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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:08 am 
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negative camber is better than positive camber yeh?

when i lowered my car i think i started with positive camber, and ended up with 1-2 degrees of neg camber.. no kit. so im happy

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:33 pm 
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my EB's droped and i have no problem with it but i think its the way i drive some times i only get a week out of stock tyre's but with my 235's i only got 20,000 out of them

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 3:25 pm 
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EFXRWGN wrote:
Hi guys just had front wheel alignment done alls well but the guys at Bob Jane said that they could only adjust my castor to max and got these readings.

Left +3*18'
Right +3*28'

He said that my Left wheel sat a fraction behind my right wheel and that they adjusted it as much as it would go and that it wouldnt be a problem
but the car would sill pull a bit to one side. He said the solution is a castor Kit. What is it and is it easy to do? I just did my stub axles and that was a piece of piss. And I assume I will require another wheel alignment after this.


whats the actaul issue?? does the car pull??
if not castor is a non wearing angle so if its not pulling dont worry about it

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:15 am 
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black ed xr8 wrote:
EFXRWGN wrote:
Hi guys just had front wheel alignment done alls well but the guys at Bob Jane said that they could only adjust my castor to max and got these readings.

Left +3*18'
Right +3*28'

He said that my Left wheel sat a fraction behind my right wheel and that they adjusted it as much as it would go and that it wouldnt be a problem
but the car would sill pull a bit to one side. He said the solution is a castor Kit. What is it and is it easy to do? I just did my stub axles and that was a piece of piss. And I assume I will require another wheel alignment after this.


whats the actaul issue?? does the car pull??


if not castor is a non wearing angle so if its not pulling dont worry about it


The only Pullin I have noticed is when the missus isnt puttin out!!

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:06 pm 
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i am soon to lower my EL Futura on superlows, how do i tell if i need a caster/camber kit, and if i do where should i get one from.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:22 pm 
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when i bought my 95A the tyres where worn from inside out,ihad a wheel alinement check,caster was - 3.5deg both sides,great for high speed cornering,bad for tyre wear,i fitted a nolathan caster -camber kit.i ran out of adjustment at -1deg,rang manufacturer and spoke to owner who stated- -1deg is fine,good cornering-will wear l\h side tyre more on roundabouts in city driving,but great on open road. i get 30-40,000ks out of 235s.the tickfords are dropped and no compensation added,but for race set up your there! ps-i have no problem with handling at high speed.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:23 pm 
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when i bought my 95A the tyres where worn from inside out,ihad a wheel alinement check,caster was - 3.5deg both sides,great for high speed cornering,bad for tyre wear,i fitted a nolathan caster -camber kit.i ran out of adjustment at -1deg,rang manufacturer and spoke to owner who stated- -1deg is fine,good cornering-will wear l\h side tyre more on roundabouts in city driving,but great on open road. i get 30-40,000ks out of 235s.the tickfords are dropped and no compensation added,but for race set up your there! ps-i have no problem with handling at high speed.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:24 pm 
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when i bought my 95A the tyres where worn from inside out,ihad a wheel alinement check,caster was - 3.5deg both sides,great for high speed cornering,bad for tyre wear,i fitted a nolathan caster -camber kit.i ran out of adjustment at -1deg,rang manufacturer and spoke to owner who stated- -1deg is fine,good cornering-will wear l\h side tyre more on roundabouts in city driving,but great on open road. i get 30-40,000ks out of 235s.the tickfords are dropped and no compensation added,but for race set up your there! ps-i have no problem with handling at high speed.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:39 pm 
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Ive dumped my fairy on superlows and still on the stock shockers (which are now rooted :() but after
I had my wheels aligned nobody mentioned anything to me about needing a camber or caster kit and things seem pretty peachy atm...
Except ofcourse for the car bouncing like its on bags going over big bumps :(

The 18's I have on there are wearing from the outside in, nothing a rotation wont fix and ive had them for 7 months now, still about 70% tread left if I rotate...

So you may not need a castor kit with superlows, my car seems to be running fine without :)
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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:17 pm 
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hi,when you stand in the front of the car look down the side is the front wheel verticle or angled in or out? when lowered they usally fall in to the motor,a caster-camber kit goes on upper arm, 2 brackets each side,and are shim plated to push wheel out and forward or backwards at the same time,very similar to holdens hQ-hzs.the factory setting ideal is-1/2deg in a perfect set up ,but wear and tear and all you can do is the best with what you have.next time you have wheel alinment ask for a print out of the settings.i fitted the brackets at home and put what i thought the shims would be,we had to tripple it,the left hand side has 20-22mm and ran out of threads, the setting was -1deg close-had to leave it,same other side.this will wear tyres on the inside and have to rotate before to much wear,have to leave it or make custom set. :roll: :roll:

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:20 pm 
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hi,when you stand in the front of the car look down the side is the front wheel verticle or angled in or out? when lowered they usally fall in to the motor,a caster-camber kit goes on upper arm, 2 brackets each side,and are shim plated to push wheel out and forward or backwards at the same time,very similar to holdens hQ-hzs.the factory setting ideal is-1/2deg in a perfect set up ,but wear and tear and all you can do is the best with what you have.next time you have wheel alinment ask for a print out of the settings.i fitted the brackets at home and put what i thought the shims would be,we had to tripple it,the left hand side has 20-22mm and ran out of threads, the setting was -1deg close-had to leave it,same other side.this will wear tyres on the inside and have to rotate before to much wear,have to leave it or make custom set. :roll: :roll:

 

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