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I have a 1993 S-Special with the Bilstein suspension and LSD. Running 195/50/15 Toyo T1R tyres.

I've been getting more understeer than I'd normally expect, I'd not sure if it's to do with the LSD, maybe it's pushing the car straight on (I've heard of this can happen with lightweight cars)

any ideas?
 

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Obvious question, but when was the last geo? This will make a huge difference.

I also asume its not a torsen, these can understeer a little off throttle.
 

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Obvious question, but when was the last geo? This will make a huge difference.

I also asume its not a torsen, these can understeer a little off throttle.
As far as I know it's a Viscous LSD.

I've only had the car a month, so not sure when it last had an alignment check.
 

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Defintely get it geo'd - my MK2.5 sport understeered horribly when I bought it (worse turning left....) trip to WIM sorted it.
 

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These cars are very sensitive to the suspensions geometry. My car drove OK so it felt and then I took it to Tony at WIM.

Look at my members ride thread for the difference. It drive beautifully now.

A good geometry is the best bang for buck in these cars.
 

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Sorry to hijack - but I have the same problem (albeit on horrible budget tyres the previous owner put on - thats changing this weekend!). Anyway, my question is - does a full geometry apply to cars with OEM suspension set up as well? Just I presume there's no settings to tweak on stock shocks / springs? If it will benefit my currently completely standard car I think it could do with one!

Cheers,
Al
 

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As I understand, the geometry session won't setup actual shocks and springs. It sets up how they mount to the car.
I believe all MX5's have adustability for camber, caster, tow in/out etc and can be setup for your style of roads/driving.
 

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yup - it's about pointing the wheels in the appropriate direction rather than fiddling around with damper settings.
 
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