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Old 04-12-2018, 10:07 AM   #1
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Camber adjustment?

2003 lowered S. Daily driver - no track. Tail was squirmy in the rain due to low tire tread. I replaced tires and had the independent shop do an alignment. They say the lowered car is limited so they picked getting rear toe at 0 and took more camber. Do I need rear adj toe links? If so, what are the recommendations to research?

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L -1.1 Camber R -0.8 (spec -0.4 to 0.6)
L 8.4 Caster R 8.6 (spec 7.5 to 8.5)
L .04 Toe R .02 (spec 0.00 to 0.08)

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L -2.8 Camber R -3.0 (spec -1.8 to -0.8)
L 0.00 Toe R 0.00 (spec 0.00 to 0.17)

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Old 04-12-2018, 11:02 AM   #2
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2003 lowered S. Daily driver - no track. Tail was squirmy in the rain due to low tire tread. I replaced tires and had the independent shop do an alignment. They say the lowered car is limited so they picked getting rear toe at 0 and took more camber. Do I need rear adj toe links? If so, what are the recommendations to research?

Front
L -1.1 Camber R -0.8 (spec -0.4 to 0.6)
L 8.4 Caster R 8.6 (spec 7.5 to 8.5)
L .04 Toe R .02 (spec 0.00 to 0.08)

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L -2.8 Camber R -3.0 (spec -1.8 to -0.8)
L 0.00 Toe R 0.00 (spec 0.00 to 0.17)
Same thing happened to me.
The rear camber is excessive for a street car so I would get adjustable rear toe links and get new alignment. Then you can get back to factory specs if you want. Just remember that more camber = more grip so 3 deg in rear will make your car understeer even more if you keep it the way it is.

There a a few different adj links out there. Just depends on your budget and preference.i’ll have To report back on my setup as I don’t remember the brand I used...

Edit: looks like I used the TuneRS ones. Working just fine for m.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:46 AM   #3
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I agree with AZ986S, that is too much camber in the rear, but I would be concerned more about zero toe-in, which will make the rear too, shall we say, "responsive" for street driving. If you aren't tracking your car, there is no need for that much camber, and you'll wear out the inside of your rear tires very quickly.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:00 PM   #4
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@Coaster. I have some Tarett toe links that I just removed from my car. They are in excellent shape including the spherical rod end bearings and ball joints. I might have about 500 miles on them. Nothing wrong with them. I just went with the Porsche Motorsports style bump steer links for easier adjustment at the track. They Tarett ones I am selling are $399 new from Tarett. You can have them $275 shipped. If you are interested, let me know and will provide some pics.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:31 PM   #5
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Simple answer is, you do not track the car so the camber is excessive. Changing camber affects the toe. Perhaps the shop was busy and didn't want to go back and adjust camber once they discovered they had limited toe adjustment. If you're happy with the shop then take it back. Get the camber adjusted to within spec. This will effectively lengthen the toe arm and they will then be able to dial in the required toe. You do not need adjustable arms unless you just gotta have them.


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