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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-08-04, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Camber Kit?

Getting 17" wheels sometime this year... just a question about camber kits. Will it be 100% necessary? and if so, why are they required? and last but not least, how much are they? (for an ED). *and any other information I might need to know*

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Re: Camber Kit?

Changing the ride height?
If not, you shouldn't need them.
Camber kit is basically a longer set of bolts for the upper control arm on the front. Ford didn't make the factory ones long enough and as the adjustment on them changes due to wear and diferent suspension setups (i.e. lowering) you need to replace them so as to be able to make the correct adjustment.

I find that many suspension shops will tell you to fit one as a matter of course, about 70% of the time IMO it's not really necessary.
As to price, I dunno I make my own last time :)

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Re: Camber Kit?

I reckon get it anyway. It is hard enough as it is to align a stock camber kit in an EF/EL.

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I do agree with Alex, but iwould get one to be on the safe side.
i have had them on both my E series falcons, and i can say they do help extend tyre life.
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Re: Camber Kit?

Yes I agree with the above statements. Not necessary unless you are lowering the car. But if you decide on fitting them, I got mine for $150 + fitting. my camber/castor kit is a K-mac brand too. Not that its supposed to mean anything.

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Re: Camber Kit?

I thought the EB GT's and EL GT's had a camber kit of sorts from the factory, but all other falcons didn't... is that correct???

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Blueoval, is yours a ratchet adjustable K-mac, ora shim one.
I paid $400 for my Ratchet kit, 4 years ago.
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TIKFD6 - Nah mines the shim kit not the rachet one. Although I would love the ratchet kit!

EBXR - What you said is correct, but the XR's also had them.

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Re: Camber Kit?

Personally I feel the shim type is significantly better than the ratchet type.
It's easier to adjust, cheaper and never ever moves.
It's a no brainer.

And I totally agree with 'mongrelEB' as most of the time there is enough adjustment in the standard setup with a handful of shims.

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Each to their won Rick, but ive never had mine move in 4 years.
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