vegener at post7.tele.dk
Thu Jun 6 01:11:49 EDT 2002
Thank's for all the answers and diskussions
I'am glad I asked
I will go for a camperplate and be prepared for adjusting too-in.
Summit Racing sell's (somtime) a small libelle to mount at the
bolt pattern with a camper scale.
Have anybody tryed this tool or is it too cheap?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie Benz" <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
To: "Claus Vegener" <vegener at post7.tele.dk>
Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 12:45 AM
Subject: Re: Benz Brace
> 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?
> > Claus
> > ----- 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
> >> Greg,
> >> 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
> >> chassis.
> >> 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?
> >> Bernie
> >>> 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
> >>> Bernie,
> >>> 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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