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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-02-04, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
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How much can you lower an EB falcon S without having to buy a camber kit or change shocks???
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just buy the king springs, use your existing stuff and get an allignment see how it goes from there

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some cars are worse then others, i know when my car was stock height the tyre place recommended i get a camber kit, now its a lot lower, and i still aint got one
i DO need one though.

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camber kits are atleast 200bux there a fkn rip! now for a cheapo ea like mine its not worth it..lol

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They are if you've got superlows and you want more then 5000k out of your front tyres!

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all they do is fit shims to the top control arms............. you could prob get them to tell you how many shims you need then fit them youre self??? thats a mabie

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the amount of wear they save from the front wears on a lowered car is considerable. Just get them, they will pay of themselves in less than a year
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Re: Lowering

My car is about 4.5cm lower with King springs and GT shocks (forget which brand) and I have no trouble with tire wear. What does a camber kit do thats so different? Does it take away the lean when cornering because if it does I think I want one!
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When you lower the front end, the tyres have an increased angle or chamber relative to the road. Its like you see on a mega dumped v8 super car. The tyres are on about a 20 degree angle by the looks of them. The tyre tends to make most of it contact to the road on the inside of the tyre, making it wear alot quicker then the rest of it, or "scrub". In order to correct this, washers are put in place to correct the harsh angle, and make more of the tyre contact the road instead of all the pressure on the inside tread, hence the tyre wearing alot more evenly, and last alot longer.

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Re: Lowering

You rarely need a camber kit as such.
A camber kit is simply a set of upper control arm brackets with polyurethane bushes and a handful of shims.
The same thing can be achieved with the standard bushes and a handful of shims.
Of course an advantage with the camber kit is the poly bushes.
The other method is the ratchet type bushes which I find to be very flawed, and certainly don't recommend.

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