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Ohlins DFV Driving Impressions (Street/Touge)

Old 01-28-2014, 11:15 AM
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Here is the wear I am getting so far:



Very even on all 4 corners.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by andrewhake View Post
One thing that is important to remember here. The OEM alignment is in NO way tuned for optimal contact patch when driven hard, even with everything completely stock, including the tire sizes. On all my my RE11's I have gotten noticeably more front shoulder wear, on the OEM alignment, going to -1.6 F -2.0 R helped a little bit but still very far from optimal. I haven't been to the track yet, but have been driving the car pretty hard, and my wear patterns are much more even so far. I am guessing at the track I will be getting just a bit more wear close to the outer shoulders but with my old setup I would have already been wearing the tire out to the little triangles that indicate where the wear bars are on the tire. On the set of tires I just took off those little triangles are long gone. Of course wear isn't the best indicator, but it does provide some data.
I definitely agree about the OEM alignment not being optimal for grip.

You and I are both still on staggered tires at this point and I think we currently have our understeer solved in different ways. You have added camber adjusters that let you maximize your front contact patch. My stock adjusters max at 2.0 F and 2.2 R, so that's what I have, but I have the Eibach rear bar, which at 515 lbs/in on "soft" is over 65% stiffer than stock. So I'm putting a lot more load on my rear tires and reducing the need for front camber. I get even tire wear at all corners. The big downside of my current band-aid is that the high rear sway bar rate means I occasionally lift a rear wheel on large bumps, which unloads the limited-slip diff.
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Here's a post that speaks to what I'm saying about spring rate ratios:

My linkhttps://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/880680-spring-rates/page__view__findpost__p__20762222
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Good writeup Andrew. These coilovers will likely be my next mod! (after flash pro + tune). I'm in no hurry though. I'll probably stay on the stock suspension for the rest of this year (to save some cash and placate the wife )
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Ordered mine...
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Great write up and feedback Andrew. I'll be sure to point some guys this way to read it as well. We just got our first lot of coils in the other day from their back orders. I think these are an AWESOME bang for buck now, especially with the new 2014 pricing.
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