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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:28 am 
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destroyer wrote:
Your right weighing up cost i will just get it from them, and offaguts good idea but i would rather them new not from a wreckers.


Yeah either way, the only thing that wears a but is a small rubber bush type thing

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:46 am 
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You need to shim the front otherwise you will wear your tires out in no time. When I had mine done I waited a week and I could see the wear on the inside in that time, about 600km. Had mine done by K-Mart Auto. They did a great job, supply and fitted kit and wheel alignment for under $200.00. When you think of the cosy of 17" tyres this is a cheap investment.
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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:30 am 
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Steady ED wrote:
It's strange that the right is more then the left.
Usually vice versa to compensate for more weight in rightside...
IMO -1.20 ain't too much, but it all depends on your driving style.
I'm not sure about the pros/cons of having camber so different left to right, maybe someone more knowledgable could help there.
My advice would be,
if it feels alright handling wise, then drive it around, and just keep an eye on tire wear.
Mine is running approx. -2 on left, and -1.3 on right, and seems to be wearing well.
But I have a tendency to go for highspeed drives thorugh very twisty roads...


It's quite common for suspension geometry to be different RH to LH. That's because there's ALWAYS someone in the driver's seat, but there's not always someone in the passenger's seat. It's even quite common to have a slightly stiffer spring on the RHS compared to the LHS. We're only talking 5 lbs or so stiffer here though.
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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:36 pm 
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I have to get the camber kits anyway, going down to wagga in a couple of weeks so i dont want to kill the new 17"s, so alloys saturday camber kit monday.

I'll post pics as soon as i have it done!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:38 pm 
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I needed one when my ride wasn't even lowered. There definately worth it. I got a Nolathane one from work and Bob Janes installed it for free for me when they fitted the 17"'s on (they were having trouble lining it up with the 15"'s, and it was showing the front tryres scrubbed out on the sides very queer, all is perfect now though).
From memory I payed only $40.00 each side for my kit (obviously employee prices), recomended retail is twice that!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:54 pm 
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i got mine back today.. i think my camber actually improved :?

from the form they gave me

LEFT FRONT
camber:
FINAL: -0.8 degrees
BEFORE: -0.9 degrees
caster:
FINAL: 3.6 degrees
BEFORE: 3.5 degrees
toe:
FINAL: 1.1mm
BEFORE: -1.1mm

RIGHT FRONT
camber:
FINAL: -1.1 degrees
BEFORE: -1.0 degrees
caster:
FINAL: 3.7 degrees
BEFORE: 3.8 degrees
toe:
FINAL: -0.2mm
BEFORE: 0.8mm

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:05 pm 
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Am I the only one that is slightly baffled by that toe adjustment?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:10 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
Am I the only one that is slightly baffled by that toe adjustment?
yeah that looks abit extreme! when i got mine done the front toe was 0.9 adjusted to 0.5!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:17 pm 
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here the kit i'll be installing on monday.

 

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:30 pm 
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just out of curiosity, how can i tell myself if ive got a camber kit installed??
last time i got a wheel allignment i was told that it was a fair bit out and it took a while coz he had to adjust my camber kit too (wat i thought i heard him say)

are you able to tell by looking under the car or removing a wheel?? or are they placed in an unreachable spot? cheers guys

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:03 pm 
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p0ly wrote:
just out of curiosity, how can i tell myself if ive got a camber kit installed??
last time i got a wheel allignment i was told that it was a fair bit out and it took a while coz he had to adjust my camber kit too (wat i thought i heard him say)

are you able to tell by looking under the car or removing a wheel?? or are they placed in an unreachable spot? cheers guys
i think that its not if you have one but if you have one with larger adjustments to allow you to lower your ride without destroying your tyres!!
could be wrong though! any comments?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:56 am 
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yeah where bouts does the kit actually bolt to....the lower arm or upper?

does anyone have anymore pics of the differnt types - whats best?

shim/ratchet/other...

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:22 pm 
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gogetta wrote:
yeah where bouts does the kit actually bolt to....the lower arm or upper?

does anyone have anymore pics of the differnt types - whats best?

shim/ratchet/other...
the extender kit fits on the upper inner control arm!

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:13 pm 
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Here is part of the kit that was installed today.

 

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:43 pm 
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OK SEEN THE PICS KNOW HERE IS THE STATS

 

 

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