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Old 04-19-10, 07:33 PM   #1
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Tein Coilover Camber Adjustment

I was wondering how to go about it for the front of my FC? Car on the ground or off? And it is just the bolts on top of the coilover? I did some searching on google; but since the FC is different, then say a 240, I was wondering if there's anything special I need to do. A write up would be great.

I only plan to add 1 degree of negative camber, will need a full alignment afterwards? Thanks.
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camber plates? lift the front of the car off the ground and push em.
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Old 04-19-10, 07:48 PM   #3
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You would need to have the wheels off the ground since it would be difficult to adjust the strut with all the weight of the car sitting on it. Changing camber will change your toe so keep that in mind.

To do a proper alignment you would have to check your toe afterward.

I have found this guy is very accurate and informative its a 3 series video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZoL1gaWedA

Then read this:

http://home.comcast.net/~jkrane/susp...y/susp401.html

And you should be set if you feel like taking on the work.
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So what if I just adjusted them at the track and then put them back to how they were for the street?
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So what if I just adjusted them at the track and then put them back to how they were for the street?
As you add negative camber you will add toe out.
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As you add negative camber you will add toe out.
Right, but if I do it on the track. Then set it for street will it be the same as I had it before the track?
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If you mark the position first it will be very close to where it was before you moved it.
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If you mark the position first it will be very close to where it was before you moved it.
That's what I needed to know. Thanks!
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That's what I needed to know. Thanks!
So have the car set for a bit of toe in with little to no negative camber for the street. Then when you go to -1 degree camber you will have a little bit of toe out.
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Toe is always adjusted/checked last after any adjustment is made to anything else.

I learned to do toe, camber, caster, SAI measurements and adjustments all on my own.
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