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      06-16-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Installed springs shocks and camber plates

I just got my car back yesterday from the Valley Motorworks in Sacramento. Originally I just wanted to install some camber plates, due to the fact that I was destroying the outside corners on my front tires when auto crossing. Since the owner of the shop had some slightly used Eibach sport springs and Koni adjustable dampers I decided to go for it and have him "drop" the car along with installing Vorschlag adjustable camber plates.

I was a little shocked at first, how much the front wheels "tucked" in under the fender, when I first saw it and actually do not like the look of that. Looks too slammed. The rear looks great and I'm sure the front would look good also, if I were to reduce the camber setting. Right now the front camber is set to almost max (I think 2.5 deg) and I can always go and do about half of that I suppose.

I'm attending an auto x tomorrow and I'm going to see how it goes. Maybe the rear is going to be to tail happy with the front having a lot more bite. If that is the case I will most likely reduce the amount of camber and hopefully find a good compromise of auto x tire saving versus looks and street performance.
The other alternative would be wheel spacers up front. The question is how much. Anybody have input on how much I can add?
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Like your wheels, what are they?
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Like your wheels, what are they?
It's a CSL Replica wheel from Sonic Tuning. I think they call it 359 Style ZCP. I don't see it on their site anymore.
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Nice drop!!! Get rid of those orange reflectors on the sides of your front bumper.
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Nice drop!!! Get rid of those orange reflectors on the sides of your front bumper.
I know, but I like to keep things legal.
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I know, but I like to keep things legal.
Word. I see that you're in Cali where cops have nothing better to do than bust people w/car mods.
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looks good! any noises coming from the camber plates??
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looks good! any noises coming from the camber plates??
A little bit, on bad roads it does have a little bit of a uninsulated sound/feel to it.
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Auto-x - how'd it go?

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I just got my car back yesterday from the Valley Motorworks in Sacramento. Originally I just wanted to install some camber plates, due to the fact that I was destroying the outside corners on my front tires when auto crossing. Since the owner of the shop had some slightly used Eibach sport springs and Koni adjustable dampers I decided to go for it and have him "drop" the car along with installing Vorschlag adjustable camber plates.

I was a little shocked at first, how much the front wheels "tucked" in under the fender, when I first saw it and actually do not like the look of that. Looks too slammed. The rear looks great and I'm sure the front would look good also, if I were to reduce the camber setting. Right now the front camber is set to almost max (I think 2.5 deg) and I can always go and do about half of that I suppose.

I'm attending an auto x tomorrow and I'm going to see how it goes. Maybe the rear is going to be to tail happy with the front having a lot more bite. If that is the case I will most likely reduce the amount of camber and hopefully find a good compromise of auto x tire saving versus looks and street performance.
The other alternative would be wheel spacers up front. The question is how much. Anybody have input on how much I can add?
Wear out the inside edges? Stick better? What did you end up setting them at?
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