Peely, the geometry was adjusted right after the tyres were fitted.
I am sure that that fuckin treator could destroy the tyres over the same distance, except it might be harder work without the AYC!
Next time I see him I will kick his butt, cant believe I have a car with his name on it and he drives a Scooby!!!
Tommi would have a great advantage, a full roll cage. Even if Claudius has his geometry OK, the amount of body flex could be a factor particularly with his rock hard suspension. In effect, even if his static geometry is spot on, his dynamic geometry could be all over the place. I believe that this was one of the lessons Blade learnt on his motor.
In fact, it appears the tyres had been re-cut and were in fact fucked when I got them. I usually dont buy stuff from that particular place, but my rallye team didnt have any left... Time for my Corsican friends to pay a visit there...
you are right about the roll cage. But not about the suspension: it is not rock hard, it has stiff springs and is very efficient, not hard, which is very different! Anyway, I was quoted EUR 3000, like GBP 2000 to get a made to measure roll cage fitted by a MAtter approved suspension and rallye specialist in my area. They said it takes 3 days to strip the car, 3 days to do the welding etc and like a week to put everything back in. The rollcage will be extra I guess. What do think? Worth it? I dont find that too expensive!
Claudius - it is definitely worth it. It is that more than anything else that stops my car eating tyres. Simon is bang on.
However, you can improve your stiffness D) massively with :|EQU|
1) Cusco lower 4 point and 2 point braces
2) Cusco front and rear 3 point strut braces
I have got all of that, stiffer rollbars, rollcage and everything. Saves a fortune in tyres. You don't need a full weld in cage - even a bolt in half-cage helps. Obviously, the full on cage that bolts to the struts is the best, but not on a track - it doesn't make a hooj difference.
Take some weight out too (goodby subwoofer!)
Warning - if you put a full cage it is REALLY difficult to get in and out - girls won't like it! Makes it difficult to have sex in the car too :-O
I think the cage is around £600, but fitting is up to you. You can get a trick rear cage that just bolts in, so that is only a day or so to fit. Full on cages require removing everything, and that costs alot - maybe not as much as £2,000 to fit (that is like a week of labour!)
Spot on again (did you meet up with Wazup or something??)! I have CUSCO front strut brace and lower arm bar (4 points), the single bar on order. Cant fit a rear because of the subwoofer. You can see all my mods and pictures on http://www.lancerforums.com/registry/vehicles.php?vid|EQU|91
Spanks for your stiffness recommendations! The price I was quoted is in fact for 2 weeks labor, the time needed to throw EVERYTHING out, REWELD the car ENTIRELY and fit everything back on. Is yours rewelded (Simon calls it seam welded or sthg if memory serves me right) as well? If so, I am about to be ripped off!
Simon, a pic of my (blue) CUSCO lower arm bar (4 points) just for you:
with HKS downpipe
those are the 540s that were almost dead and died on Sunday
No need to send the Corsicans over, the guy agreed to give me 4 new tyres! He must have thought I was a pssy driver and that they would last or sthg.