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Post  s13Bubba on Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:01 am

So, what are yo guys running?

Me:

S13

17x9 +17
245/40/17

Front

Camber: -2.5* (upwards of -3 to -3.5 depending on conditions)
Toe: 0
Caster: 7*

Rear

Camber: -1.5
Toe: 0

I run a lot more camber up front because of the way the McPhearson strut front suspensions react in cornering.
I have been running no less than -2 for years now and the only uneven wear I have noticed was when I had a steering rack decide to poop out on me and the change in toe from that ate my tires up in no time.

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Post  freshlikesushi on Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:45 pm

i roll whatever feels best. trying more caster and a bit of toe in, w less camber in the front to try and get it to turn in better

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Post  s13beast on Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:08 pm

Uh mines like
Left front: -2* toe, -3.5* camber
Right front: -1.5* toe, -3* camber
Rear is like 0 toe -2* camber. Haha it's all out of whack.
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Post  s13Bubba on Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:05 pm

i suck phallic objects. No real alignment or what?

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Post  driftslideways on Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:00 pm

A big thing I've noticed is that a lot of the new drifters aren't getting allingments.... It helps a lot to get. Good alingment ... Buyall the adjustable arms ... As well as tension rods your caster gets fucked when you lower these cars ... A good start is to put everything to factory specs then adjust as necessary i have 1.8 in the back 1.2 in the front ( camber ) with 0 toe rear and .2 front and full caster a lil more than factory I think 5 deg.

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Post  jhicks on Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:44 am

A bad alignment will make your car act atrocious.

I run:
.1 degrees of front and rear toe in
1 degree of rear negative camber
2.8 degrees of front negative camber
7.5 degrees of caster

I plan on increasing front camber to 4-4.5 degrees negative when I change my steering knuckles and lower control arms.

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Post  driftslideways on Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:22 am

why that much camber... thats alot alot..
exspecially with that much caster... its gonna feel like a shitty go-kart

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Post  jhicks on Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:02 am

That much camber so I can have a good contact patch with that much caster at full lock. The more caster you have the more positive camber your leading wheel has at lock on an s13. I may end up running less but I think Im going to end up in at least the mid to high 3s with pbm pro knuckles

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Post  tomtomIII on Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:40 pm

just wondering why some of you guys are running toe in up front? toe in up front is suppose to help with high speed stability....who knows i might b wrong. i know a lot of the actual race cars that race around five flags and other short track ovals run toe out. generaly the tighter the track the more toe out they run

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Post  s13Bubba on Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:01 am

jhicks wrote:A bad alignment will make your car act atrocious.

I run:
.1 degrees of front and rear toe in
1 degree of rear negative camber
2.8 degrees of front negative camber
7.5 degrees of caster

I plan on increasing front camber to 4-4.5 degrees negative when I change my steering knuckles and lower control arms.

Can we get a thumbs up rating system or something? This guy gets a +1


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Post  freshlikesushi on Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:47 am

driftslideways wrote:why that much camber... thats alot alot..
exspecially with that much caster... its gonna feel like a shitty go-kart
the design of the schassis makes it so you need as much camber as possible in most cases to not have positive camber on the outside wheel in a turn

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Post  cmg on Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:49 pm

This is what happens when you don't have enough negative camber in the front with knuckles. This was me at birmingham drift event. I was playing with my alignment, trying to see exactly what I felt comfortable with. This was not it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stillbandits/5889608473/in/set-72157627088489438/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stillbandits/5890175268/in/set-72157627088489438/

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