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Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:40 pm 
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My mate has an NF fairlane and is wanting to purchase a camber/castor kit, what are some brands you's could reccomend?
Also are they hard to put in yourself? Or should he leave it to a suspension specialist?

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Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:50 am 
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It depends on what you're after ie. adjustable or not (shims). The adjustable kits are pretty expensive but can change to suit height/use. A couple of brands that I know of are KMAC and Whiteline (both do decent adjustable ones) and KMAC also has the shim type.

It's pretty simple to do yourself, but just make sure you get a wheel alignment STRAIGHT after or you run the risk of chewing your tires out really quickly!
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Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 2:04 am 
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thanks for the information mate. I dont think he really needs an adjustable one that he could adjust, just something to stop chewing his tyres out with how low it is, and its not really that low! :roll:
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Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:13 pm 
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Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:47 pm 
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I need one too, what type of prices to expect (for the adjustable ones)?

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 2:25 pm 
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i also need one as my tyres get worn alot on the outside alot on the back and front wheels.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:55 pm 
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ITS LOWER THAN YOURS X-C HAZER LOL !!!!!!! :twisted:


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Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 5:46 pm 
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Yeah, NF/NL Fairlanes tend to have bad outer wear. I am only on lows and with my Kmac kit, it is already at max neg setting!! If I went any lower it would be compromising tyre wear as I can't adjust it any further. I find you will want 1 degree neg camber..

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 7:24 pm 
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should i get a kit cause im just gettting lows and ive been told not to worry about it

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:02 am 
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If you can afford it, go for it.. Falcon's should come with better kits. See how she goes first, if you are getting bad tyre wear and can't adjust it any more then you'll need one.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:24 am 
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Hmmm adjustable are around the high 100 mark, to 250 or thereabouts. The shim type I am not entirely sure about (thinking $80-150 installed), but go to a wreckers (self serves always good) and you can usually find them on EAs for some reason. I picked up the shim type with the upperarm for about $25! But now I have the adjustable KMAC ones ;)
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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 2:14 am 
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The aftermarket shim ones have longer bolts which is why you buy them. The adjustable one is even better though, as long as you make sure you tighten them heaps..

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:49 am 
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might have to invest in one.. after i replace every other bit of my suspension components and dump my car again :roll:
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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:10 am 
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I have the shim type KMAC cost $88 brand new and have super lows. They work fine haven't noticed any uneven tyre wear. A mechanic i know recommend not using adjustables becuase under stress he said they can move and that means more wheel alignments = $$$. Dont know if anyone has ever experienced this but there you go...

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:25 am 
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did u put yours in yourself dude?
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