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Old 01-30-2006, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default Post lowering spring camber recommnedations for alignment

Hi everyone. I just lowered my car this weekend. I went with the Crucial springs that are 1.25" front and 1" rear. I am extremely happy with them. I do not do any track racing, but I like driving the curvey back roads aggresively. I am looking for suggestions on my camber settings for when I get my car aligned this week. I remember reading a thread with suggestions, but I have been unable to find it or anything in my search that helps me out much. A friend recommended -.5. Does this sound good? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:34 PM   #2
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The rear is not adjustable.....you'll see -1 to -1.5 typically. Adjust the front for as much camber as you can get. Again, typically - 1 to -1.3. Tire wear will not be affected at all. 0 toe all around.
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Being dropped 1.25" in the front you should be able to get at least -2*. That would probably be good in the front. The rear is not adjustable without camber bolts and you would likely be at -1.25*. Those camber setting should be good for what you want to do. I would also recommend 0 toe all around as a mix between having the best tire wear and fun ride.

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Thank you very much!!
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I guess I'm better off getting your opinion on caster as well..... Thanks!
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I'd say -2deg might be a bit much if all he's doing is aggressive street driving. I'd aim for about -1.5deg. It depends on how often he hits the curvey back roads, I guess. If it's only every once in a while, then that -2deg will (from my experience) begin to wear the inner shoulder of the tire (yes, even with 0 toe all around). If he's hitting the back roads every day, then -2deg should work out fine.

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I guess I'm better off getting your opinion on caster as well.....
No stock caster adjustment. You'd have to get plates to do that.
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I'd say -2deg might be a bit much if all he's doing is aggressive street driving. I'd aim for about -1.5deg. It depends on how often he hits the curvey back roads, I guess. If it's only every once in a while, then that -2deg will (from my experience) begin to wear the inner shoulder of the tire (yes, even with 0 toe all around). If he's hitting the back roads every day, then -2deg should work out fine.

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I take the back roads about 5 days a week. I'm thinking 1.5 from what you are all saying.
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No stock caster adjustment. You'd have to get plates to do that.

Damn, can anyone spot the WRX noob here??!! I even did the install myself with a buddy and I don't know why I didn't make the connection......
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