b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Tue Sep 3 23:14:21 EDT 2002
Could be, Greg.
My comments were relative to stock suspension. Assuming that the stock
suspension static ride height was designed as the point of minimum bump
steer, lowering will, in addition to increasing bump steer, shorten the
effective length of the lower control arm, resulting in a more positive
camber. So, slot the upper strut mounting plate tower holes inward, and add
a strut brace biased in tension, rather than compression.
Bet that it looks cool though.
> From: Greg Johnson <gregsj2 at attbi.com>
> Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 21:45:53 -0700
> To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
> Subject: Re: IgorCamberPlate
> I must be really confused because I have understood that my lowered car
> has always had positive camber and we keep trying (unsuccessfully) to
> get the camber to zero degrees. This we have not been able to do.
> Greg J
> Bernie Benz wrote:
>> 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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