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Camber question

The boss is at the alignment shop today for setup before the first shake down this weekend. I was planning on running as much negative camber as possible based on my experience with other cars but they are recommending to keep it at 1 degree based on their experience and the fact it is a live rear axel. This shop came highly recommended so im a little confused now. Ill be running nitto nt555 on enkei's stock suspension except for camber plates. What do you guys think?
 

JScheier

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I would question their 'experience' with MacPherson strut cars and camber curves in track environments.

Maximize the negative camber (you are on a stock suspension with camber plates, so this will be -2.0* - -2,7*)
Keep OEM Positive Caster (think this is +6.5*)
Set toe ~ 0
 

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Teamsketch said:
The boss is at the alignment shop today for setup before the first shake down this weekend. I was planning on running as much negative camber as possible based on my experience with other cars but they are recommending to keep it at 1 degree based on their experience and the fact it is a live rear axel. This shop came highly recommended so im a little confused now. Ill be running nitto nt555 on enkei's stock suspension except for camber plates. What do you guys think?

I am running NT-555R-II's on 18" wheels, have Maximum Motorsports camber plates and have camber set to -2.0 degrees (the max I could attain). Some other guys have as much as -2.4 degrees dialed in. The car does very well with the additional negative camber. If you have no camber plates, the most you will be able to get is just about -1.0 degrees and it is not adjustustable. Caster and toe-in should be set to stock settings.
 
JScheier is exactly right. The guy is blowing smoke. I was at -2.8 with MM plates but the new suspension is going on today and I told him to set at -3.0* Since I'm lowering the front another 1/2" I figure I should be able to pick up at least two more tenths.
 
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cloud9 said:
JScheier is exactly right. The guy is blowing smoke. I was at -2.8 with MM plates but the new suspension is going on today and I told him to set at -3.0* Since I'm lowering the front another 1/2" I figure I should be able to pick up at least two more tenths.

Aren't you going 1 inch lower than stock with the P springs?
 
adam81 said:
cloud9 said:
JScheier is exactly right. The guy is blowing smoke. I was at -2.8 with MM plates but the new suspension is going on today and I told him to set at -3.0* Since I'm lowering the front another 1/2" I figure I should be able to pick up at least two more tenths.

Aren't you going 1 inch lower than stock with the P springs?
I don't think so. The P springs lower a GT 1" if I understand it correctly. The Boss is already lowered 11mm (approx. 1/2") from the GT.
 
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cloud9 said:
adam81 said:
cloud9 said:
JScheier is exactly right. The guy is blowing smoke. I was at -2.8 with MM plates but the new suspension is going on today and I told him to set at -3.0* Since I'm lowering the front another 1/2" I figure I should be able to pick up at least two more tenths.

Aren't you going 1 inch lower than stock with the P springs?
I don't think so. The P springs lower a GT 1" if I understand it correctly. The Boss is already lowered 11mm (approx. 1/2") from the GT.

That is what I was wondering about as well..... I guess we will see. Did you take any before measurements?
 
cloud9 said:
adam81 said:
cloud9 said:
JScheier is exactly right. The guy is blowing smoke. I was at -2.8 with MM plates but the new suspension is going on today and I told him to set at -3.0* Since I'm lowering the front another 1/2" I figure I should be able to pick up at least two more tenths.

Aren't you going 1 inch lower than stock with the P springs?
I don't think so. The P springs lower a GT 1" if I understand it correctly. The Boss is already lowered 11mm (approx. 1/2") from the GT.
That's my understanding of the drop as well.
 
adam81 said:
cloud9 said:
adam81 said:
cloud9 said:
JScheier is exactly right. The guy is blowing smoke. I was at -2.8 with MM plates but the new suspension is going on today and I told him to set at -3.0* Since I'm lowering the front another 1/2" I figure I should be able to pick up at least two more tenths.

Aren't you going 1 inch lower than stock with the P springs?
I don't think so. The P springs lower a GT 1" if I understand it correctly. The Boss is already lowered 11mm (approx. 1/2") from the GT.

That is what I was wondering about as well..... I guess we will see. Did you take any before measurements?
Nope, but maybe someone could measure their stock Boss and we can compare.
 
Guys, thanks again for all your input! I went with -2 degrees up front, stock caster and a little toe-in. Looking at the position of the strut on the camber plates, I think that is about all that is possible anyways. Also, I am using the the brand new Vorshlag plates. Everything went together without any problems and the shop said the install was easy.

Can't wait for this weekend to try everything out!
 

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