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Setting for stiffness on my B16 suspension for track

I recently purchased Bilstein's B16 suspension and I will be running it at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA next week. Im wondering what would be the best setting for this track when it comes to the stiffness / softness knob on the coilovers for this specific track? (1-10) The track has a half roval banking which then turns into a circuit. I am also running it at the lowest setting with apex wheels paired with the M performance BBK.

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Typically I like setting things only as stiff as I need so that the tire has max grip. Setting things really stiff can feel good initially, but overall grip is lessened. You'll probably run a higher setting in the front than rear since the B16s have a really high front spring rate relative to the rear.

My guess is the front will be somewhere around 6-7 and the rear 4-5. You can tune it on the street and that should work on the track. The ride should be controlled, but not harsh. If it gets harsh, you've gone too stiff.
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Typically I like setting things only as stiff as I need so that the tire has max grip. Setting things really stiff can feel good initially, but overall grip is lessened. You'll probably run a higher setting in the front than rear since the B16s have a really high front spring rate relative to the rear.

My guess is the front will be somewhere around 6-7 and the rear 4-5. You can tune it on the street and that should work on the track. The ride should be controlled, but not harsh. If it gets harsh, you've gone too stiff.
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Thank you for the help! Will try that out today
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