Too much negative camber!!

Richard E. Berlin, Jr. rberlin at
Fri May 23 11:31:19 EDT 2003

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I have been reading with keen interest the back and forth
thread on front suspension issues. Only trouble is, I don't
understand a word of it, though I sense it is timely, given
my current issue:
Recently I bought on Ebay a very low mileage Avant (58k) and
had it trucked up from Dallas to Boston. On driving the car
(it features 17X*" BBS rims and 235/45 rubber) I was shocked
that it wandered all over the road. My mechanic discovered
that it had a brand new front suspension featuring a G60
brake fit, and apparently, many 5000 parts were used
resulting in a narrower front track.

Thanks to Mike Sylvester's 200q20v graveyard, all the
correct parts have been replaced and the suspension is
regulation save Bilstein HD replacement struts. At the tail
end of this process, I just took the car to Autobahn
Performance in Peabody, MA--a shop famous for their
excellent alignment work, and they report that they can not
achieve negative camber on the front wheels lower than -1.2.

Question: what shall I do/buy in order to make possible
reduced negative camber of (-.5). If you'll just tell me
what to buy, I'll do it. Thank you all.

Richard E. Berlin, Jr.
'91 200q20v Avant, Indigo/platinum, IA III+, Sport Seats,
Euros, 88k mi.
'91 200q20v Avant, Alpine White/Travertine, 59k mi.
mailto:rberlin at
(978) 548-3737

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