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    Hi ive always wanted that great camber look so i purchased some adjustable camber arms.i fitted them the look was great but after i drove the car it had ruined the ride that much i took them straight off????????? how do the magazines do it.do they sacrifice the car,for the look???
     
     

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    What is the reason for fitting them? Is it because you car is really low and you wanted to bring the tyre out at the top so that the tread sits completely flat on the road again?

    Did you have the camber set correctly with the correct equipment?

    How has the ride been ruined?
     
     

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    eh up. i started out wanting the classic rear look of the tyres realy tucked in at the top and a bit more clearance for the tyre. i bought some adjustable camber arms off ebay.
    i fitted them, adjusted the camber to give the look i wanted.i set off on a short run and had to pull over as i thought the wheels were loose,ha. it was if the car was steering itself from the rear and fighting the front.i tried a few more adjustments and was pretty much the same.it had ruined the car so i put the standard arms back on and now is as good as you will get for a rag top.
    when you see the magazine features with massive camber are they just sacrificing the car for the look???
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3 TIM View Post
    eh up. i started out wanting the classic rear look of the tyres realy tucked in at the top and a bit more clearance for the tyre. i bought some adjustable camber arms off ebay.
    i fitted them, adjusted the camber to give the look i wanted.i set off on a short run and had to pull over as i thought the wheels were loose,ha. it was if the car was steering itself from the rear and fighting the front.i tried a few more adjustments and was pretty much the same.it had ruined the car so i put the standard arms back on and now is as good as you will get for a rag top.
    when you see the magazine features with massive camber are they just sacrificing the car for the look???
    You did it yourself then

    Did you not use any sophisticated alignment equipment
     
     

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    I did fit them myself and measured each adjustmant to the millimetre,so each side was the same.
    After fitting them i realised that were the bottom of the arm bolts to is not centre to the wheel.upon adjustment this means that the wheel turns in as your front wheel would do.
     
     

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    Hi, the camber arms you got off ebay are for drifting use and with drift cars they are normally on coilovers and as low as they can go, then they need to use the camber arms to get the huge amout of negative camber back to normall as the more negative or positive camber you got the less rubber on the road (drifting is about a big lump of torque and lots of traction, thats why drifter use high traction track tyres that cost over £500 each), so the less traction and control you got and wider wheels will be affected more, thats why you see most boy racer cars that know f**k all about cars with tyres scrubbing like mad, just because they have lowered the car to the limit and not bothered getting the camber correction kits, as a rule of thumb anything lower than 40mm needs the camber sorting so it handles as it should, don't get me wrong having a bit of camber is good but too much is like having an american car
     
     

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