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    Need negative camber in front on 2002 Camaro...

    Hi Guys -

    I will be running Hoosier R6's on track in the near future, and Hoosier recommends a lot of negative camber (2.5 - 3.0 degrees), and by the two adjustments I could find on the control arms, I can barely get .5 degree of negative camber in the front of the car.

    Any suggestions?

    Steve

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    Adjustable uper control arms? UMI and other companies make them and that should allow you to get more negitive camber I belive. Might even check out the road race tubular crossmember. It might have more adjustment in it.

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    You should easily be able to get more than -.5 camber if you car is lowered.

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    even if it's not lowered you should get more than -0.5* camber. how are you measuring this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    even if it's not lowered you should get more than -0.5* camber. how are you measuring this?
    Agreed you should have more adjustment than that. Also why do you need negative camber to run hoosiers?

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    Negative for cornering....

    Quote Originally Posted by HOBS View Post
    Agreed you should have more adjustment than that. Also why do you need negative camber to run hoosiers?
    Racers need it the most, it doesn't matter what tire brand it is. Negative camber helps you take the turns at a faster speed. 1% is fine for the street, but more than that should be reserved for the track, as tire wear will occur more rapidly on the inside of the tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenix View Post
    Hi Guys -

    I will be running Hoosier R6's on track in the near future, and Hoosier recommends a lot of negative camber (2.5 - 3.0 degrees), and by the two adjustments I could find on the control arms, I can barely get .5 degree of negative camber in the front of the car.

    Any suggestions?

    Steve
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    The right tool helps tremendously....

    A tool called a turnbuckle helped tremendously. It is used to force out the lower control arms to set camber and caster. Without that tool I would have never been able to get the negative camber that I currently have. I now have 1 7/8 degrees negative camber on the driver's side, and 1 2/8 degrees on the passenger side. You have to shop price, but I got it for just over $100 delivered.

    So, I set maximum Caster first, then then maximum Camber, and finally just a touch of toe-out (1/16" each side, 1/8" total). The Caster actually increases the negative camber of the outside wheel in turns, so I think it will work out well.

    Pretty conservative for the track, and it doesn't feel bad for the street. I believe inside wear on the tires will be affected long term, but I only drive the SS about 4,000 to 5,000 miles each year, so I'm not worried about it.

    Thanks for all the suggestions and input.

    Steve Nix
    Last edited by Stevenix; 09-05-2009 at 05:37 PM. Reason: correct grammer

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    you can't get anymore than 1.5 +/- out of the stock parts. More than that you'll need adjustable upper arms or a different K member. Sam Stano sell offset upper control arm bushings the relocate the upper arm inboard. I installed them on my T/A and I was able to get about 2.1 neg. I'm running 295 17 A6's and it works pretty well. Depending on your track rules any other mods may move you into an undesirable class.

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