Suspension Brakes 1st Gen Toe problem with aggresive camber

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  1. minimaniac

    minimaniac New Member

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    Hi,
    I have a 06 r50 with 16x9 et0 wheels in the rear , i have a pair of adjustables control arms to get -9degrees of camber and fit the wheels like I want. But with this camber my toe is very bad, i do only 400km with a set in the rear! I know guys with aggressive camber , they can do 5000km with a set!! What can I do to put my toe at a good setting? Without changing my wheels haha
     
  2. Crashton

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    Not to sound like a bozo, but -9 degrees of camber is crazy. I'm finding hard to believe that number is even attainable. I'd suggest a normal wheel fitment & a good alignment.

    I know in the front as you add negative camber you also add toe-in which can be dialed out with an alignment. I'm not sure about the rear, it may or may not be the same.
     
  3. minimaniac

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    I know its crazy but its a stance show car, not a daily haha cant change the wheels , they are too rare
     
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    OK I understand. You will have to live with a wonky alignment. No easy way to fix it that I know of. Post a picture of your car. I'd like to see it.
     
  5. Metalman

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    On the front end of the rear trailing arm is a pivot bracket that attaches to the body with some fasteners.... They can be loosened (oblong holes).... The bracket can then be moved to adjust the rear toe.... Then retighten the same fasteners after the toe is set....

    The bracket is #7

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  6. BlimeyCabrio

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    I know with some setups, you have to modify the toe adjustment bracket - grind out slots longer, etc.
     
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    NICE wheels. :Thumbsup:
     
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    If you aren't rubbin your scrubbin... Or something like that...:D
     
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    Looks nice.:Thumbsup: I can see your bonus camber in the rear.
     
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    If you cannot get enough adjustment at the trailing arms, you might need to get a set of top adjustable control arms to help adjust the toe with the large negative camber.
     
  12. Dave.0

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    Another option is give up on the whole Stance look and make the car drivable and useful when moving. :rolleyes::lol:
     
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    His MINI looks good to me. Not my cup o coffee, but as far as looks go it's nice.

    Justa my .02. :D
     
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    ^^^^^ I know what you are saying but with that "stance" look and -9 degrees of camber tires are never going to last long.

    Show cars like that always look cool on display but are horrible to drive.

    Rear tires that tucked and -9 equal your tires are always going to be F*%ked.
     
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    Yes that is correct. Seems that is what the OP wants. Me I like to drive more than admire my car at a show. Different strokes.

    Wouldn't it be interesting to put that stanced car on a track & run it against a car with a more driveable suspension? I bet the time difference would be massive. :wink:
     
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    M|U, Motoring Underground is where he will find his answer for that STANCE look.
     
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    Haven't been there in years. Are they still around?
     
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    Unfortunately Yes. :frown2::mad2::nonod: part of the whole Hipster movement on should I say non-movement. :rolleyes:
     
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    I haven't logged in there for well over a year! Only thing they seemed to be good for was picture threads. :(
     
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    For more info on the Stance look check out the Stance Works site. Not my thing but I appreciate their automotive chops.
     

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