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#1 LukeFranky

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 09:58 AM

Hi guys,

 

Another handling setup question. I'm using my car for daily and track use and I want to tweak things for the track, but not so much that it ruins my car for daily driving.

 

How much front camber should I go for? I'm not looking to go crazy, just enough to help on the track without killing my tyres during daily driving.

 

For my purposes, can I get enough camber out of the stock bolts on my B4?

 

If not, what is the opinion on aftermarket Whiteline camber bolts? Worthy upgrade?


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

Wont get near enough camber out of the stock bolts. Best option would be coilovers with camber plates or whiteline might make replacement top hats for the stock shocks which give camber adjustment. If you want rear camber i think your only option is adjustable control arms on the gen 3 rear setup


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#3 LukeFranky

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 11:33 AM

Coilovers are on my todo list, but I keep dragging my feet... finances ya know.


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 03:38 PM

Stock camber bolts probably get you about -1.3 degrees which is not enough but better than OEM settings. On my old outback I turned both front camber bolts to max neg camber and took it to a tyre shop and asked them to zero the toe and it made a big improvement. Factory alignment is usually more rear camber and less front so it understeers for safety reasons and anyone who likes to carry speed through corners will scrub the outside edge off their tyres.

 

Some whiteline camber bolts will give you more than enough neg camber, some say they slip but in my experience they will not slip if installed correctly. There is a good writeup on NASIOC on the correct way to install them, I ran them for many years and they never slipped. I would recommend at least -2 up front and about -1.5 in the rear with zero toe all around you will get even wear. Add a bit more neg camber if you are still wearing the outside edge, inner edge wear means your toe is out 99% of the time.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:24 AM

Thanks JD. That's really helpful. Might get those camber bolts afterall.

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 08:16 AM

Camber bolt install guide https://forums.nasio...d.php?t=1590221


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