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Old 07-26-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
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I will be tracking a WRX with OEM alignment specs. I would like more front neg. camber. I was wondering if I can just mark the camber bolt (to return it to OEM after the track session) and max out front neg camber? What effect will this have on front toe? Thanks.
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:57 PM   #2
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You should just get an alignment with the bolt full negative and 0 toe, then drive it like that all the time. Its toe that kills tires and not camber. -1.5 camber and 0 toe will not wear your tires unevenly on the street.

Maxing out front camber w/o adjusting toe, will lead to quite a bit of front toe out with will a) eat the insides of the tires and b) might cause some mid corner push.

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I am between track/autoX cars so this WRX will only get tracked a single time. I will not have the time to get an alignment before the event so I was just wondering what a quick and dirty DIY alignment would do. It sounds like I would have to balance the advantages of more neg. camber with the disadvantages of some front toe out. I'm tempted to try it since I know it has around -.5 camber in front right now which= terminal push on all parts of corners (entry,mid, exit). I guess I could just dial in a little front toe in as well but I am not sure I have the time or inclination to do this.



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You should just get an alignment with the bolt full negative and 0 toe, then drive it like that all the time. Its toe that kills tires and not camber. -1.5 camber and 0 toe will not wear your tires unevenly on the street.

Maxing out front camber w/o adjusting toe, will lead to quite a bit of front toe out with will a) eat the insides of the tires and b) might cause some mid corner push.

-Tom
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I would toe in just a tad after the camber change. Takes 30 secs a side.

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