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Old 12-03-2009, 06:28 PM   #1
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I just had a re-alignment done after changing out the wheel bearings, and asked for -2.5f and -1.5r camber but ended up with -2.0 in the rear.



Is that ok? Any adverse effects?
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:44 PM   #2
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No problems at all with that alignment. Quite nice, actually. Serious autocrossers often go with a lot less camber in the rear (to make the car rotate easier) but you DONT want that on the street. Tire wear should not be affected at all, especially considering many cars are -1.7ish stock.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:56 PM   #3
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So, for Track / AutoX it's not so great?
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:18 PM   #4
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So, for Track / AutoX it's not so great?
It'll be good for both of those. If this were a DEDICATED autocross only car you could consider getting rear camber plates and playing with the settings to see what you like, but it isn't (I'm guessing).

It's all personally preference anyway really when you are really hammering at around the course or track.

That alignment will be excellent for the street, your car should turn in well and really stick through the corners. Assuming you have good tires, etc....
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So, for Track / AutoX it's not so great?
track??? = great

autcx...not so much

track and autox are worlds apart

and that is actually a pretty good alignment...especially if you have mods that have increased positive caster
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Yeah, you don't want the front to have a good bit more camber than the back, like your requested -2.5 and -1.5. The front end gets more grip in this situation and more grip in the front means oversteer.
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Yeah, you don't want the front to have a good bit more camber than the back, like your requested -2.5 and -1.5. The front end gets more grip in this situation and more grip in the front means oversteer.
I have found that for 'fast street' use with modded suspension and good UHP/MAX performance tires.....keeping the rear camber between -.5 and -1 of the front is a good range to work within....depending on personal preference

a tail happy street car has proved to be a death trap for many n0000bs that think it is k00 to slide around.....and when they cant catch it...usually at higher speeds......the accident is inevitable
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track??? = great

autcx...not so much

track and autox are worlds apart

and that is actually a pretty good alignment...especially if you have mods that have increased positive caster
Yes. If you're doing both track and autox, do a track alignment. A proper autox alignment is unlikely to be very stable at high speeds
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Didn't mean to group autoX and Track together.

I'd like to get an ALK for the front for some more caster and replace the front camber bolts with camber plates.

So for Track it's great, are their better settings? (I understand that alot of this is personal preference)

Also, for AutoX, would you want more camber in the rear?
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In Autocross, someone who likes rotation wants less camber in the rear. Remember, less negative camber means less grip, and less grip in the rear plus more grip in the front means oversteer at the limit.
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Didn't mean to group autoX and Track together.

I'd like to get an ALK for the front for some more caster and replace the front camber bolts with camber plates.
So for Track it's great, are their better settings? (I understand that alot of this is personal preference)

Also, for AutoX, would you want more camber in the rear?
unless you have added aftermarket bolts....this is a foolish thing to do

and before you do anything....keep researching what you are doing and why

BETTER is not a word to use.......different rate...maybe----better....no
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