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Old 03-27-2003, 02:09   #1 (permalink)
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Camber Kits / Suspension Woes

I recently had camber/caster kits installed, now the front end is so high, what the? it's low at the back because of weight, stereo and spoiler gear, but the front has only changed with these camber/caster kits. if i get lowered suspension will it fix it, i like the car level not lower at the back
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Fitting a camber/caster kit should not effect vehicle height in any way,take it back and complain I would like to know what they did to raise the front,sounds strange
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I wonder if they refitted the A arms or camber kit upside down?
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The camber kit has lifted the front end of your car as it has effectively placed the entire shock lower than it was before. so yes to obtain the ride height you had before, the only option is to lower the front. A detailed article on this is in the May 2002 edition of street machine magazine.
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The camber kit has lifted the front end of your car as it has effectively placed the entire shock lower than it was before. so yes to obtain the ride height you had before, the only option is to lower the front. A detailed article on this is in the May 2002 edition of street machine magazine.
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Never heard of that before,had a K-mac camber/caster kit fitted to an EB way back in 1994 and the front stayed the same height.
Also the kit is still in the EB and doesn't slip,shift or anything
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How much higher?
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I just fitted a Kmac kit to my car, the change in ride high was minimal. No-one can pick it. Although it looks like the wheel sticks out further.. :(

How much of the spaces were needed (in millimeters)??
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The camber kit has lifted the front end of your car as it has effectively placed the entire shock lower than it was before. so yes to obtain the ride height you had before, the only option is to lower the front. A detailed article on this is in the May 2002 edition of street machine magazine.
I have no idea what Street Machine were referring to, but on a E series Falcon, the ride height will not change with the fitting of any kind of camber kit.
The shock position is not altered when camber/caster is changed as this only changes the position on the upper control arm.
The shock is mounted on the lower arm.

I'm not sure what is going on with OP's car, however.

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Falcon_Spac what type of car are you talking about?

If it's EA-BA Falcon then I agree with Soxx! A camber/caster kit for these cars have nothing to do with ride height. If it's an earlier model there might be a small change but I doubt that you would notice it.

You haven't had a strut type (Commodore) camber/caster kit fitted to your Falcon have you cause that's not where camber & caster is adjusted on a Falcon but it could explain a ride height increase and is also what SM was talking about.
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