Can't say because it's not my bag. However, IMO the 240 looks like a cartoon car with anything bigger than 16 inch wheels. Keep in mind that's just my opinion and I'm sure many will disagree. I just prefer the look and ride of a taller sidewall.lee_harvey said:what does everyone here run on your 240 for auto-x. stuff like, suspension, tire pressure, size of rims, etc. i've only raced my b15 but now its gone and i have a 240. thanks
Understeer is a relative term hehe.. are you talking stock?? if so, you're right... That can all be tuned out with the right modifications My s13 never understeers it's either neutral, or too much (which is my term for drifting) lollee_harvey said:yah, the s-13 is not as well balanced as the s-14. the understeer is very slight, but its there. how much are the bushings?
Shoes59 said:IMO the 240 looks like a cartoon car with anything bigger than 16 inch wheels. Keep in mind that's just my opinion and I'm sure many will disagree. I just prefer the look and ride of a taller sidewall.
Can you please elaborate on what "stuff" teins lack for auto-x? Some models of teins may have really stiff spring rates for drifting, but others, like the type flex or ra are suitable for all-around performance. Theyre adjustable for damping, just as konis and adjustable for height, as ground controls are and in addition, are a true full body coilover as opposed to a coilover sleeve. I've seen/assembled the kyb agx and ground control combo where you use duct tape to fill in the gap between the strut and the adjustable sleeve and i dont see how that could be superior in function to any true coilover. You definitely get a better value in using koni and gc, but i wouldnt say tein doesnt have the "stuff" to hack it.Devilstar said:with my 98 i ran some poopy michilens all weathers... i ran sts in the solo 2 in the rocky mountain region scca, i was pretty fast for being stock except for intake.. you'll be surpised at how well that car performs.. my sugestion is if the car is old replace the bushing.. bad bushings= sloppy suspension, also for auto-x use stay away from tein, great street coilover but doesnt have the "stuff" to hack on auto-x corse jsut build with like ground controls and some konis... also i think the front has a slight issue with new shocks that are manualy adjustable.. the shock sleeve has to be cut in order to fit.. i will look around for more info on this ( a very respected 240sx guru from utah told me this at my frist auto-x ) anyways i hoped i helped some.. if ya need any pointers or anything PM me ( i've got a year of auto-xing a 240 under my belt so more than happy to help )
Yes, i definitely agree that koni and GC is definitely better bang for the buck, but in your first post you made it sound like teins arent capable of handling auto-x.Devilstar said:well also you have to look at the fact that most auto-xers are looking for the best bang for buck for suspesion mods.. when it comes down to it the good teins that are toatly adjustable and are tuned for track use are outragously priced where as the GC and koni set up will run much less then the type flex setup.. also most japanies ( spelling?? its late sorry) suspensions are insanly over adjustable and made for perfectly smooth roads.. we on the other hand happen to be racing in parkinglots that get abused on a regular basis and never maintained.. you need something that is a little more flexable.. i mean if your going to be hiiting the accutly race track then yes go for something like then teins, jsut for autocross use and ease to adjust on the fly with out having to worry about 16 differant settings compared to 5 then i would say go for the GC and konis, i dont have anything agaisnt spending big bucks on the tein just not too cost effective for a sometime track car most of the time street car
P.S. i am not sure but i think if something on the coilover breaks you'd have to order it from japan on the teins where as with the konis or GC you can order it from right here in the states minimizing down time and shipping costs...
P.S.S. sorry i have such crappy spelling and all its really late and my mind isnt working right at the moment...