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I have my 323 F2T all done and running. Ive taken it to the track but there are serious handling problems. She's a handful to hang onto !

I think i found the problem though. I'm using the full 5 bolt MX6 struts and hubs and i now see that the wheels actually turn out (left and right) when you hit a bump. Seems the steering rods from the rack arn't parallel with the lower A arm. The steering arm is higher than on the 4bolt 323 knuckle.

Jesiotrot, have do you have this problem ? How does your handle.

Im going to have to cut the steering arm and weld it lower.
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you can always raise the rack position. will take a little bit of fabbing/welding. but i don't see that as a problem for you.

Take a measurement as to how much higher the tie rod mount point is Vs the 4 lug spindle
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I have my 323 F2T all done and running. Ive taken it to the track but there are serious handling problems. She's a handful to hang onto !

I think i found the problem though. I'm using the full 5 bolt MX6 struts and hubs and i now see that the wheels actually turn out (left and right) when you hit a bump. Seems the steering rods from the rack arn't parallel with the lower A arm. The steering arm is higher than on the 4bolt 323 knuckle.

Jesiotrot, have do you have this problem ? How does your handle.

Im going to have to cut the steering arm and weld it lower.
The old bump steer problem because of the steering pivot points not being parallel with the suspension, which inturn makes it toe in and out with bumps.



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Time to make this 323 look good ! Me and my son started the bodywork in April /10

My driveway with one of my 2 second gens and my ford F150.
That 2ndgen is going to be a RWD (seriously)

That Primer-sealer puts a nice thick coat that sands super smooth and hides small scratches

5 coats of Limegreen effect (Dodge Charger lime green). Turned out not bad. I learned alot about using the HVLP gun and got a shiny finish. I painted at about 10 psi.

The hood pins are actually necessary since i had to remove most of the center support for the turbo and fan.
The black is Canadian Tire Laquer which turned out really bad using the HVLP gun. Very pebbly, but wet sanding and polishing saved it.

It took most of the summer, but it was done by the end of July /10


I want to get a smaller rear bumper and possibly put a aftermarket front bumper
The origional ones (both shot) are longer and make it more like a grocery-getter. Shorter bumpers would make it look more modern

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Whats the front windshield made out of?



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Not a big fan of the lime green on anything but i think it looks pretty good on a 323. Should have got the green paint code for the mx-2 and used that instead of the charger lime green lol.
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Whats the front windshield made out of?
3/16" Lexan.

That paint if really cool. It has a hint of gold in it with metalic. $60/qt . It took less than 2 quarts for 5 coats. I don't have any good bumpers so i'm still looking.

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Mx6 bumper fits if u hack it up to the marker lights.
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I doubt this guy will respond. he hasn't updated this thread in three years.
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I doubt this guy will respond. he hasn't updated this thread in three years.
And??? he's still on the forums. Like most, I bet life got in the way and he just forgot to update this.
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I'm still here ! But the 323 has done more sittin than drivin.
Last year i raised the steering rack (posted on the thread in the 1stgen forum) to make it handle better. It handles like crap since the MX6 steering knuckles made the tie rods not parallel any more. I had terrible bump steer .

Things to do this year.. put a better pickup sensor on the crank for the MS, then push up the boost and tune it on my nearly done shop dyno.


Here is the Big thread on the 1stgen forum.
https://www.mx6.com/forums/1g-mx6-oth...ld-thread.html
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What hubs are you running? The 93+ ones? I know the 88-92 ones work, and dont have any suspension issues as we used those on Piles 5 lug swap on his ZE MX3 which should be the same as your car pretty much with only very slight suspension differences.

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