|Quote, originally posted by alomI wolleY iTG »|
|I gave some thought to their camber plates, but am worried about the effect on tire tread wear with the additional camber. Nor am I not sure how their CA's (or any CA with spherical bearings) will fare in the long-run with the lovely salt, muck, and rain of the Northeast..... I presume these bearings are no different from the ones that H2Sport use for their CA.|
To help maximize the life of the bearings, we use high quality spherical bearings qualified to a military specification in both the camber blocks and control arms. Aerospace quality bearings are available but are extremely expensive and in our opinion the small gain in strength is not justified. However, if a customer requested, we could supply parts with these bearings.
As for tire wear, I always find this one difficult to answer because it's subjective.
Nevertheless, there is enough qualitative evidence to show with increased negative camber, tire wear will occur on the inner edge since it's the edge most in contact with the road. I have no quantitative data to show that an x% increase in camber = y% increase in tire wear.
Keep in mind that tire wear is effected also, and more so, by toe angle. Excessive toe angle, either in or out, means the tire is dragging (or scrubbing) across the road hence increasing wear (important then to keep toe angle close to zero.)
I can offer anecdotal evidence that we have not experienced excessive tire wear even with 3.5 degrees negative. But what's acceptable to me (or us as H2Sport - a company that manufactures and sells camber kits) may not be acceptable to customers. But I will say that more camber gives improved handling performance and we haven't had customers that are running 1.5-2 degrees comment that tire wear was unacceptable. They have however, commented that the handling was much improved.