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thoughts on this camber kit

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by Prowler, May 22, 2004.

  1. Prowler

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    first time I've heard the name, looks very similar to the skunk2 design
     
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    :thumbsdown: camber kits.

    why bother?
     
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    blah... camber wear is a joke. i'm low as hell, and have horrible camber, and my tires are fully shot when they are shot, even from the amber wear.
     
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    Uhh....going through tires every year isn't a joke. Its stupid. Tires should last longer then a year. Hell, my mom got new tires the other day and they have a 100,000 mile warranty, that's a fucking lot if you ask me.

    I think most tires should atleast last 1.5 years, otherwise its pretty m uch stupid.

    But then again B, we don't upgrade our wheels every year either. hehe.
     
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    moms tires = 100k = don't stick for shit
    my tires = 15-20k = stick great
    nascar = 500 miles = stick awesome

    wear and tear is directly related to traction.

    a set a year is common for me.
     
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    ya but when you wear through to the steel belts on the very inside edge of your tire and the rest has 10,000 miles left in it than it is a waste and a camber kit will serve a good purpose
     
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    ^
    That's why we rotate our tires.
     
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    i ordered Neuspeed Sport springs, so i'll be lowered 1.75 front 1.5 back.
    considering i'm running 205/40/17 tires, does everyone think i'll have enough noticeable wear after a year?
     
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    i think you shoudl throw out the idea. 205/40's fucking suck... regardless of the fact that they are on 17s.

    i know, i had a set.

    lower profile is NOT better.
     
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    That's what I'm running, what do you suggest then?
     
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    I've seen tires worn 100% to like 25% from inside to out. Camber wear is definitley not a myth. Besides, If your not at the correct camber on your drive tires, your straight line traction is probably sufftering.
     
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    oh and the lower the profile the worse camber wear is.
     
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    yes, wear is caused by camber...

    but handeling is increaded 2-fold with some negative camber.

    if you actually USED the outside of your tires, you wouldn't have such a 25%/100% problem. :) turn harder and stuff.. hehe

    as for not runnign 205/40... its simply no sidewall, and your handeling and launch are suffering.

    the lowest i'd go to a 40 profile would be on a 245 or higher. remeber, 40 is a PERCENT. the wider the tire, the less 40% actually is in terms of height. 40% of 205 = tiny.

    i've driven it all...
    195/60/14
    205/60/14
    199/55/15
    205/50/15
    205/45/16
    205/40/17

    i recommend 205/50/15.
     
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    my spedometer is currect with 40 series tires. regardless of sidewall size, these wheel/tire combos handle a million times better than my stock 14" steelies.
    the wheels are temporary til they are sold and 15" Rotas are ordered.
    but for $100, i wasn't going to pass up the oppurtunity to get rid of the pizza cutters.
    and yes, i know how real camber wear is:

    [​IMG]
     
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    camber doesn't really kill the tires. It's the toe that makes it look like the pic that Prowler posted. I have basicly perfect camber in the rear, but are shot, much like that picture. Its because my Trailing arm is slightly bent and I can't get it excatly perfect when it comes to toe.
     
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    ohhhhh man... please don't tell me those are FZ4's!!!!1

    quite possibly the worst tire ever made. lol
     
  20. xj0hnx

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    Toe wears your tires, not camber. Here's my front passenger side...

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    Don't have exact specs in front of me, but it is over 3 degrees, 3.47 or some shit, but my toe is set dead on perfect, anyway here's a couple comparative shots of the inside and outside tread...

    Inside...

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    Outside (sorry about the size)...

    [​IMG]

    This is after a few thousand miles on the autobahn.
     
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