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1G 1G front camber adjustment?

Posted by 99gst_racer, Dec 10, 2019

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  1. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    What are you 1G guys using to adjust front camber, aside from having coilovers with camber plates? Any other popular or common solutions?
     

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    i think the only other thing was the camber bolts where you had to enlarge the holes in the shock i believe.
     

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    I had camber bolts on my STX autocross car with 245/40/17 hankook RS-3 tires back in 2015 (2015 compound) at stock weight and they spun all the time. I would recommend slotting the upper strut mount and then welding it to prevent sliding. Otherwise you could get eccentric bushings for the lower control arm but that would limit your ability to increase caster. Also the toe changes at approximately a 1:1 ratio with camber so you'll need to adjust toe as you adjust camber. For me I was running 3.5 degrees of camber up front and had to cut the tie rods a little shorter to get the adjustment I wanted. That's like, a pretty extreme set up though. I actually was probably running too much front toe out anyways. I think I was at 3/16" or 1/4" at one point. My final solution was to weld together some custom control arms but unfortunately I went too aggressive on caster and the axles kept popping out. Haven't got around to modifying them for a bit of a compromise but by far that's the best solution combined with camber plates as you can get 7 degrees of caster. From the factory it's like 1.5 or 2 degrees.
     
  4. talon77

    talon77 Proven Member

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    Yeah, one of the lower mounting holes (I forget if it was the upper or lower one) on my front struts are slotted. JICs from RRE come slotted, and so do Feals.
     

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    @tstkl Do you have an image of the camber bolts that you used?
     

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    No, but it was back when I worked at whiteline. The whiteline camber bolts are made by SPC. I think most companies that sell camber bolts just rebrand the SPC camber bolts. In any event, I believe the SPC bolts are M8 and the stock botls are M10? So you can have + or - 1mm of adjustment. An M8 bolt just can't provide enough clamping force for the cornering loads. Also, those bent washer things don't do jack. This is what they looked like:

    https://cdn10.bigcommerce.com/s-37z...ber_bolts__13144.1452186184.1280.1280.jpg?c=2
     
  7. 99gst_racer

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    I have a set of those and want to try them, but my 1G is just a roller. So you were having an issue with them coming loose and rolling out of position?
     

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    They probably rolled after the first or second corner of every run. I'd say they're completely useless for racing purposes.
     
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    So perhaps safety wiring them might fix this...
     
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    Yes, that is one option. They don't come pre-drilled so you'd need to do that. I'd recommend some fairly heavy duty safety wire though. Although frankly I'd really just recommend slotting/welding your struts. I have access to a welder and die grinder though so that's an easy option for me.
     

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