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Old 04-08-2016, 01:54 PM   #1
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Necessary or Shop BS?

My S2 was in the shop recently for a cel and some stuttering. Just plug wires and coil wire. When I was picking it up I asked about lowering the car. They said that a 1.5 inch drop would require front camber plates, rear control arms, and camber bolts. Is this absolutely necessary? I just picked up some H&R sports with KYB AGX shocks from FSWerks. I wouldn't want to wear out my BFG sport comp 2s prematurely


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nah, most you'll need is camber bolts for the rear. Id only look into those after doing an alignment and still having to much camber in the rear. Otherwise you should be good to go. I'm on FFRP springs (1.5" drop) and the AGX and its perfect.
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Do note that the shop worker was more than likely making recommendations to retain stock alignment specs.
With a lowered car and minimal parts (camber bolts) you should be able to get close to stock. But it may not be perfect, the front will surely be off (but shouldn't be a big deal).

So the answer to your question depends on how far off your car ends up, and what usage you intend with it; sporty driving/alignment or just an appliance.
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:19 PM   #4
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Front/rear camber should be fine at that height, just watch the rear toe...need that to stay close to 0. Picking up some negative camber will help in the corners. Search for some of the recent alignment threads for more in depth reading, theres been a few recently
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