I had an eventful weekend, more so on Saturday. The day started early with breakfast before zipping down to Revolution – the workshop which I frequent, for service and mostly mods. I had to wait for a bit for Sam, the alignment pro, who was out for lunch.
The alignment settings gone berserko!
As you can see from above, the alignment of my SR3 was completely off optimum. The numbers should have been:
Camber: -0.5 degrees
Camber: -1 degrees
Sam took it for a run and confirmed that the SR3 was veering slightly to the right. He also noticed the car was wobbly at speeds over 120km/h. This was due to balancing, or the absence of proper balancing that is.
New camber bolts in place. Notice the yummy cross-drilled DBA disc brake, and the peeling red paint!
I had spanking new, heavy-duty camber bolts installed. I had initially wanted to install race lug nuts from K-Speed but Sam explained that they weren’t lock nuts per se, so I opted for proper lock nuts instead. Besides costing cheaper than race lugs, the lock nuts should secure and deter thieves from attempting to steal those gun-metal Advanti wheels.
Sam working his magic
Sam did multiple runs to fine-tune the settings. The SR3 ended up close to the recommended settings, except for slightly more toe at the fronts. Car feels nice and tight round corners and incredibly straight. You could let the steering go at 160km/h and it wouldn’t veer off-course. Superb job! Need to return to Revo though, coz the steering alignment is slightly off. I had to rush off and therefore didn’ have time to get that adjusted.
Verne couldn't take his eyes of the twins
Met Desmond, who owns a 4G93T-powered SGTi. He was there for a brake upgrade. Out came the stock single calipers to a pair of VR4 twin-pots. Nice! Advised him to get Goodridge steel-braided hoses installed as well. NO compromising on stopping power I stressed! Safety is everything! 🙂
Will be paying another visit to Revo this coming Saturday to have my grounding kit and CAI installed. Yippee!