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Old 04-15-2002, 17:54   #1 (permalink)
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Question Camber kit or not

Along the lines of Falcoons post. I am looking at putting 17in rims and 235x45x17 tyres on my AU and want to avoid excessive tyre wear (those tyres are not the cheapest are they!)
The question is should I put a camber kit in it or is there enough adjustment in front suspension already to give the require results? Some so called suspesion specialists say yes others stay no.
Is the front suspension on the AU XR's the same as a Series I AU Fairmont but with different settings etc?
The Fairmont is a Series I AU, IL6, non-IRS rear, it also has been lowered 1 1/2 inches all round.
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Going 17's and not getting a castor/camber kit is a hit and miss you might or might not get tyre scrub.

Best way is to get one fitted, guarenteed to get even wear. As well as that you can always dialin a slight negative camber for improved cornering response. :s6: :s6:
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What sort of wheels are you getting Steve?
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Either Series I Tickfords or fingers crossed a set of Series I TE rims.
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There's an AU ute out at John McGrath Ford at Phillip with TE1 wheels if you want to see what they look like. There was a set of AU1 XR8 wheels (no tyres) in The Market for around $550, in Brisbane though...
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lowering your car 1.5" wont give you a huge negative camber affect anyhow, you might have tickford settings now, which i believe are -1.25 (someone correct me) yep will wear inside of tyre, but cornering will be improved. and you can always swap front to back to get more kms out of your tyres.

i have -2.3 cmaber from lowering my EF about 3" all round, wear isnt as bad as i thought it would be, new tyres on now, and the wear is even on the tyre, but when they get old, the inside seems to dissapear quite quickly.

and 17's tyres are only expensive if you buy the expensive ones, you can get good $180 ones. i know people with these tyres, and they grip just as good as the mega expensive ones, and they are pushing 200rwkw and the dont loose traction unless meaning too
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