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Old 08-20-2019, 10:41 AM   #1
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Last weekend, I autocrossed my 944 for the first time and found the chassis to be... sloppy, to say the least. Turn in was limp wristed and it felt like all the car wanted to do was load the outside front tire and plow. What have you guys done to dial out some of the understeer? Specifically looking more for autocross/trackday experience as I'm not building a race car and I don't trust that handling limits can really be pushed on the street. Right now the car is as I bought it save a pair of Bilstein Tourings and overload springs in the rear.
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:43 AM   #2
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https://www.bneshop.com/collections/...e-strut-mounts

get a set of these and dial in a good alignment (as much - camber as you can manage)

and a slight toe-in
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:05 AM   #3
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Ben's stuff is super nice and I have seen cars on the track with his stuff kick ass.

If you want to add camber and castor for cheap, you can move the strut mount and redrill the front holes. Cost $0.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=208119
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Old 08-20-2019, 04:27 PM   #4
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Yeah camber mod and upper and lower strut braces and front IPD bar and kerplunky end links on the bar. I just did all that on my 95 940 turbo wagon. Makes it handle way better.
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:37 PM   #5
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Learn to trail brake late into the corners and you will eliminate some of the understeer.
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:07 PM   #6
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What class?
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:14 PM   #7
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Definitely do the Kaplhenke camber plates early on. Those not only allow for camber but they greatly reduce the binding when loading the suspension. No other changes on mine at that time, the difference was tremendous. Good springs and struts/shocks will go a long ways as well as bars.
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:23 AM   #8
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My car's in SM because of the M90 so I needn't worry about getting classed up. However I'm not planning on making a real race car out of it, just a more autocross/trackday friendly street car.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:51 AM   #9
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Run the SMR230.
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Old 08-22-2019, 10:27 PM   #10
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My 88 765T has 24mm front bar from 92 960 sedan and 19mm rear bar from 87 760 sedan. 5mm difference front to rear. Fairly good balance but not into racing it.
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:02 PM   #11
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Ohh yeah IPD poly front strut rod bushings. Don't forget those..
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:26 AM   #12
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The 2 diferent chassis braces on the following link is a very nice upgrade! The ones pictured are Volvo Original but there are aftermarket too.

The lower 2 small braces are fitted to all 960 95- and S/V90 if you have a local salvage yard. The upper brace Im not sure if it ever was fitted to US-spec cars?

https://www.garaget.org/forum/viewto...07850#p3907850
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I was just getting ready to mention those 960 braces. They are cheap new but easy to find at the yards as well. The W brace helps a little but going with something that triangulates the front end, between the radius rod mounts and the center of the front crossmember makes a much bigger difference, especially under braking. The side to side is a little better, but without that brace on mine the front end feels like mush since I'm used to having a lower brace on there.
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It's the #230 Swedish Mafia Racing 245 LeMons car. Dormant, but pretty successful and in the garage.
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