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?
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.
AU II XR8
XW Wagon 221-2V,
Laser a maser.
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.
4L I6, naturally aspirated producing 173.5rwkw.
14.410 @ 96.49mph with street radials.
What's that?..... Did I hear you say TQE power?
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