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Old 02-28-2010, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
moonmonkey
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lowering an echo and rake angle

i am going to heat the coil springs on my echo, to lower the car for aerodynamics only. dont care about looks, (heating the coils to adjust height is commenly done on racecars) would lowering the front 2" and the rear 1" help or hurt aero? it seems to already have about an inch of positive rake (if thats what its called when the front is lower than the back) i.ve not been able to answer this question satisfactorily by looking at threads on rake.i am going to adjust the ride height next week, its either 2" front and rear or the previous 2"and 1". my race car builder friend, says his car picked up speeds in the strait-a-ways with a little more positive rake. suggestions? the picture is stock ride height.

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Last edited by moonmonkey; 02-28-2010 at 10:28 PM.. Reason: spelling
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