[200q20v] Alignment problems and Bilstein inserts

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Thu Oct 11 14:15:45 EDT 2001

My camber is set to zero with a Benz strut brace.  Zero is best for street
use.  -0.5 better for track, as harder on tires.

44 chassis cars are only limited in positive adjustment.  The Igor camber
adjustment plate is limited to the point at which the spring hits the strut
tower, only about an 1/8 inch beyond the stock adjustment limit.  Easier to
slot out the stock adjustment holes by that much.


> From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 10:22:29 -0700
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Cc: t44tq at mindspring.com, SuffolkD at aol.com, sjagernauth at att.com
> Subject: RE: [200q20v] Alignment problems and Bilstein inserts
> Hey all,
> What is your front camber set too?  I believe it should be dialed to 0.5
> negative camber.  As to why you can't get them even on both sides, I guess
> front end straightness could come into play.  Another thing I thought about
> when I was having alignment woes was whether or not the front subframe was
> centered on the front of the car.
> If your car is limited in camber adjustment (either pos. or neg.) on the
> front end, did you look and see whether the bolts that go through the camber
> adjustment plate are at the end of the adjustment range on either end?
> Along these lines, if the Igor camber adjustment plate is what I'm thinking
> of (elongated camber adjustment slots on camber adjustment plate), can't see
> wahy that wouldn't work on the 200 as well.  Be more of a band-aid, but...
> As to tire wear, I believe misadjustment of toe will lend itself more to
> premature tire wear than camber.
Not true IMO.  And don't believe and pass along everything that you hear.


> As an aside, also recently heard that a
> more positive camber adjustment will help decrease tramlining (for those of
> you affected).

> Derek P

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