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Old 04-06-2009, 10:05 PM   #1
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Getting Sportlines Installed

Alright well this weekend my Sportlines will be installed. But I have a few questions:

Should I get camber bolts, and install them?
When I get an alignment, what should I do when I go in?
What else should I know before I start driving with them, and is there anything else I should do or look out for?

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From what I have read around here you should get rear camber bolts. And you should not need camber plates for the front...

In fact I just ordered the sportline kit, so I will be keeping an eye on this thread for info as well...
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^^^ thats is correct. I did a 2" drop like the sportlines and did the rear bolts and no front plates.
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DOUBLE THREAD!!!!

Camber bolts are optional but as with anything some people may tell you to get them anyway. I'm not going to buy them if I don't have to...I'm doing sportlines in a couple weeks as well. As for alignment I would say just do the works. Camber, toe, for the front and toe for the rear and see then if you need the camber bolts.

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Most foci are deliverd from the factory with a fair amount of negative camber which is non-adjustable (sometimes too much which immediately produces some inside edge tire wear). When you lower the car you will increase the amount of negative camber, so alot depends on your initial settings. As a result, some sort of camber adjustment devise is usually needed especially in the rear.

Our 1.5 inch drop (on a ZX3) increased rear camber from -1.6 degrees or so to -1.9 degrees. Each car will differ. With camber bolts we got it back to -1.5 degrees without any problems and have the ability to reduce it a little more if needed. My recommendation for a lowered ZX3 is no more than -1.5 degrees of camber in the rear and a rear toe setting of 0.04 inches of "toe-in". Go with just a little bit of toe-out up front and don't worry too much about front camber (as long as its within spec) as the front tolerates it better than the rear.
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DOUBLE THREAD!!!!

Camber bolts are optional but as with anything some people may tell you to get them anyway. I'm not going to buy them if I don't have to...I'm doing sportlines in a couple weeks as well. As for alignment I would say just do the works. Camber, toe, for the front and toe for the rear and see then if you need the camber bolts.

BTW where in WI are you?
I'm in Kimberly, it's around Appleton if you know where that is. But would I be able to bring camber bolts to the alignment shop and have them install them if needed? Where do you think I should go?

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Most foci are deliverd from the factory with a fair amount of negative camber which is non-adjustable (sometimes too much which immediately produces some inside edge tire wear). When you lower the car you will increase the amount of negative camber, so alot depends on your initial settings. As a result, some sort of camber adjustment devise is usually needed especially in the rear.

Our 1.5 inch drop (on a ZX3) increased rear camber from -1.6 degrees or so to -1.9 degrees. Each car will differ. With camber bolts we got it back to -1.5 degrees without any problems and have the ability to reduce it a little more if needed. My recommendation for a lowered ZX3 is no more than -1.5 degrees of camber in the rear and a rear toe setting of 0.04 inches of "toe-in". Go with just a little bit of toe-out up front and don't worry too much about front camber (as long as its within spec) as the front tolerates it better than the rear.
Alright thank you! I will remember this for when I bring it to the shop!
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hey buy the rear bolts, i have the pro kit and almost needed them probably shoulda bought them myself but im good, as stated you should not need the front camber plates, enjoy your new ride! i was thinking about swapping to the sportlines but i think im gonna go hr coilovers eventually
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Okay my hands are still dirty I just got done with my sportline install...It was kind of a task but a buddy and me got it done in about 6 hours. Less if we hadn't gotten caught with 3 bolts we couldn't get off.

It would appear that I'll need some sort of camber adjuster in the rear probably just the bolts. Good thing MassiveSpeed is only a half hour away. My advice is get them in advance.
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