[s-cars] Suspension settings after lowering

Rich Assarabowski konecc at snet.net
Fri Apr 25 00:52:50 EDT 2003

I'm about to get my '93 S4 aligned, it's had the Bilsteins / H&R 29921's
put it, lowered car by about 1.25 inches all around.  I'm wondering if
anyone has any recommendations on suspension settings other than what
the manual calls for.  For camber, manual calls for F/R settings of
-.83/-.25 deg.  Bob Rossato had his done a couple of years ago with F/R
of -1.0/-.7 deg.  This was without camber plates but with elongated
holes.  I have ECS camber plates, so I'm thinking of -.9 for the front.

Any benefit to increasing the negative camber on the rears (from manual
setting of -.25 to as much as -.7 deg?  His tech recommended more
negative camber in the rear to close match the more negative camber on
the front.  Car will be street use, tire wear is important, but wouldn't
mind tweaking the factory settings for better handling.

-- Rich A.

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