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Should I run max camber?

Old 03-24-2019, 09:52 PM
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I have always wanted to do the sqaure setup on my s2000. I bought ap2 rears and a 5mm spacer so they clear the from and I have 4 Rs3's. Im not slamming the car, I just want to clear the wheel gap. My question to you guys are is, for my alignment setup, do you guys recommend that I run camber? I do like taking turns agressively. And I track the car at least 5 times a summer. But keep in mind I am putting down a decent amount of power so im torn if I shouldn't or should run camber so I have all of the rubber touching the ground(I need it!) Its an ap2. For the guys running the sqaure setup, did you guys need to modify anything suspension wise?
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Old 03-25-2019, 01:11 AM
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For straight-line grip, compound is more important than the size of contact patch anyways. So I doubt you will experience noticeably less traction in that situation while running some camber.
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I would say max out front forsure if you are on stock adjusters and balljoints. I told the shop to max out camber after I specified my rear toe setting (4mm total I think). I was able to dial in -3.4 in the rear which imo felt like too much, in transition the car didn't feel good. Front being -1.9.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:00 AM
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I don't think you actually understand how camber works. "Should or shouldn't I run camber?" This isn't a real question. Camber isn't a light switch the car stock has some camber. I think what you are asking is if you should run more camber than what the stock setting is and the answer to that is it depends. You are also asking about 2 different reasons to run camber. 1 to have wheel clearance and 2 for handling purposes. Since you are just running OEM rears square unless you slam the car you don't really need additional camber for wheel and tire clearance. The rears obviously are just the stock wheel so those are fine and the fronts may need a touch more but again really not an issue unless the car is significantly lower. From the handling side of things it is different. On a square setup having more camber up front will let the steering feel lighter thus different feel on turn in. More camber in the rear can effect straight line grip but also effect cornering grip. Since we have no idea what track you are running, or what tires, or suspension, or power level it is hard to make recommendations. I would actually ask what other people that drive the same track as you run or what shop they use as they may be able to give you some recommendations for setting the car up for that track.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:22 AM
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Run -1.5 to -2 all around and call it a day.
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