Thanks, I had a few to much .....last night and just started the morning coffee so not at my best when I wrote the above
I generally dial in all the caster I can and have had great results on FWD, RWD and AWD cars with it. I am looking at some bushings for the rear of the control arms that are designed to add more caster as well as camber plates. I have drilled new or notched towers to get more on a few cars as well, it was legal in class of course.
I may of posted this here on the site somewhere, or at least some of this but I have high hopes for this better platform than the below car I setup in 2002.
I have only built one twist beam car before and I ran a stiffener for it, really is a sway bar in a sense. It was the first 1zz turbo Matrix built, 250WHP. The only coilvers I could get where not what I would of ran but they did some custom valving and spring rate setup for me. No LSD was available so I sent the diff to Phantom Grip and they made a race tuned version, stiffer springs, and it worked. I went with a modest BBK but with more front bias, 235 V700 on 17x8 Enkei RPF1 and Recaro SRD seats. Sunroof and all the rest of the car was stock and left in besides taking out the spare and jack.
SM class, SoCal, I was slow at first but dialed it in better over time and learned the fast was was driving more like a rally car, I ended up taking a number of third places out of many fast cars when on the Vette setup long and faster courses, well into third gear at times, way above normal autocross speeds! I would of taken some 2nds but just never made one perfect run as it was a real handful to drive.
The top dog in class was an E36 M3 that looked rather stock but was very well sorted and driven by an 8 time national champion, closest I got to his times was 1.5 seconds on a fast 90 second course. I always got in at least 6 but sometimes 10+ fun runs and gave many rides as well. Last event I ran the car was a two day school with around 500 cars, tons of runs, 5 national champs drove the car and all ran off course the first lap, never got close to my times, just had to drive it totally different than regular cars. I believe I had top time of the weekend out of all the cars even against a full race Super 7.
I built a very fast Forester XT, Scion TC, had a few Miata's and a race and a well sorted street Vette as well as two BMW projects since and now going to have fun with the ST.
All that said, I believe this little car has huge potential to do great things
This is my retirement car, the only fun little car I could fit into the trailer and fit our big dogs in as well, I am into it for the long haul.