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Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:22 pm 
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Hey guys

ive got a ef fairmont and ive just put dobison super lows in i was to fix the camber before it completly chews out my tyres.

Who running super lows?

if so how far did you top control arm get shimmed?

i can buy shims in 1.5mm and 3mm

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Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:24 pm 
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go to a steering specialist and get it done right

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:26 pm 
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im hopping it less that 4mm then i don't have to buy the camber kit save me over 100 and it would do the same job

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:29 pm 
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noisy wrote:
go to a steering specialist and get it done right


I got a wheel alignment machine at work (Appentice mechanic)
i just don't know how far i got to shim the top arm to fix my camber thats why i ask how far people have shimmed, to see if im able to do it without buying the kit

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:27 am 
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Lowered mine with Dobinson lows and used all the shims except far a 1.5mm shim. I would just spend the $120 and put in a kit as im sure 1 of your tyres would cost more than that.
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Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:02 pm 
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Regardless of tyre wear, the camber kit will get
the front set right and thus it will handle properly
and safely.

The advice I had regarding camber kits was...
For Lows: Get one anyway
For S'Lows: Definately get one
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Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:18 pm 
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CAMBER KITS ARE S**T!!! they put all the stress on one or two wheel nuts and caused my cousin to lose a wheel at 100kph coming on to a freeway!

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:31 pm 
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t66_bt1 wrote:
CAMBER KITS ARE S**T!!! they put all the stress on one or two wheel nuts and caused my cousin to lose a wheel at 100kph coming on to a freeway!


ROFL

Love to hear the logic behind that one.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:47 pm 
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What was all that about 2 wheel nuts, meant to be 5 isnt there lol. All E series have camber kits otherwise how is the camber/castor set.
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Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:57 pm 
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stockstandard wrote:
t66_bt1 wrote:
CAMBER KITS ARE S**T!!! they put all the stress on one or two wheel nuts and caused my cousin to lose a wheel at 100kph coming on to a freeway!


ROFL

Love to hear the logic behind that one.


Hahahahaaa....

Tool (t66...)....

Camber/caster kits are just replacement upper arm brackets with longer threads to accomodate shims to properly adjust the camber / caster. Therefore, every e series falcon has one. Only difference is the length of thread!

Tell your cousin to tighten his wheel nuts more!
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