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    If I recall, there unfortunately aren't any aftermarket options yet for shocks/struts for this car.


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    I was under the impression that the rear torsion beam suspension wouldn't have any camber adjustment on it, since its a solid piece. Is that incorrect?

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    The RSR drop looks great! I was considering getting those but i think i'll get some new wheels first. What size wheels are you running on the rainy picture and on the orange wheel picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subcompact Culture View Post
    I was under the impression that the rear torsion beam suspension wouldn't have any camber adjustment on it, since its a solid piece.
    That is correct. You can't adjust anything on the rear. And some have reported that lowering springs altered their rear alignment angles in a negative way.

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    The rear will toe in more the lower you go. Also the beam will be pulled forward going lower, that's completely normal for a beam car. Take a look at watercooled VWs on air.

    If camber is changed by lowering the car I wouldn't know as so haven't seen alignment papers pre/post.

    As a general rule, backyard wrenching with off the shelf bolt-on parts will not necessarily make a car faster around a track than it was stock. Having said that, the Mirage doesn't feel planted stock, which is something wider tires and a lowering would improve. And if anything, the rear is actually too firm so a softer setup out back would be a good idea in my eyes.

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    That's some interesting insight.

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    So how is the ride?

    I generally won't run lowering springs on OE shocks/struts since the damping isn't up to snuff with the stiffer spring rates. I was thinking about just going coilovers. I know you put Yaris springs on the rear (are they OEM Yaris shocks or aftermarket?).



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