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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:56 pm 
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I have just got my car back from getting a wheel alignment because I lowered it and they have recommended I get a camber kit. Are they reall worth it or are they fine to drive as is?
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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:16 am 
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If your tyres start to wear more on the inside or outside.. get the kit.. although.. if your car is lowered I'd get one anyways.
I picked up my nolathane kit for $50.
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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:13 pm 
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I have a K mac adjustable camber kit and always have problems with the rubber bushes squeeking. Not sure what they're worth but the shim type ones are the cheapest.
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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:43 pm 
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Whats a couple of tyres worth $200-$500, shim type camber kit not fitted approx $60 per side and wheel alignment about $60. i would go for the proper wheel alignment with new camber kit and save buying 2 tyres every year!
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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:26 am 
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definately get a kit!

My tyres are Bridgestone S-03 and $330 each, and I've just found out today that because my car needs a kit, and i dont have one, the tyres have worn badly, are unroadworthy, and need replacing. They're less than a year old!

Basically, the suspension cannot be adjusted enough to do a proper wheel alignment without it, so i was always just receiving a half-done wheel alignment.

Took 5 years to hear this so not real happy! Could have saved a lot of money on tyres if they told me a few wheel alignments ago. Probably only told me this time because i was asking lots of questions about the severe wear on my right front.

Been quoted $380 for supply and fit camber & caster kit and wheel alignment.

Also been told quite common in falcons.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:30 am 
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Booked in for the kit next Monday. Pedders.

Might have to do a tyre rotation and "use" the rest of the rubber before I purchase new tyres tho. Seems a waste otherwise. :P

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:44 pm 
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joolz wrote:
Whats a couple of tyres worth $200-$500, shim type camber kit not fitted approx $60 per side and wheel alignment about $60. i would go for the proper wheel alignment with new camber kit and save buying 2 tyres every year!


what brand was it?

as i have been quoted $70 a side from repco and $99/side from burson, this is supply only.

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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 4:44 pm 
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Just fit it yourself.. and drive slowly to get a wheel alignment straight away after afterwards hehehe
Full castor/camber wheel alignments cost $70-80 from what I can gather.
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Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:31 pm 
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hey all do ya get camber kits for comodores cos my m8 lowered his vl and now its eating outside of front tyres but the local peders dealer told us their is no such thing

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:24 pm 
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i don't have one on mine, and it's running a bit of camber, yet i have no uneven wear YET.
i do recommend getting one though, the last car i had with superlows destroyed the new front tyres within 10,000km.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:18 pm 
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yeah it's available. mate got one for lowered VR. don't know where from though.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:28 pm 
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The quote i got for $60 per side (supplied only) was from Bursons in Dandenong. I ended up getting Noltec from a mate in Stawell for $54 per side, i gather Bursons sell the same brand.
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