The Tamora has had rather a long holiday at Neil Garner’s waiting for:
- Dampers to be refurbed by Gaz and sent back
- Correct springs to be sent by Gaz as the initial shipment wasn’t right
- Setup, and then testing in dry conditions (hard to come by…)
But the car was finished on Monday of this week, so I went down this morning to collect it.
Gaz did the refurb work under warranty, so all I paid for was £40 for the springs.
It was a slightly convoluted route to the garage. A friend on his way to work took me as far as the big Tesco at Cirencester, arriving at 07:30 where I waited and had a large breakfast. At 08:30 I was picked up by Paul and taken on to Neil Garners.
We had a good chat about the car and its setup, which Neil considers to be improved. Neil noted that the rear dampers were set to 4 clicks from soft on one side and 10 from soft on the other. Not settings I had applied, the last time these were adjusted was at Center Gravity.
Neil also noted that, when he took it on a spirited test drive, it was definitely locking a front wheel first. This is good, and I still need to decide about swapping out the adjustable valve.
The setup is now:
- Front camber -0.75
- Rear Camber -1.10
- Front Toe -1.0
- Rear Toe -1.5
- Front dampers 11 clicks from soft
- Rear dampers 8 clicks from soft
- Front ride height – At my request 105mm at front splitter centre
- Some rake applied to match this, exact rake not reported
- Front springs 400 lb/in
- Rear springs 375 lb/in
Driving back it felt fine. Subtly different, but nothing I could quantify. Motorway was ok as was A-road. Rear suspension coped with a few undulations that might have caused rubbing before.