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Evora S - Track Alignment

Has anyone changed their Evora's alignment /geo for track work at all?

I'm considering moving to the 410 alignment to see if it provides an improvement on track to match up with the Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tyres I'm using.

Apparently these tyres need more negative camber to get the full benefit out of them.
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I have had my alignment done for a couple of years now and it made for a much more entertaining track vehicle. I am not home at present, but do a search as my stuff is posted already. Basically zero toe up front, cut rear toe in half. We maxed the caster and had to compromise on the front camber slightly. Rear camber has also been enhanced. If I find my thread, I will forward it to you. Ever so slightly more darty on public roads, but turn in is dramatically improved.

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I have had my alignment done for a couple of years now and it made for a much more entertaining track vehicle. I am not home at present, but do a search as my stuff is posted already. Basically zero toe up front, cut rear toe in half. We maxed the caster and had to compromise on the front camber slightly. Rear camber has also been enhanced. If I find my thread, I will forward it to you. Ever so slightly more darty on public roads, but turn in is dramatically improved.
Thanks that would be much appreciated. I'll also do a search and if I find your thread first I'll post back here to say.
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I have had my alignment done for a couple of years now and it made for a much more entertaining track vehicle. I am not home at present, but do a search as my stuff is posted already. Basically zero toe up front, cut rear toe in half. We maxed the caster and had to compromise on the front camber slightly. Rear camber has also been o enhanced. If I find my thread, I will forward it to you. Ever so slightly more darty on public roads, but turn in is dramatically improved.
Thanks that would be much appreciated. I'll also do a search and if I find your thread first I'll post back here to say.

I found your thread - thanks!

Just was wondering was 5.2 the max you got the castor to?

I was planning to go -1 front and -2 rear for the camber. Keep front toe 0 and leave rear toe alone but noticed you had reduced your rear toe, what was the reason for that?
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As you increase camber, less toe is usually needed...at least what my tech explained to me.

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Here we go. Got my specs sheet back. As for comments about the 1/100th of a degree variances, those numbers are irrelevant probably even at F1 level.
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Here we go. Got my specs sheet back. As for comments about the 1/100th of a degree variances, those numbers are irrelevant probably even at F1 level.
Thanks.

Was that the maximum castor possible on the car or did you not touch it? Mine is currently at 5.2 already.
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Yes. You want more caster, you lose some camber. We compromised. She really feels great, FAR crisper than stock, and this is on one of the best cars ever produced out of the box! I seem to rember that we had a bit more caster on my 2010. They are all a bit unique.

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