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Old 01-04-2018, 10:34 PM
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I am just completing my build and now need to setup the car. I have no experience setting up a car like this so I would appreciate any guidance you experts can give me. The car has a DSE quadralink and DSE rear sway bar. The front is a PTFB setup with the coilover conversion. The shocks are double adjustable but again, I have no idea where to begin and how to test the setup.

Any recommendations to get it to a good starting point?
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Maybe a call to DSE and ask them for their recommended alignment (4 wheel) - start there.... drive it a bit...
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I think Ridetech recommends setting shocks (single adjustable) at around 2/3 their total, ex: 10 clicks out of 16, then adjusting from there as you drive the car.
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I think Ridetech recommends setting shocks (single adjustable) at around 2/3 their total, ex: 10 clicks out of 16, then adjusting from there as you drive the car.
You are close Jeff. They have a total of 24 clicks and recommend starting at 20 (24 being the softest setting). Drive a little and adjust to your preference.
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Doug, Ron Sutton offers a very affordable service to help set up your car.

He will ask for measurements and recommend toe/camber adjustments to you.

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