stunya said:they enable you to make the adjustments yourself, without an alignment machine?
JScheier said:Yes & No.
When first installed, you'll want to get the car up on an alignment rack. What most of the 'not-so-lazy' track rats do is set the outboard most setting on the camber plates (strut shaft top moved as close to the fender as possible) and mark that. At that setting set the toe to 0*. This will help prevent inner edge tire wear on the street.
Once that is done, loosen the plates and move them all the way in (strut shaft top moved as close to the motor as possible). Mark the plates (or tower) for maximum negative camber. Since the S197 is a front-steer car, when moving the plates to negative camber, it will increase the toe-out on your alignment. This will help the car turn-in, but will also lead to high-speed stability issues (dartiness, wandering).
If you are the least laziest of all, you will adjust your toe settings each time you move the plates in or out. With coarse threads, this is usually only 1-2 turns on each side to bring the toe back to zero (you can have the alignment tech measure this and mark the nuts).
Not perfect... but close enough.
stunya said:interesting...i have access to an alignment machine on a limited basis. i might be able to really dial a set up like this in. Great info...ill look into it for the future. Thanks for the feedback...
LindsayEOD said:That was some really good info John. Out of curiosity, how much camber can you get out of your Vorshlag plates?