a 11 year old car!!!! Bring on the EVO8 [Wink]

The only "problem" so far is that number3 is so comfortable at speed that 95 MPH feels like 30MPH. No really!?

My speed alarm (my wife) went off and that was the only reason I looked at the speedo and kept me from a possible encounter with the law.

That is it for now.

Harry

P.S. I still need to get that tint job done.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15195 posted 11/02/03 12:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I took mine through the mountains a couple of weeks ago and it was most enjoyable! I am mostly done with the suspension stuff now that I have the Teins, Whiteline swaybars and polybushings.

With these mods and some decent tires this thing is quite a blast to drive. Very neutral, though I couldn't really push the car because it developed some kind of funky problem that felt like fuel cut anytime I would build more than 3# of boost. [Mad]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15196 posted 11/02/03 04:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Harry, watch those cops man. Btw, I just put 50% on #135 and it looks sweet. Not obnoxious, classy, and just right with the dark interior, and if I'm not mistaken, the cops in PA are just as anal as those in NJ when it comes to tint.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15197 posted 11/03/03 07:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Sounds great Harry. Have you removed the door beams since you have a cage in there?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 15198 posted 11/03/03 07:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
When I had the car ALL apart I looked at removing the door beams. They are "glued" to the outside skin so I abandoned the idea.

The one big improvement that could be made it weight. number3 is still heavy (3278 w/o me) but I didn't remove a whole lot and added some so that is to be expected.

If it can pull a mid 11 at full weight I would be very happy with that. But than again I am already estatic so that would just be the icing.

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