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Old 05-02-2007, 12:27 PM   #1
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What is the best way to get camber in the front and mainly the back. I was thinking about using camber bolts in the front, but how do I achieve about 2 degrees in the back? I have looked at camber plates but they are very expensive can camber bolts be used in the back as well? Thanks
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:41 PM   #2
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Yes, you can use camber bolts. Are you sure you really need more in the rear? Front camber is lacking much more than rear--I wish I could dial more out of my wagon, in fact.
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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You should be somewhere between -1.5 and -2 as it stands now in the rear (unless the i has some weird geometry change over a WRX). That is PLENTY of rear camber.

I'm running -2.5 front and -1.9 rear right now myself. When I do my next suspension upgrade and get a new alignment I'm going to try and knock the rear down to -1.5 if possible.
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In the rear, just running a typical lowering spring will put your camber somewhere around -1.8 or so.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:51 PM   #5
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In the rear, just running a typical lowering spring will put your camber somewhere around -1.8 or so.
That's right on the money... mine came out to -1.8 in the rear with JDM pinks on the stock hardware.
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Is -1.8 in specs fpr the rear? Do you guys happen to know the range?
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:00 AM   #7
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My car is at stock height and i don't plan on lowering it anytime soon SCCA. what is the stock max camber

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My car is at stock height and i don't plan on lowering it anytime soon SCCA. what is the stock max camber
You really don't want to add more rear camber. It'll just make the car understeer more. Add some front camber, and leave the rear alone.
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The rear usually doesn't needs increased neg camber (usually only if the front is substantially increased ~ -3.0+)

the max neg camber up front (w/o plates/bolts/slotting) is in the -1.3 ballpark
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My car is at stock height and i don't plan on lowering it anytime soon SCCA. what is the stock max camber
Last i checked, the rear camber is not adjustable without camber bolts/lateral links/camber plates.

there is no available camber adjustment in stock form. only toe.
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Thanks for the input i would like to get bolts for the front b/c i am wearing out the outside of my autox tires. This should solve the problem in the front I was just curious if I should do anything in the back.
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Is -1.8 in specs fpr the rear? Do you guys happen to know the range?
The spec'd range rather wide.... -0.9 to -2.4, so yes, -1.8 is in spec.
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Thanks for the input i would like to get bolts for the front b/c i am wearing out the outside of my autox tires. This should solve the problem in the front I was just curious if I should do anything in the back.
You already have one set of camber bolts in the front. You're much better off getting some camber plates.
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