I know its a road car, but some toe in on the rear would help also
Hi Veesix - bit tricky to toe the rear axle on a 33 - its a solid beam!
Or were you thinking of shimming the stub axle carriers in some way?
Either way, I'm not sure toe-in at the rear would help the turn-in; its usually used to improve stability by promoting understeer.
On the other hand, toe-out
at the rear is a great way to visit the countryside... backwards
Chris - 1° toe-out sounds pretty minimal, I think the normal spec is 4mm toe out. What's that in degrees? Its a right-angle triangle, adjacent is what? 600mm? The diameter of your wheel and tyre, opposite is 4mm, angle = arctan opposite/adjacent. I can't do it in my head!!!
But assuming you want to get a little more twist in the tail, you probably want to be trying 6-8mm toe-out if the spec is 4mm.
Lowering the car by 35mm will drop the roll centre height, but the main advantage to handling is the reduction in centre of gravity height.
Its a bit obscure, but in the early '70s the Adams Probe series explored the idea of having the CoG lower
than the roll centre height. In theory this would create negative body roll in corners, i.e. the body would stay upright, or even lean into the turn, like a motorbike or active suspension car. I get the impression most drivers didn't like the sensation, in spite of the advantages of flat cornering stance. A bit like zero scrub radius steering geometry - in theory its perfect, in practice it deprives the steering of any road "feel".
Listen to me rambling on, anyone would think I knew something