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Installing my front struts tomorrow (koni str.t) with some frpp p springs. I have read that you can keep the negative camber down by pointing the arrows on the strut mounts in toward the engine as opposed to pointing them out.
Never had an alignment on my stock setup, so should I play the %'s and point them in, assuming that I will have more neg camber than I did before?...or keep them out as recommeded, and wait to see what my camber is when I get it aligned?
Thats the one I am referring to. Arrow out is what the instructions call for, but I have read that pointing it in will reduce neg camber produced from the drop about .5 degrees...thus the question, arrow in or arrow out?
So far, so good with them turned in toward the engine. No alignment to confirm yet (next week), but no tire wear so far and everything up front feels good. I would imagine with over 400 miles so far that if anything was that far out of wack, it would show at this point. The guy that suggested the idea originally drove an 06.
Just from eyeballing it does it look like the front wheels are pretty straight up and down? Or do they have a hint of negative camber to them?
Man its tuff to tell. Sometimes the fronts look straight, sometimes they dont. To be honest with you, it drives good and i'm not worried about it
I'm just keeping an eye on my tires until I get it aligned...and for now its all good!
Dang that looks good
I'm interested to see how much it will help my car when I FINALLY lower it.
Now here's the thing, and I'm just speculating here so don't quote me. This setup will probably work if you stay with the P springs, maybe even with the steeda springs as its only 1" of drop in the front.
Travel outside of those setups, like the K springs with 1.5" of drop and your camber will require adjustment I would think, like jeff.
Something to keep in mind.
Mayo, glad you did this and posted specs sheets.
When I originally did this, didn't have a printout to post.
My springs are H&R Sports w/1" drop also.
I've got over 30k miles like this now with no problems.
The only reason the install instructions tell them to point
arrow out is with stock spings thats factory setup.
With arrow in and lowered there is actually less stress on
upper mount because its twisting it a smaller angle.
MY HERO ARRIVES!!!lol
Dude thanks so much for the info that you posted, saved me some coin. Without your idea I would have probably purchased camber plates to finish the job. That being said I might use some of the extra $$ for some fog lights like your's, i'm diggin that setup you got goin bro...looks clean!
Thanks again, first round is on me
I'll be doing my SR springs (1.5" drop) from AM with GT500 mounts in the morning. At my last tire rotation at the stealership, I was already -1* or so on the front from the factory with the 18" factory bullets. At 20K miles, I was noticing some slight inner tire wear. Nothing serious, but a hint was there for sure. I'm planning on turning the mounts "in" when I do the install to hopefully stay somewhat within spec. I think up to -1.5* is still considered within spec, but don't quote me on that. If nothing else, I'll just have to stay on top of tire rotations.
Got the springs in and the GT500 mounts. Turned the notch "in" on the mounts. Ill drive it for a while and let things settle before I check alignment. I'm hoping they settle some because it looks to have only dropped an inch at this point.
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