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camber and alignment
Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:24 PM
Okay, as of now i'm pretty pissed cause everyone that i have gone to about getting new tires and to get my camber kit fixed and my alighnment done is all saying that my car is too low.....aint that some $hl%!!! They all say my car is about 3-5 inches from the lower control arm to the ground and i'm on the eibach sportline, i saw a guy the other day with a cavy and he had 18's and sportlines and still had a little bit of a wheel gap! I'm almost tucking 17's in the front and the back is okay it's still got about 3-5 inches till they tuck, does anyone know what is up with this or am i just gonna have to get new springs? Help me out on this one guys please!!!

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Re: camber and alignment
Thursday, July 21, 2005 9:04 PM
If your car is illegally low for the state you live in they can not do it.
It may have nothing to do with your suspension.

Here in MI your headlights must be 24" off the ground, stock is only like 26" so a big drop will make you car illegal, and they will not work on it. This is just an example.

I go to a local Firestone for my tires and minor suspension work. They've never had problems doing anything I ask, so long as it's legal.

If they're refusing just because it's "too low", ask them for their exact definition of too low; who's policy is it, laws, etc. Also, how many places did you go? Try more places.


Re: camber and alignment
Thursday, July 21, 2005 11:29 PM
First, you shouldn't have a camber kit on...our cars don't have camber issues unless there was something done improperly.

Your tires shouldn't be tucking in your fenders at all. What struts do you have? What size tires do you have?

I have KYB AGXs and 215/45R17 tires...this is what mine looks like on Sportlines:

<img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/BlackoutNJ/DCP_1477.jpg">

<img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/BlackoutNJ/DCP_1474.jpg">

Hope that gives you an idea of what it's supposed to look like.



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Re: camber and alignment
Thursday, July 21, 2005 11:31 PM
Here is a better picture...closer to the tire

<img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/BlackoutNJ/6887cc25.jpg">



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Re: camber and alignment
Friday, July 22, 2005 5:28 AM
go to a reputable place..... easy fix.

dont need a camber kit

the correct tire size determines how large or small of gap you will have. if you or whoever bought some random tire and wheel package made for acura and hondas with 205/40/17 tires, then you will have more gap.

everything should be aligned to stock spec.


if you are really that low, i;d double check and make sure the springs are actually sportlines...

theres been alot of knockoffs i;ve seen as of late.



Re: camber and alignment
Friday, July 22, 2005 9:09 AM
I agree with Event. Except, what kind of Camber Kit are you talking about?

Something like this: http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.php?f=3&i=89619&t=89619 ?


Re: camber and alignment
Friday, July 22, 2005 3:58 PM
usually the camber kits most buy are slotted/notched bolts....



Re: camber and alignment
Sunday, July 24, 2005 9:21 PM
Quote:

Okay, i ordered my springs from summitracing.com and my struts are the monroe stock replacement shocks, so i know those are blown and my camber kit is the intrax kit, but i dont have the camber kit on yet, do i need them cause , my wheels usually dont where on just one side, but i have 205/40/17 if i remember right... and i don't have as much of a wheel gap as NJ's do you think i should just buy some aftermarket struts? If i do have to what kind should i use? Thanx for the help guys!


You should be just fine with the Sportslines. They're a good spring.

I don't know anything about the Monroe struts. It's possible they would lower your car a small amount (mostly due to the fact that they make a single strut to fit many, and I mean many, different applications; fudging the design where necessary). Anybody else ever use them on a J? I've used them on N-body's before, didn't take close note of all the differences.

The Camber Kit would not lower/raise your car at all. It's not necessary. It's useful if you will be racing your car in auto-cross or the like (will not help drag racing).
For what Camber/Caster/Toe do, read up Camber, Caster, and Toe Explained

I would definitely go with after-market struts. Some people have had luck with KYB AGX with the sportslines, it's really not recommended and voids the warranty. Go with Koni's if you want something designed to work with the Sportslines.


Re: camber and alignment
Sunday, July 24, 2005 9:28 PM
C.T.S wrote:

Quote:

Okay, i ordered my springs from summitracing.com and my struts are the monroe stock replacement shocks, so i know those are blown and my camber kit is the intrax kit, but i dont have the camber kit on yet, do i need them cause , my wheels usually dont where on just one side, but i have 205/40/17 if i remember right... and i don't have as much of a wheel gap as NJ's do you think i should just buy some aftermarket struts? If i do have to what kind should i use? Thanx for the help guys!


You should be just fine with the Sportslines. They're a good spring.

I don't know anything about the Monroe struts. It's possible they would lower your car a small amount (mostly due to the fact that they make a single strut to fit many, and I mean many, different applications; fudging the design where necessary). Anybody else ever use them on a J? I've used them on N-body's before, didn't take close note of all the differences.

The Camber Kit would not lower/raise your car at all. It's not necessary. It's useful if you will be racing your car in auto-cross or the like (will not help drag racing).
For what Camber/Caster/Toe do, read up Camber, Caster, and Toe Explained

I would definitely go with after-market struts. Some people have had luck with KYB AGX with the sportslines, it's really not recommended and voids the warranty. Go with Koni's if you want something designed to work with the Sportslines.


Monroe struts are stock replacements and not really one of those brand of struts recommended for dropping your car.

Right now I'm running AGXs on my Sportlines but for a better ride, I'd recommend Koni. I wish I had gotten them in the first place but my AGXs are holding up for now.



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