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      05-25-2019, 08:33 PM   #11925
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- "M" gas, brake, foot rest pedals installed
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      05-25-2019, 09:24 PM   #11926
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- "M" gas, brake, foot rest pedals installed
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The pedals make a huge difference don't they? I didn't do the dead pedal as my car isn't an "M"....so I'm still looking for a suitable replacement.
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      05-26-2019, 07:49 AM   #11928
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I think if you are at zero or close to it - yes. Especially if you had more toe beforehand and got accustomed to the feel.

Caster is also a big thing for on center weight and "feel" More caster is more "feel" and centering.

The further you tilt the line that the wheels pivot around aft the harder the wheels will push back. If it is vertical then no push back....if you could tilt back horizontal a huge amount of self centering.

Also affect how the car changes the cross weighting to the opposite rear wheel.

When I was racing karts it was a big factor in chassis tuning since you didn't have much else to "tune".
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      05-26-2019, 10:13 AM   #11929
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Caster is also a big thing for on center weight and "feel" More caster is more "feel" and centering.

The further you tilt the line that the wheels pivot around aft the harder the wheels will push back. If it is vertical then no push back....if you could tilt back horizontal a huge amount of self centering.

Also affect how the car changes the cross weighting to the opposite rear wheel.

When I was racing karts it was a big factor in chassis tuning since you didn't have much else to "tune".
Oh.
Is caster adjustable by itself on our cars or is it a consequence of toe and camber (if one has the strut mount pins removed)?
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      05-26-2019, 12:22 PM   #11930
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      05-26-2019, 02:33 PM   #11931
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- "M" gas, brake, foot rest pedals installed
- Anthracite black interior trim pieces installed

Next, Suspension!
The pedals make a huge difference don't they? I didn't do the dead pedal as my car isn't an "M"....so I'm still looking for a suitable replacement.
Looks wise, they look great!
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      05-26-2019, 03:16 PM   #11933
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- "M" gas, brake, foot rest pedals installed
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Pics of the pedals?
My pedals were used...
But this is the exact model...
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Oh.
Is caster adjustable by itself on our cars or is it a consequence of toe and camber (if one has the strut mount pins removed)?
One of the things the M parts do is move the bottom pivot forward and out, increasing caster and camber. The more you can move the top of the strut back (caster) increases caster.

I forget what else is adjustable but not much.
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One of the things the M parts do is move the bottom pivot forward and out, increasing caster and camber. The more you can move the top of the strut back (caster) increases caster.

I forget what else is adjustable but not much.
So if you have the strut mount alignment pins you get what you get?
Mine are in and caster is around 7.5 deg.
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So if you have the strut mount alignment pins you get what you get?
Mine are in and caster is around 7.5 deg.
Correct.
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What I did to my new to me 128i Sport 6 mt.

Redline MTL
Valvoline synthetic 75w90 diff fluid.
CDV delete. (If you have not done this....just go do it....)



Shifts better and the oil definitely needed swapping.
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Still plugging away at this. It's been so long since I've done major bodywork that it's been kind of a pain. Plan is to start wrapping the other panels this weekend and by the time I'm ready to hit the quarters the bodywork will be done. Lots of carbon on order so that stuff should be coming in soon hopefully
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      05-26-2019, 08:00 PM   #11940
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So if you have the strut mount alignment pins you get what you get?
Mine are in and caster is around 7.5 deg.
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Just to chime in a bit:

-Caster is non-adjustable without caster/camber plates.
-M control arms give a little more caster, but the largest benefit is camber. (I didn't notice any change in steering "feel" from the swap)
-Subtle changes in toe go a long way to improve/destroy steering behavior in these cars.

Adding a little toe-out (a rule of thumb that I followed is just under 0.1 degree out per 1.0 degree of negative camber) did great things for my steering feel. I get reasonable wear on the street, but still ROAST the outside edges on the track (I need camber plates desperately). The steering was lighter (read better), more linear, and far more accurate on the highway.

I still have some tweaking to do (mostly to get the steering wheel perfectly straight) with my alignment...
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      05-26-2019, 08:47 PM   #11941
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Not exactly done today....but this past week I did the following:

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Still plugging away at this. It's been so long since I've done major bodywork that it's been kind of a pain. Plan is to start wrapping the other panels this weekend and by the time I'm ready to hit the quarters the bodywork will be done. Lots of carbon on order so that stuff should be coming in soon hopefully
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Since it looks like I will have some spare time coming up to install my catless AA headers, I just ordered this Manaflow setup. Previous Owner had done a muffler delete and I knew it would be too loud.

This is supposed to be their "touring" exhaust, and I will be keeping my secondaries. So hopefully it should sound okay.
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