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Anyone who's lowered their car, have you all gotten camber kits? I went to your webpage Austin519, and you said that you did need them. How far off is the camber? Is it something that will wear my tires out in a few months, or can I get away without having them? :dunno:

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Getting a camber kit is usually a good thing no matter how much you lower your car. I have OE's and I thought the drop was so little to matter, but my rear tires are really bald on the inside. My fronts are the same, but I got my toe's back to spec and that corrected that. Also remember to rotate your tires more often now if you are lowered.
 

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I have the same springs...I was 2.5 degrees out of spec...that's pretty bad. If you have the cash get the rear kit...if you have more cash get the whole thing...and DEFINITELY get the full kit if you ever plan on dropping your car more (I sure do). It's a good investment. If you also add any serious weight in the back (heavy stereo) after you've dropped it...be prepared to definitely need a rear kit.

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Austin519 said:
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I have the same springs...I was 2.5 degrees out of spec...that's pretty bad. If you have the cash get the rear kit...if you have more cash get the whole thing...and DEFINITELY get the full kit if you ever plan on dropping your car more (I sure do). It's a good investment. If you also add any serious weight in the back (heavy stereo) after you've dropped it...be prepared to definitely need a rear kit.

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holy shit.... 2.5?!?! i have comptech and my rear is only like 0.3 out of spec! damn that's a lot! anyway, i think if you are within a degree out of spec you are still in good shape

the more you lower your car the more you need camber. our stock front camber is pretty good, most of us are still within spec, even if they get the eibach. however our rear camber is horrible, you are pretty much guaranteed to have camber once you lower your car
 

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Austin519 said:
dazz:
I have the same springs...I was 2.5 degrees out of spec...that's pretty bad. If you have the cash get the rear kit...if you have more cash get the whole thing...and DEFINITELY get the full kit if you ever plan on dropping your car more (I sure do). It's a good investment. If you also add any serious weight in the back (heavy stereo) after you've dropped it...be prepared to definitely need a rear kit.

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So let me just get this straight, I def need the rears, but I can get away with not getting the fronts this time? :dunno:

Has anyone ever put on the camber kits themselves? Is it easy?
 

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So let me just get this straight, I def need the rears, but I can get away with not getting the fronts this time? :dunno:

Has anyone ever put on the camber kits themselves? Is it easy?

yup that's correct. i don't recall hearing anyone with problem in the front unless they get the race version.

no idea how to install them though @[email protected]
 

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Getting a camber kit is usually a good thing no matter how much you lower your car. I have OE's and I thought the drop was so little to matter, but my rear tires are really bald on the inside. My fronts are the same, but I got my toe's back to spec and that corrected that. Also remember to rotate your tires more often now if you are lowered.
Hey Thomas,

We're in same boat!!! :(
 

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talk to jim (jimster716). he owns a shop and he held a group buy on camber kits some while ago. i am sure he can give you some good advices :) you can search his thread about that too :)
 

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I have the H&R sport springs on my TLS and I am only out of spec by 1.3 degrees, and I didn't get the camber kit. I have been watching my tire wear carefully and having the tires rotated regularly and I have absolutely perfect tire wear. No problems at all with the inside of the tire getting worn out. I really don't understand how someone can be 2.5 degrees out of camber with the H&R sports. Once you install the springs and get an alignment, you will know exactly how many degrees off your camber is, and if it is like mine, then you WON'T need a camber kit. If it is way off like 2.5 degrees, then I suggest getting the kit. BTW, when I say kit, I mean the rear kit.. The front shouldn't be necessary unless your slamming your ride, but with H&R sports, it wont be necessary.
 

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i believe for our cars, the rear camber can be at most 1 degree out of spec. mine is 1.3 and that's normal. austin, something is wrong there :D
 

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i believe for our cars, the rear camber can be at most 1 degree out of spec. mine is 1.3 and that's normal. austin, something is wrong there :D

this might be a stupid question but how do you find out the camber rating...im still a little new at this stuff...
 

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this might be a stupid question but how do you find out the camber rating...im still a little new at this stuff...

oh i think it's somewhere in the helm's manual. if you go and get alignment, they will have the spec from acura saying what it should be. this is what i have form the results that the alignment shop gave me

for front camber, it's from -1 to 1
for front caster, it's from 1.8 to 3.8
for front toe, it's -0.8 to 0.8

for rear camber, it's -1 to 0
for rear toe, it's 0 to 0.16

for front, no spec for cross camber and caster, and there is total toe of -0.16 to 0.16
for rear, total toe is 0 to 0.32

i think the cross nunbers are not as important. the most important are the front and rear individual settings.
 
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