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05MoparSRT4
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2005 Dodge SRT-4

Post: #1   PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:41 pm    Post subject: Full suspension setup Reply with quote

For track day/autox is a full suspension worth it? I've heard mix reviews about the rear sway bar being useless v. it's important.

Setup in mind:
BC Coilovers
Hotchkis Sway bar
Prothane bushings
Shorter endlinks
Eibach camber bolts
adjustable rear control arms

I'm not doing too bad in STX for autox (never did a track day yet). I'm comfortable with some seat time but I just feel the car can roll a little bit better. On sharp turns I'm getting understeer it's hard to take a sharp turn a U turn to be exact and keep close to the cone.


Current setup:
Raceland coils
RPF1s 225 45 16 Direzza ZII star specs
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2002 Dodge Neon R/T

Post: #2   PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a FWD car with understeer issues, the rear sway bar is way more important than the front. A semi-pro driver friend of mine (who races a legit SRT-4 T2 racecar) has been known to completely remove the front sway bar from his street SRT for HPDE track days. Another friend of mine with lots of track experience, actually downgraded his SRT to a base Neon front sway bar and upgraded the rear to a 19mm ACR sway bar. A bigger bar in the rear will help reduce the understeer, and even induce some oversteer in the right conditions. I definitely experienced track day oversteer in my old SRT ACR with the only mods being Mopar springs and strut tower braces.

As far as the Hotchkis bars go, I've heard nothing but positive things about them. I'd probably get the front and rear bars as a set, though. They are supposed to create an incredibly neutral feel. The hollow nature of the bars creates a really great combination of rigidity and lower weight.

The wheels and tires you have are great. The Racelands are garbage for track use. BC's are the minimum upgrade for regular track use. With a bigger budget, I'd look into AMR or KW's. If you are running coilovers with camber plates for the front and rear, I don't think the camber bolts will be necessary.

Adjustable control arms certainly won't hurt anything. The added rigidity (versus stamped steel) and expanded adjustability could be great for track setup.
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the help! I will eliminate the camber bolts from the budget, because if I did go BCs I would get the camber plates. I'll look into the KWs
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