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Camber advice

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)' started by Daggerit, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Daggerit
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    Hey all,

    Looking to get some coilovers on the new girl this month (hopefully before the Edinburgh meet!) and was wondering what people's thoughts were on camber angles while I get them all aligned? I'm only doing a modest drop so that the tyres are at the arches, not up inside them at all...

    I don't know what it is from factory but I can't see it being very much if anything or the inside of the tyres would wear out faster than the outsides. I'm not looking for ridiculous amounts either, if anything I was thinking 1-1.5 degrees? Would it be worthwhile for back road blasts or better just keeping the wheels at 0 degrees?

    I'm looking to put some spacers on next month but these will just fit in the measured space left between the wheel and arch from the lowering/camber adjustment and not the other way around if that helps any advice.

    Thanks lads!

    Dan
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    You'll find that there is already camber dialled in as standard, a little more would help with turn in but also increase tyre wear, you'll also find that lowering will add some camber due to the geometry, I personally wouldn't add anymore for a road car but each to their own
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    I'd also just stick with the factory settings as lowering will give a little more camber and you don't really want to be replacing your tyres after 5k do you?

    I look forward to seeing it lowered at the meet. What coilovers are you going for?
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    Yeah I was thinking that with the double wishbone suspension they might have excess camber after being lowered so was looking to get it reset to either factory or my 1 degree depending on what the factory actually was so that I didn't get bad handling or large tyre wear... I wasn't sure if there was any from factory as they look pretty straight using the good old Mk. 1 eyeball. ;)

    I'm just hoping I actually manage to get them on by then! 10 working days for delivery and then have to make sure I can get them fitted... I went for AP coilovers because after speaking to various people they are basically KW variant 1's with different spring colours and surface finishes but at half the price. Win win! :)
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