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      11-21-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Vorschlag Camber Plates

I'm looking for a DD setup that can be used at the track 6-10 times a year, and I was thinking about purchasing the adjustable Vorschlag camber plates.
Is it possible to have an adjustable setup without having to have your car realigned every time you change the camber?

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I'm looking for a DD setup that can be used at the track 6-10 times a year, and I was thinking about purchasing the adjustable Vorschlag camber plates.
Is it possible to have an adjustable setup without having to have your car realigned every time you change the camber?

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What most people will do if they are using camber plates (Vorshlag included) and want multiple settings is ask for a "street" setting and a "race" setting when getting an alignment. The street setting is usually the minimum amount of negative camber that is able to be dialed in through the camber plates or the minimum amount of room needed for fender clearance against the wheel and tire. This "street" setting is also where the toe is set at 0 for minimal tire wear. You can then mark this with a sharpie next to the pointer on the Vorshlag plates. Then for a "race" negative camber setting you ask who ever is performing the alignment to dial in the preferred or max amount and to also mark that point on the camber plates. Toe is not adjusted for the "race" setting because it is preferred to have the optimal toe on the street for better tire wear where more miles are driven. The track is where more negative camber is preferred on the front of the car compared to toe. On the other hand the rear of the car relies just as much on an optimal toe setting to reliably put the power down. Naturally these cars do have a tendency to toe out when more Negative camber is dialed in so the toe actually goes to a favorable degree under the race setting as well.
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So to switch between the two settings marked by the sharpie, you (1) jack up the front end of the car, (2) loosen the camber plates, (3) push/shove the wheels with your hands, (4) lock the camber plates back again ?
Interested to know, because i'm thinking to get these camber plates, but just wanted to know how much overhead it is to switch them back and fourth between the street and race settings.
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I have vorshlag camber plates, but prefer to use a static camber setting (-2.5) with zero toe for both track and street. Ck out this tread for more info on the Vorshlag plates.

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When I get the Vorshlag plates (have the GC plates now) I will mark my tie rods. I'll have 0 toe at both min and max camber. Not an issue because I don't track my E90 too often. If I did then I'd just stick with max neg camber.
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So to switch between the two settings marked by the sharpie, you (1) jack up the front end of the car, (2) loosen the camber plates, (3) push/shove the wheels with your hands, (4) lock the camber plates back again ?
Interested to know, because i'm thinking to get these camber plates, but just wanted to know how much overhead it is to switch them back and fourth between the street and race settings.
Thx!
That is exactly the process and it will take only about 10 minutes at the maximum.
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I'm looking for a DD setup that can be used at the track 6-10 times a year, and I was thinking about purchasing the adjustable Vorschlag camber plates.
Is it possible to have an adjustable setup without having to have your car realigned every time you change the camber?

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Have your car aligned for the street and take a marker to mark your street settings so you know where to come back to.
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