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Old 10-04-2004, 23:48   #1 (permalink)
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camber kit?

i'm gettin the superlows put in hopefully this week some time...

just wondering if i need a camber kit (not that i know exactly what it is/does)...

the car is a 1990 tx5 telstar.....16 inch rims and the width of the tyre is 215 i think

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Old 10-12-2004, 08:27   #2 (permalink)
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Re: camber kit?

makes it so your tyres look like:

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instead of:

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Re: camber kit?

You may just need a packet of shims, however a camber kit will also have urethane bushes, so may be worthwhile for you.
Whatever you do, don't get a ratchet type camber kit.

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Re: camber kit?

do i NEED one?
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Old 10-12-2004, 19:54   #5 (permalink)
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Re: camber kit?

Only if you can't get the alignment correct without one, which can only be found out once it's on a machine.
I'm not very familiar with Telstars, so can't even give an educated guess.

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Re: camber kit?

well the springs are getting installed tomorrow, and all 4 wheels aligned..

so we'll see how we go...
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Re: camber kit?

I reckon you will need one, as car manufacturers put bolts in that are long enough to set the camber/caster for factory ride height. If you drop to lows, these same bolts usually suffice. Go lower than that (superlows or lower), then you will more than likely run out of bolt length to do the adjustment properly. As soxx said, this can only be worked out at the time of the inital alignment after the car is lowered. If you can't afford a kit at that time, then just get them to do the best alignment they can, and when you can afford the camber kit, get them to throw one in. Depending on the time gap, you may need to factor in 2 new tyres as well. As long as your toe in/out is set correctly, a mildly "out" camber is not the end of the world.
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Re: camber kit?

Price the camber kit first so you don't get stiffed at the time they do the alignment. It may be much cheaper to buy from elsewhere to have on hand in case, then return if you don't need it.
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Re: camber kit?

well the car is now lowered....i needed a wheel alignment before getting it lowered, so i thought id just wait and get it all done at once.

they did that, and he said its not bad, but pulls to the left after about 100m. he said id need a camber kit, and it'd be around $120. sounds cheap to me, but i dont exactly know what they're worth

it will have to go in asap.. so i dont do to much damage to the tyres etc.

also need new struts :( thats costly!
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Re: camber kit?

I got superlows in my car, and no camber kit. Tyre wear is surprisingly not too bad. However, I still think camber kit is a good idea. $120 is not too bad price.
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