[s-cars] Alignment settings

JAM jscarstuff at charter.net
Tue Dec 1 19:03:47 PST 2009

Sounds like what I'm after as far as the sporting aspect.  With that much camber, there won't be wear to the insides of the tires or will there be?  I do go out and beat on it on the back road twisties but also drive the car on the interstate for family trips and such.  I also drive the car in wintery conditions with snows so stability on slippery surfaces is pretty much a key factor.  I guess I'm looking for a good comprimise in tire wear and handling.  
Anything you would ammend in your recommendations in knowing more detail?

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  From: djdawson2 at aol.com 
  To: jscarstuff at charter.net ; s-car-list at audifans.com 
  Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 1:53 PM
  Subject: Re: [s-cars] Alignment settings

  Alignment really depends on your goals.  However, if you like aggressive/sporty driving, here is my personal preference:

  Front: 1.5 - 2 degrees negative camber, no toe, and as much positive caster as the 2B plates can give you (you won't get enough, 6 to 7 degrees makes for a very stable car).
  Rear: .5 negative camber, 4mm toe in.

  The front camber will help to make the big pig more responsive, and minimize understeer.  You can get away with 0 camber in the rear if you want to maximize tire life.  Even though the 2B plates were intended for camber adjustment, I would recommend using them for adding positive caster.  A lowered UrS will already typically deliver a nice camber figure... between -1.5 and -2... which results in good cornering.  Finally, adding some rear toe-in will help with the S-car's poor straight line stability.

  Bottom line... the S-car is a tramlining pig.  Do what you can to minimize that... and that means getting some positive caster up front, and some toe in in the rear.  IMO, those are the highest priorities.  If your suspension components are in good shape, these settings will not result in rapid tire wear.


  -----Original Message-----
  From: JAM <jscarstuff at charter.net>
  To: S-car list <s-car-list at audifans.com>
  Sent: Tue, Dec 1, 2009 10:20 am
  Subject: [s-cars] Alignment settings

Hey listers!
I just installed a set of 2b camber/caster plates and I'm getting ready to take 
the beast in for alignment.  I've heard that adjusting some positive caster will 
help with turn-in but I'm unable to find anything on AW or QW on alignment 
settings (maybe I'm not looking hard enough).  Does anyone have any advise about 
good alignment settings for our cars?  FYI, I have Bilstein sport/H&R sports and 
2B revolution camber/caster plates.  
Jason Mawhinney
'95.5 S6 avant
'95 S6 sedan
'83 urq
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