Tyres & Wheels Alignment issues.

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by chris2982, Sunday 21st Jun, 2015.

  1. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Hi all..

    Looking to lower the FR-V 35/40 mm w the 18" wheels.

    Has anybody on here ran that setup before. . Did you have any issued with getting the wheels aligned???

    Cheers.
    Chris.
     
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  2. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    You won't be able to bring the camber back in spec mate, the stock arms aren't adjustable at all. It'll drive fine, very minor traction loss and tyres will wear unevenly.

    @Ichiban - did we ever figure out if there was adjustable camber arms available for the FR-V?
     
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  3. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Just had a bit of a Google and came across this. .

    Makes no sense to me (not technical at all)
     
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  5. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I kinda find a lot of that thread rubbish, yes it's definitely another expense, no not all kits are cheap rubbish - there's plenty of high-end manufactures out there making them. UCA clearance really isn't that much of an issue, he's basically just saying you can't slam it as heavily because adjustable arms would get in the way.

    Caster only applies to the front, and yes there's a trade-off there, you have to think of camber/caster as a balance - you can't have them both spot-on when lowering, one affects the other - the thing is you're always going to be better off finding the happy medium, not saying "sod it" because you know it can never be perfect.

    Lastly, they only slip if they're not torqued on the ones that can, many adjustable LCA also have two opposing threads tensioned against one another - there's no way it can slip.

    You will have uneven tyre wear, the question is simply how much and whether it's noticeable.

    But getting back to the real world, do you need a camber kit? No, it's not going to break your car. Should you have one? Yes in my opinion, your suspension is set-up better, and everything performs the best it can.
     
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  6. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Thanks for the helpful reply mate..

    I just want it to be as right as it can be :Smile:
     
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  7. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Is this the sort of thing I need to be looking at

    EBay 330549247358
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    No camber arms for the edix\FR-V, from honda or aftermarket that I know of.
     
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  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    One degree adjustment at times is not sufficient when you drop the car mate.
     
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  13. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Is there maybe something off another model that may be compatible with a bit of work??
     
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  14. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Potentially mat but its a lot of messing about buying to see what fits and what doesn't.
     
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  15. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    If only the accord or legend had 6 seats lol
     
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  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Nothing to do with seats mate , its the rear suspension geometry which camber arms are or similar shape and design etc
     
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  17. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Sorry mate . . . Was referring to the 4 kids lol
     
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  18. kes Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Chris you crazy guy, wanting to lower your FR-V :Grin:
    I have fitted camber bolts to other cars with limited success, they are worth a try. Definitely get someone with good wheel alignment skills to setup your car. I had this done when I bought mine and any other car I've bought. Transforms the handling usually.
     
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  20. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Awesome. . Will send them a Nedd age to see if it will fit the be5.
     
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