I was told on the miatanet forum that -1.2 camber was going to be difficult to get with the Ohlins coilovers and that -2.0 was more realistic. Is this really the case? Height will most likely be set at the suggested 13.25'' front and 13.50'' rear. I'm at about 50/50 highway driving.
Chuck H wrote:
Not sure why you have your heart set on 1.2 deg of negative camber all around. You can run quite a bit more than that with no adverse effects on tire wear, and the car will handle a lot better. At stock ride height, it's hard to get the rear camber as low as 1.2, and I don't think you're going to be able to get there at 13.5" ride height. I'd go for at least 1.5 in back, and either the same or even a bit more in front. You don't really need to worry about tire wear until you get well above 2 deg. Alignment techs always try to scare you about how camber is going to wear your tires out, but really, toe is the thing that eats them up quickly. The 1/32" toe-in that you're looking for is perfectly fine, but some bad alignments end up with something like 1/4" of toe, and that will wear the edges of the tires very quickly.
Brian wrote:The higher you go, the less camber you can get.
So indeed you might end up going back up to 13.5 heights all around if really set on just 1.2 negative camber.
That's the great thing about coilovers, you can set heights as you want....and later change as you feel the need.
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