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Re: Spax adjustable set-up. [Re: RicHardy] #437111
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Thanks Draggin, that's a very useful link.

Re: Spax adjustable set-up. [Re: RicHardy] #437150
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Richard, you will get plenty chance to fine tune your Spax settings at Curborough drive
Can't remember how many clicks, but mine are set quite firm at the front, and quite soft at the rear. If its a wet track I've found that setting the rear shocks to their softest has given improved grip

I've always had the ride height set at 150mm from the bodywork to the floor, but think I'm now going to experiment setting it a little lower for track use.

Tyre pressures seem to make quite a difference and are definitely worth experimenting with.

I'm no expert in any way shape or form, but have found that tyre and suspension settings come down to personal preference at the end of the day....so start experimenting!!

Re: Spax adjustable set-up. [Re: WarBird] #437215
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Originally Posted By WarBird
Richard, you will get plenty chance to fine tune your Spax settings at Curborough drive
Can't remember how many clicks, but mine are set quite firm at the front, and quite soft at the rear. If its a wet track I've found that setting the rear shocks to their softest has given improved grip

I've always had the ride height set at 150mm from the bodywork to the floor, but think I'm now going to experiment setting it a little lower for track use.

Tyre pressures seem to make quite a difference and are definitely worth experimenting with.

I'm no expert in any way shape or form, but have found that tyre and suspension settings come down to personal preference at the end of the day....so start experimenting!!


I have no racing experience but road use leaves me with the impression that spring rates are on the soft side at rear compared to front, giving the surpringly comfortable ride.

You certainly wouldn't want that single rear wheel loosing contact with the road surface too often though, so maybe soft damping rates to match make sense.


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Re: Spax adjustable set-up. [Re: RicHardy] #437341
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Thanks for all the advice. Think I'll leave things as they are until Curborough. Hopefully we will have a dry day and I'll be able to experiment a bit.


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Re: Spax adjustable set-up. [Re: RicHardy] #437371
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Either way, comments from your testing and figuring things out would be good. Especially with some photos or measurements showing where you dialed it in. It's subjective to driving stile and driver, but always good to have a baseline for what someone thinks of X setting.

Re: Spax adjustable set-up. [Re: RicHardy] #508628
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I finally have all four adjustable dampers installed, would anyone care to share what their settings are?


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Re: Spax adjustable set-up. [Re: RicHardy] #508638
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Start in the middle, go for a drive and if it feels too soft at either end give it 2 clicks stiffer or if too hard 2 clicks softer and go for another drive.

Keep going until its how you want it.

Make a note of the set up.

Then you can back it off a bit for a wet set up or stiffen it up at the back if you are running 2 up.

There is no quick solution, thats why race teams spend so much time testing.

Worth the effort though.

Re: Spax adjustable set-up. [Re: RicHardy] #508729
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The instructions that come with the shocks say to start at the softest setting and dial up four clicks at a time from there until it seems worse and then back off click at a time. I too have sent mine at the middle setting to start though.


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Re: Spax adjustable set-up. [Re: RicHardy] #508737
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I have chosen to stick with my stock shocks, saving time to spend driving my M3W, riding my Beemer, lying in my hammock and making love to my girlfriend. The money I’m saving will be spent on shrimp and cigars.

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Re: Spax adjustable set-up. [Re: KenShapiro] #508748
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Originally Posted By KenShapiro
I have chosen to stick with my stock shocks, saving time to spend driving my M3W, riding my Beemer, lying in my hammock and making live to my girlfriend. The money I’m

will be spent on shrimp and cigars.


Making love in a hammock? Be careful..


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