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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:29 pm
User avatarCridaperPosts: 13970Location: WolverhamptonJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
Tonight I may play with the platform adjusters on the lude, this allows me to raise the car how I want it.

I need to raise it a little to get off the drive OK.

I do like a bit of rake and I'm tempted to raise the back more than the front, any thoughts?



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:34 pm
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sorry for thickness, but is the 'Lude electronically adjustable (I know Mitsi Sapporo's of similar vintage were).

I say rake it, but not too much. Unless you're also planning a narrowed Jag IRS rear end with 15-inch wide Hoosiers on the back. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:43 pm
User avatarCridaperPosts: 13970Location: WolverhamptonJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
Nope, not electronic adjustable, chav-ajustable via cheap lowering springs.

I have created some sophisticated diagrams.

Here is a Prelude at standard height on 16" wheels.
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Here is how mine sits
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Here is a suggested 1 degree of rake with the back raised.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:47 pm
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MWF wrote:

Here is a suggested 1 degree of rake with the back raised.
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Perfect!

Will this benefit the handling too? At a guess it should at least make the car slightly more 'progressive'...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:54 pm
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The increased ride height on the back may reduce roll at the back and make the front dig in more. Might reduce wheel spin a little too.



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:04 pm
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win-win situation then.

get adjusting!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:08 pm
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I need to borrrow a ratshit of Dave at work since I amusingly have no way to remove the wheels. The weather is looking a tad worrying at a mo, black clouds a forming so I may not do it tonight - really want to get on it though.

My biggest worry is that the shonky cheap platforms have welded together and wont unwind.



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:10 pm
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MWF wrote:
since I amusingly have no way to remove the wheels.


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:17 pm
User avatarCridaperPosts: 13970Location: WolverhamptonJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
There is no wheel brace, it is missing. I didn't even have a jack in my XR4x4 and after a blow out at 80mph just drove it to a tyre place.



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:39 pm
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rake it dude



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:40 pm
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How about, Pass it on to me & I'll give it a new CRX suit :D :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:32 pm
User avatarCridaperPosts: 13970Location: WolverhamptonJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
They call me the lude raker.

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Was pretty easy to do really, raised it about 25mm at the back. Goes on and off the drive now! Not sure how long the adjustable platforms are going to last though, all seems a bit essex racing technology to me!



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:00 pm
User avatarHulkaruthersPosts: 5017Location: London, The SouthJoined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:00 am
Mmmm Rakish...



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:05 pm
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Good work that man.

Looks proper now. Sporty as opposed to peddling drugs on a council estate.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:06 pm
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Sadly there is a bush in the way of taking a side profile shot so the difference isn't too noticable in those shots. It's quite a raking it's got, noticable from inside when you are driving!



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