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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:00 pm 
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the specs for the last wheel allignment done are,

Left Right
camber -0.39 -0.92
castor +3.07 +3.37

Ford settings as per repair manual
Min Max
camber -0.5 0
castor 3 4

The pedders guy said it won't chew tyres but it will be a little iffy at freeway speed, wave hand left and right in floating motion.

is the camber on the right out enough to warrant a kit or not, as everything else is within the specs.

the reason i ask is that my sister is getting this car.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:18 pm 
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I'd leave it, just rotate tyres every 10k to avoid scrubbing as -.09 Camber is a bit high, but not excessive.

Should be fine on the highway i'd think.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:39 pm 
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think mine was out by 2 degrees?

after 10,000km wear looks pretty even.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:09 pm 
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cheers for the replies.
i just wanted to ask as i got new shocks sitting waiting to go in and if needed better put one in with them to save on the hassle of pulling it apart again.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:57 pm 
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Its piece of mind really if you want your tyres to last longer get a castor/camber kit fitted.Falcons are nortorious for wearing out tyres in the front end specially standard height ones.But beware the kit is like 60dollars each side i think and then labour to fit them will cost all up including wheel alignment close t or more than 400 dollars.I got a camber kit fitted once i lowered my fairlane costed me 300 dollars mates rates.So its up to you or your sis if they are intending to keep the car and do lots of road trips i would suggest getting the fitted just to save the hassle of wearng out tyres.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:19 pm 
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i personaly wouldnt worrie to much about it just yet but in a month or two go back an get another wheel alinment an see if they have gone out more.

i just put a camber kit in mine, got about an inch of shims in there, a couple months ago it was out about what yours is now but then last week i checked the alinment again cos i was goin to melbourne an it was off the scale, my control arms had bent and it was out over -2.5 which wasnt a very nice thought to be left in my head.

if your car is pretty rough in the front end and your roads arnt exactly smooth i suggest you check it down the track abit an see how its goin and decide from there

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:29 pm 
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Get a camber castor kit
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:34 pm 
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you might find that replacing all the front end bushes will fix it.
no point fitting a camber kit if the rest of bushes are the problem.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:54 am 
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Definately, some nice nolathane bushes will tighten up the front and make it feel much better.
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