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Old 03-03-2008, 10:35 PM
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camber kit

well i need to buy a camber kit because the guy before me didnt when he lowered it and its roasting tires and halfshafts. do you guys have any good websites for the kit, or advice???
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:00 PM
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DONT buy a camber kit until after you've gotten it aligned; that should fix most of your camber, caster, and toe so your not going thru tires left and right.

i dont need a camber kit for a 2.25" drop.

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x2. more often than not, it's your toe that's causing the tire to wear prematurely. get someone who knows how to do a proper alignment and you should be golden.
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so do the preludes already have the adjustments for caster, camber, and toe??? i have tires that are worn out, and plan to get new ones in a week or so, but would appreciate some help as to what camber kit to buy....if need be...
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:20 PM
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yes and no. you can adjust them ever so slightly for stock settings. but if you're lowered by a lot, those teeny tiny adjustments won't do anything for you. if you need camber kits, look into specialty products and ingalls. i've had both, but like the spc ones more.
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:36 AM
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^^^so did you have to use both front and rear camber kits??? I only lowered my car about three inches....and would tire size increase make any difference??? I have 205/40/r17 on now but will increase to 215/45/17 in a couple weeks...
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:09 AM
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i used camber kits for both front and rear, and i'm only lowered 1.2" max. then after learning more about alignments, and after my polyurethane bushings started squeaking, i pulled them and got a toe job. that did the trick for me. so no camber kits now. by the way, while i'm on polyurethane bushings. those things need to be greased, or they'll squeak like there's no tomorrow. so my 2 cents is: unless your car sees a lot of track time, go with rubber bushings.

with a 3" drop, you're probably going to need front and rear kits. going from 205 to 215 will make a tiny difference. i say put the new tires on, get a proper 4 wheel alignment. make sure you get your toe read outs. fix the toe if it's off, because bad toe will wear out your tires a lot faster than negative camber. then take a look at how much negative camber you have. you'll want to get a kit for anything beyond +/-2 degrees. i have some negative camber, i forget how many degrees now, but i go through a set of pirelli's every couple of years... pirelli's are softer too.
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yeah thats what i figured too....i work at a shop, so ima get one of my co workers who does alignments to do mine....ima buy the kits when i get the tires, so they can both be installed at the same time, so i wont have to worry about my tires.......but thanks man, oh and ima get the SPC type of kits too.....
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does anybody know if the dc sports lower tie bar is adjustable??? wondering if that may fix my negative camber...
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does anybody know if the dc sports lower tie bar is adjustable??? wondering if that may fix my negative camber...
The only thing that's going to fix camber if you have a lowered car (like me for example) is a camber kit. The tie bar wont do jack for ya man, at least as far as i know.
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i already have the tie bar...just wondering if it could have caused my negative camber when it was put on....
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no, the tie bar is not why you have negative camber. did you ever get that read out to see how far you're off?
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