Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Tue Sep 3 22:25:49 EDT 2002

> From: Greg Johnson <gregsj2 at attbi.com>
> Even with a Benz Brace, and explicit instuctions, my mechanic still has not
> been able to get my alignment negative yet, so I'm very interested in Igor's
> camber plates or Bernie's way of dropping the strut from the tower a few
> inches and elongating the camber plate mounting holes in the tower by  4mm.
> and adding larger dia. washers under the nuts.  Bernie, could you please give
> us more explicit instructions on how you go about doing this.  Many thanks,
> Greg J


You state, "my mechanic still has not been able to get my alignment negative
yet".  Apparently, you and your mechanic are not on the khz!  What is your
real problem?

First, I assume that you are refering to camber, not explicitly referenced
in your dialog. The common 44 chasis problem is excessive negative camber!
This is the/my reason for slotting the stock tower mounting holes, allowing
the strut upper mounting plate to be moved further outboard to its limit.
My strut brace if properly set up, will, among other positive atributes,
further reduce an excessive negative camber situtation.

As I have advised others recently on this subject, If you don't know what
your alignment situation is you can not communicate meaningfully with, or
evaluate the competance of your wrench, who probably knows considerably
less, as a self estemed know-it-all.  DIY at least once to understand all
the neuances of alignment!


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