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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi,

I have an EVO 6 and am keen to get the tracking checked. Can I take the car to any ol' place who has a 'supertracker' and will they do the job correctly. Are there any settings I need to tell them to set the car up to.

I have seen adverts in magazine from tuners saying come to us to get your car set up for 'fast road' use. What does this mean, and who can do this for me. Can my ralliart dealer do this for me on my next service (due in 1k).

Any advise welcome.

Thanks,

Mark.
 
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Mark,
I believe you are in the South of England? (Berkshire, North Hampshire area I seem to remember?) If you are then try Micheldever Tyres (near Micheldever Railway Station). I haven't been there yet but I have only heard good things about them and other people on here have tried them so they do know about Evo's. Work out what settings you want and they can set it up for you.
Personally I have no confidence in dealerships setting up tracking and geometry as it is a fairly specialised job. Unfortunately there are too many cases of dealers having supposedly set up the tracking only to find out they never bothered but charge you for it anyway. It is not something that you can check easily yourself so it is open for abuse. At least with Micheldever you will get a before and after print out of the settings (I had old copies from a previous car I had). The only draw back with Micheldever Tyres is that they are so damn popular that I have been told you may have to queue a while! (I am not sure if you can book up). They also do very good deals on tyres.
Check out http://www.micheldever.co.uk for more details.
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
...by the way what settings do people recommend? I know it is fairly individual thing and depends on your driving style etc. but as a benchmark what do people suggest to start off with?
I am looking for fast road use but obviously I would prefer to err on the side of even tyre wear rather than outright performance.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
True...

I think you notice when they set up the camber toe in etc. The car will be much more willing to turn in, not understeer, etc. You can even see it!
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Colin

I already played around with my geometry settings. On a normal car usually you can only adjust toe-in and camber. So when I change these settings I understand what happens. But can you explain to me what the caster and kingpin inclination actually is and what effect they have on the car's behaviour when changing them. I use settings from a rally prep. and I'm quite happy. Just seen I even have a bit of toe-out at the front.

Thanks

Mike
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
HH6,

as I've said before I had 2 degrees of neg. camber front and 1,5 rear with the standard suspension. Toe in was 1mm. Tyre wear wasn't too bad, but that depends on how one defines tyre wear... Now with 2,3 front the wear is quite ridiculous, the inside edges are basically non existent.
 
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