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      12-23-2012, 09:36 AM   #1
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Too much rear camber?

Installed 12mm Macht Schnell spacers in rear. 2013 OEM competition suspension - not aftermarket lowered.

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You really need to determine the angle of camber. Use your iphone for a better reference.
It doesn't look bad to me though.
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^This - iPhone will give you a pretty accurate measurement.

Doesn't look too excessive from the pic - how does this side compare to the driver's side? A large side-to-side delta would be worse on handling characteristics...
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Thanks...Both sides the same using the same measuring points.

Handling seems good & just for reference removed the spacers and did the same t-square drill - of course the tire/wheel is tucked in more, but by my
estimate - same angle.

I know spacers can cause some suspension geometry changes - more than just pushing the wheels further out, but not sure what or if it even matters by going only 12MM each side (about 1/2")?

With the wheels pushed out further, visually the camber angle looks more pronounced. My personal experience is too much camber eats tires.



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Spacers are primarily used for aesthetic reasons, however, if you are trying to fine tune the balance of your car spacers can be used to alter the F and R track ;e.g., to minimize understeer you'd increase the F track relative to the rear. Spacers also are used to help wheels clear BBKs and aftermarket suspensions.

No issues running 12 mm spacers
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I have maxed out camber in the rear, -2.2 I believe, with about 50k on the dial. Have had this setup pretty much (first 5k was stock) the whole time, needed to fit some wider rubber for track duty, and have done road trips galore and have only seen uneven wear once, and have gone through about 6 sets of AD08's. That being said, if I didn't track so often which promotes more frequent tire swaps, think the inner side would have premature wear, but as it stands it's a great balance for my needs. Primarily street set-up and this will eat your shit up
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