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Old 09-07-2019, 14:51   #1
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EVO 7 ride height

Hello,

I have an EVO 7 which has EVO 9 bumpers and wheels. Running 500bhp and used for fast road and maybe a trackday soon.

The car has had a set of Meister r coil overs fitted buy a ex trader on here and it’s all over the place. I have access to a hunter geo machine but need to set the ride heights 1st.

How should it sit? Are there any measurements?
I plan to have a small gap between the tyre and arch.
Should the car have any rake? If so how much? Which should be higher, front or rear?

Has anybody have any thoughts?

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I can answer from a personal experience and preference perspective, but not really an "official" perspective.

Rear ride height - I would suggest that you should have the ride height such that when you have the tips of your fingers on the top of the rear tyre, and your hand "level", the backs of your knuckles be in contact with your rear arch lip.

Front ride height - I would suggest that visually, the gap it is double the rear gap suggested above ^

Even though with this setup, the arch gap is greater at the front than the rear, the car - the chassis - will have a touch of nose-down rake.

That setup really worked for me.

Other checks you should make - make sure that the lower suspension arms are angled "down" lower at the wheel end and higher at the diff chassis end.


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Old 09-07-2019, 16:36   #3
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Mine was set up 360mm both front and rear from the floor to top inside of wheel arch . as I had it a lot lower before , ( 340 front 335 rear )and it was a bit under steery
Geo was 3 degree front camber zero toe and 2 degree rear and 1/1,5 mill total toe in I have use those settings for circa 10 years the car seems to handle better ..
I tend to adjust any understeer with adjusting the rear shocks
eg. I have Bilstein pss9s on so I set the rears to 6/7 and fronts to 3/4 .. then work off that .. I mainly use the car for sprints so adjust to suit and weather plays a part to .
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If I remember correctly my front arch lip to floor is 25 1/2” and the rear is set up to sit roughly half an inch higher to give it some nice rake. Drives nice on the road, clears speed bumps with splitter and handles nice on track.

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