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Old 01-09-2008, 04:59 PM   #1
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How much - camber do i need?

So, i am an auto-xer and im build a car that will be (almost) dedicated entirely to auto-x.

I can get over -2 camber just by lowering and im looking to get camber plates and bolts (and even swing arms or subframes).

How much camber do u need for auto-x with a focus? How much is too much? I am not worried about tire wear on the street.

My next question is what are peoples opinions/reccomendations on camber altering suspesnion componants?

thanks.

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btw im building an FSP car based around the hoosier 275's


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Old 01-10-2008, 08:26 AM   #2
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I'm running -2 in the front & -1 1/2 in the rear and judging by tire wear I could easilly run betyween -3 to -4 up front for a larger contact patch BUT my tires are smaller than yours.
You should give Lorin muller a PM at folcaljet , he runs 275's i think, and he's in FSP. he goes by omnifocus he finished 3rd. in class at the solo2 nationals this year!!!
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ya, his car is the one that im emulating.
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With those big fat tires, camber isn't as much of an issue... we're running about 2.2-2.5 degrees per side, and it doesn't seem to need any more, judging by the tire wear.
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