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Old 07-12-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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SVT Lowered on H&R red race springs... anyone have camber wear?

My car is lowered on H&R red race springs with koni adjustable struts. I had the dealer throw in an alignment when I bought the car. Just had it done last Friday and they said they couldn't get camber anywhere near spec. It's visibly cambered out pretty good. Unfortunately I don't have a spec sheet... the idiots at this dealership don't give printouts unless you ask before hand.

Does anyone else have bad camber wear because of this? If so how many miles are you getting out of tires? I'm figuring I will probably have issues with it, so I will probably end up buying the stock SVT suspension package from CFM, but I figured I would ask, maybe others aren't having issues.


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Do you have the adjustable camber plates and equipment? dropping your car that low takes a few extra bits and pieces to get a good alignment.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:01 AM   #3
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Do you have the adjustable camber plates and equipment? dropping your car that low takes a few extra bits and pieces to get a good alignment.
I just bought it. Have CC plates on my mustang, but this one doesn't have any.

If anyone thinks I'll have camber wear I'm just gonna buy stock suspension and sell the aftermarket stuff. This is a daily driver and baby hauler..
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I am lowered on the same set up and they got my camber and toe to spec no problem. I don't have camber plates or bolts in the back. I guess I am lucky.
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I am lowered on the same set up and they got my camber and toe to spec no problem. I don't have camber plates or bolts in the back. I guess I am lucky.
He said he got toe in spec. I work in a shop that does alignments so maybe I'll put it on the rack and check the specs myself... Idk how the hell you got a good alignment being this low lol.
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I saw the spec sheet and the camber was good on 3 out of the 4 prior to the alignment. The toe needed to be adjusted. I have no idea either. I was expecting to have to buy camber plates somewhere down the road but they said I didn't need em they got everything within spec.
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My car is lowered on H&R red race springs with koni adjustable struts. I had the dealer throw in an alignment when I bought the car. Just had it done last Friday and they said they couldn't get camber anywhere near spec.
I'm not surprised since both front and rear camber isn't adjustable unless aftermarket camber plates are fitted at the front and either bolts or adjustable arms are fitted to the rear.

If you do a search you'll find the combination of too much toe combined with excess camber = death for tires especially at the rear. I had that happen on one rear tire prior to fitting adjustable control arms. So you can compensate to a degree by getting closer to zero toe.

But honestly I'd think long term fitting some kind of camber adjustment device is a better way to go.
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What do you guys recommend for adjustable control arms and cc plates?

EDIT: Also, what kind of spark plugs/wires are you guys having good luck with? Figured I'd post here instead of making a new post.
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I have denso iridium spark plus and Taylor thundervolt 8.2mm wires
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What do you guys recommend for adjustable control arms and cc plates? .

Bump for a fellow Illinois svtf driver. I'm also interested in the same question.
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