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Old 04-06-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
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Looking into Camber Arms

Well, I wanted to look into Camber arms because one of the Instructors at our local regional was talking to me about doing a -2 camber on the back of my focus will help with my turns.

Thoughts anyone?

I am still saving up for the Konis ... but do you think it would be worth getting the Camber Arms ... like these: SPC REAR UPPER CAMBER

Would help?

Or just stick with saving up some more for the Koni Struts?

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Old 04-06-2011, 08:47 PM   #2
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i'd say koni's first or agx's then drive the car and see if you want camber arms.

btw i really like my agx's ive never ran koni's but the agx work great so far.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:23 PM   #3
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For that price I got some DominantEng camber arms shipped and they come powdercoated in my choice of color
Purdyy.. I chose gloss red
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Love the colors.

But okay ... I will stick to saving then.

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Been thinking about this for a while so I've just email Dominantent on everything he makes
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Well, I wanted to look into Camber arms because one of the Instructors at our local regional was talking to me about doing a -2 camber on the back of my focus will help with my turns.
Did they have any details on why they thought -2 camber would help in the rear? For the most part, I've adjusted how the rear of my car handled by adjusting air pressure in the tires.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:27 AM   #7
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Camber arms are great and suck for two reasons... Poor design is their flaw... They use a one bolt system with a threaded mount which means loosen nut, take bolt off adjustment side and thread the mount inward and put the camber are back in place tighten mount then tighten large bolt... which makes adjusting the mounts a big pain in the ass!!! Took my buddy two hours today to align the whole car when I put the tube chassis on... -1.4 rears, -1.7 fronts...

The plus is they are stiff as heck! If they used a free floating rod with a two bolt locking setup it would be so much easier to dial in camber... It sucks having to unmount it to adjust the camber... I laughed on how difficult they made it... Could of been so much easier...
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Did they have any details on why they thought -2 camber would help in the rear? For the most part, I've adjusted how the rear of my car handled by adjusting air pressure in the tires.
Well, their thought was that I wasn't putting down enough rubber to the ground and hence the back wheels were just sliding out on me. Having my car Understeer tons.

When I raced last weekend ... (of which I still need to load up video to share) ... I tried hard to correct the understeer with some heel-to-toe action shifting back into 1st to steer the car the right way. Point and shoot style.

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^^ If you're adding more grip to the rear, you will understeer more.
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Hmm ... now that I think about it ... good point.

It seems my front has a bit more camber than the back at the moment ... Maybe by 1 between the front and back.

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