Alignment problem

motogo1 motogo1 at
Thu May 22 17:34:28 EDT 2003

Just the facts ma'm, as Joe Friday used to say.
    I just lowered my 200 Avant with H&R (1.5" drop). I slotted only 1
camber plate cause the other had plenty of slot left for adjustment. Had it
aligned today at an Audi dealer. Computer printout is -.92 and -.90 degrees
negative camber. Spec is 0 to -1 degree.
    On my S4, lowered with Eibachs, slotting both camber plates, resulted
in -1 degree 04' and 1 degree 14'. Spec is -05' to -1 degree 5'.  So one
side is slightly out of spec.  Both cars are a little heavy on negative
camber. And the struts won't move any farther because of interference.
    A friend with an S4 was at the same shop today, with ECS camber plates,
and his negative camber was at -.8 and -.78 They told him that was the MOST
negative camber they could get. So those plates must do something. But
slotting will work, if you want to run a little negative (no pun intended!)
    Also, on the S4, the subframe can be moved a bit (1/4 inch) from side to
side to even out the adjustment. They did it on my friends S4. I don't know
if this is possible on the 200.

Gary Martin
94 UrS4
91 200 TQA

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