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      02-16-2009, 06:06 PM   #1
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Corner Balancing

Out of curiousities sake, how many of the people here had their cars corner balanced when installing the aftermarket suspensions?
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      02-16-2009, 11:03 PM   #2
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nobody even has an answer?
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I know racers who have told me for 99% of the applications, corner balancing isn't needed. They've driven cars on the track that weren't corner balanced and it was hard for them to tell the difference.
If you corner balance the car properly, it's going to take several hours till it's done. Then, if your car is street driven, it won't be even all the way around. You'll have different gaps at each corner. It will look funny. If a car is "corner balanced" and all the gaps look perfect - it's not coner balanced.
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Oh I know the pluses and minuses to it - I was just curious to who has and hasn't and what the ratio in this forum
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I plan to do it when i get my coil overs installed. I've always one this on all my previous cars.
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I had mine balanced and aligned at the same shop with me sitting in the car with a half tank of gas.

The techs were able to get a almost perfect side to side weight and close to
51/49 front to back.
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Had mine done/checked when I installed KWV2's. Ours cars are so well balanced as built unless your doing something really funky with front to rear height offset there is not much to balance.

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I know racers who have told me for 99% of the applications, corner balancing isn't needed. They've driven cars on the track that weren't corner balanced and it was hard for them to tell the difference.
If you corner balance the car properly, it's going to take several hours till it's done. Then, if your car is street driven, it won't be even all the way around. You'll have different gaps at each corner. It will look funny. If a car is "corner balanced" and all the gaps look perfect - it's not coner balanced.
+1 only for hardcore track guys
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Bumping this thread because I'm getting Bilstein PSS9 coilovers installed tomorrow. Is corner balancing necessary for a street driven car?
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Not necessary at all for a street driven car. I would Dave the money.
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