b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Tue Jun 4 16:45:41 EDT 2002
Second thought. Use the camber plate to induce excessive negative camber
and then correct it with the strut brace to where you want it. You then
will still retain all the suspension stiffness advantages of a positive
going strut brace at the high negative camber setting that you seek.
The strut brace was specificly designed to reduce excessive negative camber.
Use a camber adj plate, see the s-cars site.
> From: "Claus Vegener" <vegener at post7.tele.dk>
> Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 22:56:33 +0200
> To: "Bernie Benz" <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
> Cc: "audifan20v" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: Benz Brace
> When I installed the brace 2 years ago, it was because my car
> had the weldings at the passenger side (used car).
> When I am running on track I have problems with outside wear
> on the tyres due to body roll and heavy front.
> My Camper is - 0.5 but I have been thinking of a modification
> of the brace, in order to pull the towers together, in order to
> be able to get a more negative Camper.
> I just spoil all my tyres - Yokohama A032 225/45 17,
> Bridgestone PP03. The outer sidewall is used half down and
> the treadpatterns suffer outside.
> Fronttemperature 65 degC, 150F; Backtyres 38C = 100
> I suppose -3 would help?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bernie Benz" <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
> To: <gregsj2 at attbi.com>
> Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 8:33 PM
> Subject: Re: Benz Brace
>> To install only, not fabricate, about 15 minutes. But competenticy
>> sometimes slows one down.
>> For street use:
>> Zero Camber, front and rear, with no tolerence!, as close as is repeatable
>> within the accuracy of your measurement technique and steering linkage and
>> suspension conditions.
>> Total Toe, front and back, 1/8" +/- 1/16" over 5' toe in, centered on the
>> Castor, adjust only to correct a residual side pull after Camber and Toe are
>> correct. If adjusted recheck toe.
>> Maybe I'm too fussy, but it sure pays off in tire wear and handling.
>> Have you seen my DIY alignment, posted on Chris Miller's site?
>>> From: gregsj2 at attbi.com
>>> Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2002 16:26:22 +0000
>>> To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
>>> Subject: Benz Brace
>>> How long should it take a competent mechanic to install a
>>> Benz Brace on a '91 200 20v tqa?
>>> What do you recommend for front alignment numbers?
>>> TIA for your help
>>> Greg J
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