Too much negative camber!!

David Head v8q at
Fri May 23 11:53:02 EDT 2003

I'll let others speak - but are you saying that you now have a stock
suspension including stock springs and thats the best they can do?

Richard E. Berlin, Jr. wrote:

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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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