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Old 04-15-2002, 19:39   #1 (permalink)
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Question Front End Alignment Specs

With all the talk on Camber kits , I thought it would be interesting to hear from you guys as to the specs you are actually running with 17" wheels fitted to the AU.
I must admit that I have a vested interest, my AU is wearing tyres, (no they weren't rotated at the 15000km service) and it now has 25000km on it.

Caster??
Camber??
Toe in??
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Old 04-16-2002, 01:05   #2 (permalink)
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I have Herrod lowered springs, and Koni shocks, which Herrod have revalved to their own specs. They fitted a KMac camber kit, which the wheel allignment guy cursed, cos he said they were hard to set up.

The Herrod settings were
Caster LF 7.9, RF 7.1
Camber LF -0.6, RF -0.6, LR -0.9, RR-1.1
Toe 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0

Tyre pressures? 34 lb all round, which are lower than I used to run, but they know better from experience.

Does handle very much differently to a standard XR8. I'm very happy with the result, except under full power in say 3rd/4th at 130 - 150, on a bumpy road (all roads here are bumpy) the car 'tips' from front to back, so much sometimes you have to power off.
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Old 04-20-2002, 07:47   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by AUII XR8
I have Herrod lowered springs, and Koni shocks, which Herrod have revalved to their own specs. They fitted a KMac camber kit, which the wheel allignment guy cursed, cos he said they were hard to set up.

The Herrod settings were
Caster LF 7.9, RF 7.1
Camber LF -0.6, RF -0.6, LR -0.9, RR-1.1
Toe 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0

Tyre pressures? 34 lb all round, which are lower than I used to run, but they know better from experience.

Does handle very much differently to a standard XR8. I'm very happy with the result, except under full power in say 3rd/4th at 130 - 150, on a bumpy road (all roads here are bumpy) the car 'tips' from front to back, so much sometimes you have to power off.
How many K's have you done since you changed to this setup and how are the front tyres wearing?
Have you had problems with the KMac kits or do you just think they are cursed?
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Old 04-25-2002, 00:46   #4 (permalink)
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I dont understand why the guy in nz had trouble with the k mac kit /must have been his first time adjusting them.They are with out doubt the easiest and most acurate camber /cadter adjusters avaliable.
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Old 04-25-2002, 05:22   #5 (permalink)
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On the NB:
Camber: RF -.5 degrees LF -.5 degrees
Castor: LF 3 degrees 15 minutes RF 3 degrees 0
Toe in Front: 0
Toe rear: 2 mm
Rear Camber - 15 minutes.

I'm sure the NC has the same Camber and toe in but I don't seem to have recorded my setting in my notes. I know it was much closer to spec and only needed minor changes compared to the NB.
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