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Old 01-17-2004, 12:40   #1 (permalink)
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Xr8 Camber Kit

Was wondering if any of you guys had installed a camber kit to an XR8, and if so did it improve the car ?

My XR8 has done 15000 and has scrubbed the inside of the front wheels pretty bad, even though they had been rotated. The guy at the tyre place checked and said one side had 0 camber and the other -2. He then said it was not worth making adjustments until I had put a camber kit in it.

If anyone has put one in, what brand was it and how much did it cost, and was it worth it?

Any help appreciated.

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Old 01-18-2004, 03:27   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Xr8 Camber Kit

I had a K-mac kit installed when it was lowered around $300ish,and it was well worth it as now you can adjust the setting's as the factory setting's see's the tyre's scrubbing out badly like you have mentioned,it's worth it.
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Old 01-18-2004, 20:51   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Xr8 Camber Kit

thanks galaxy. Its booked in for wednesday to be K-Mac'd.
These 18's are too expensive to scrub out like they do!!!
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Re: Xr8 Camber Kit

Make sure you just have a shim kit fitted and not the rachet type.
The shim setup is more reliable, and never move.

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How do you tell if you have the shim type or rachet soxx, thank's.
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Re: Xr8 Camber Kit

The shim type look pretty much like what you have now except the pivot point is further in to allow for more negative camber and the studs are longer to alow for more postive camber. The bush is also replaced with urethane.

The rachet type are difficult to describe, but they look nothing like the standard units.
They don't require shims as they have a bolt which can be loosened and the whole gizmo can then move in and out.
The problem with these is that they can and do quite often come out of adjustment when driving enthusiastically. Some people here have had no problems with them, but personally I think any kind of adjustment pin like that is crap.

The shimmed setup can not move or come out of adjustment unless something bends.

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Here is a pic of the c kit on my ute. I have had no trouble with it at all. After I got it fitted the Ford tech recommended to get it retightened in 7days, which I did.

http://www.fordgallery.com/showphoto...cat/all/page/1
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That look's like the kit I have too rod, which one is this shim or rachet.
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I would say ours must be what they call the ratchet one, because of the inter locking teeth on the adjustment.
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Yes, that is the ratchet type.

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