Suspension, Steering and Brakes Camber Angle?

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Kris81, Monday 23rd Feb, 2015.

  1. Kris81 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    How do I sort out the negative camber on the back of my accord?
    Will these sort it out? Screenshot_2015-02-23-19-44-12.
     
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  2. PeteMM Premium Member Club Supporter

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    yes,

    But the need proper setting. The maximum I would run is around 2º negative and that would be extreme for a road car.

    Keep everything as close to neutral as possible for a nice daily drive.

    My own preference would be

    1º negative front
    1º negative rear
    1mm toe-in on the front
    1mm toe-out on the rear

    it likes to tramline at speed on motorways and stuff, but ultimately for turn-in and mid-corner stability on A/B/C roads, it is very hard to beat.
     
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  3. Kris81 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Thanks for that!
    What is tramlineing? Heard it mentioned abit when talking about tyres.
     
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  4. PeteMM Premium Member Club Supporter

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    it is where the car/tyres follow any camber or variation in the road

    A car that is set up neutral, ie 0 toe and little/no camber will rarely tramline.

    Imagine a tram, on a set of tracks, anywhere the track goes, it goes, including undulating surfaces and corners. Hence the term
     
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  5. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Pete's bang-on with his advice, but just to say - shop around for those upper camber arms, they're a generic grey part rebranded by dozens of different suppliers. While I'm not finding much under the £100 mark right now, I've seen them as low as £65 including shipping from the states in the past.
     
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  6. Kris81 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Thanks guys.
     
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  7. Kris81 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Screenshot_2015-02-24-00-29-52.
    something like this deviant?

    Just 1 pair of these would straighten up my rear wheels?
     
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  8. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Aye, that's the same part as above just painted in a different colour - it's a safe bet.

    Has anyone attempted to track your car already? Yes they'll allow the camber to be corrected :Smile:
     
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  9. Kris81 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Haven't had any tracking done yet, as I only had the 17" wheels on with crap tyres, so wasn't to bothered about rubbing them off.
    But now it has 19" on the angle of the wheel is more noticeable, plus gonna get new rubber soon and don't want to scrub it off on the inside edge.
     
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  10. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Are you just going by looks here @Kris81? You really need an alignment report before starting to throw money at it, using the stock toe adjustment you'll be able to bring it closer to spec anyway.

    But yeah, generally they're a good idea anyway as it's the only way to get finite control of the tracking on the rear - I had the ones you posted on my '03, and have complete adjustable lower arms on my '07.
     
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  11. Kris81 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Yes, I'm going by eye when stood at the rear of the car, the top of the wheel leans in to the middle of the car quite noticeably, I should mention it is lowered on Apex springs too.
     
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  12. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    If it's lowered then the camber will definitely be impossible to sort without them, I'd grab those arms for sure :Smile:
     
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  13. Kris81 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Nice one, thanks!
     
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  14. Kris81 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Tried to show how it sits now. DSC_0081.JPG
     
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  15. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    **Editted ... doh ! removed my original comment as I hadn't read the posts properly LOL

    You can see the camber negative on that.

    The adjustable arms when installed and laser tracking is done, will get rid of that.
     
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  16. Ricki_5thGenCoupe Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Looks great buddy, do you know what degree you've set that at?
     
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  17. Kris81 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    That is just how it went after I lowered it, I'm trying to get rid of the camber, it looks daft when my front wheels have no camber at all and I don't want to wear out my new tyres early!
     
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  18. Ricki_5thGenCoupe Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Ahh Ok i see what ya mean!
    Yea tyre wear is never welcome
     
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  19. Kris81 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Ordered the red camber arms further up the page, came to £60 delivered to my door.
    Not bad.
     
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  20. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Good price indeed there mate! Feel free to do a write-up when you install them, we haven't got one on the site at the moment.
     
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