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Old 05-Jun-2007, 10:08 PM
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Optimal Camber/Alignment questions

Hey all try and make this question not as long as my header question.lol. I have purchased the blox rear camber kit after getting fed up with the "washer trick" and now in search of a front piece. For my application the selection seems limited to ignalls. Now they have two differnt styles for my car(90 hatch, car will be dropped 2.5-3") I was just wondering if anyone has had personal experience with either of them? They dont seem to be like most camber kits i see that replace the upper control arm and balljoint.

I will be changing the susp. and adding front and rear camber kits to my car soon. When i go for a four wheel alignment afterwards what is a optimal camber setting for cornering performance? I heard a - camber will aid in turning?, but a big concern is tire to road contact so maby 0, or should you just stick to the oem rec.? specs? With previous lowered vehicles even after alignment the camber would be nowhere near spec thats why you need a camber kit abviously no? but i hear some ppl get away with lowering there car and camber not really affecting them. Why is that? even if they have a substantial drop? Understanding the adjustment on the rear kit is not there at all, there is no indicator of what your doing and just by looking at the front ignall pics it seems the same. So should i just adjust it when the alignment is being done rather than messing around and eyeballing it? I mean not paying attention really to the unit but just going after a optimal camber setting on the alignment machine? I will have some say in this as i work at a dealership. But im guessing you should just try and stick to the rec. settings for the car no matter how high or low you go?

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Oh, also i have seen kits to corect caster and toe i believe. Do i need to worrie about the caster and toe-in settings not being achieved because of it being lowered?
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Dan, on the streets I suggest you stick to OE spec for camber. While playing around with camber is definatly a good idea for the short track because you can keep the tires flat when in turns, thus providing maximum grip, on the streets you will only cause uneven wear on your tires.

Don't eyeball your camber. Let the guys at the shop do it for you.
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Toe is adjustable without any additional kits, and once again you want to keep this OE spec anyways on the street.
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Old 06-Jun-2007, 05:56 AM
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yall know you can do the washer trick on the front too..i like it better than the camber kits that replace the ball joint and control arm
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how do you do the washer trick on the front ?
Is there a DIY write-up anywhere ?
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