Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 12 of 12

    Thread: Jetta camber adjustment???

    1. Member Jetterooni's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 8th, 2009
      Location
      Fort Lewis, WA
      Posts
      158
      Vehicles
      2008 VW R32
      12-17-2009 02:52 AM #1
      Hello,
      I am writing about my camber adjustment. Heres the situation: I bought 19x8.5" Sterns, and the Eibach prokit which lowers my VR6 GLI by 1.2" in the front, and 1.2" in the rear. Stock the tire size was 225/45/17, now the tire size will be 235/35/19. Im going up in rim size, down in tire wall height, and dropping by 1.2" front and rear. Will this adjust my camber so greatly that it will abnormally wear on daily driven tires? And if so, what is the camber kit that I need to get to accomodate this drop for both the front and back, and where do I need to look to find the right one? Thanks for your expertise...

    2. Member Jetterooni's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 8th, 2009
      Location
      Fort Lewis, WA
      Posts
      158
      Vehicles
      2008 VW R32
      12-18-2009 11:57 AM #2
      If anyone has an answer, please feel free to let me know. Thanks

    3. Banned
      Join Date
      Jan 13th, 2008
      Posts
      4,879
      12-18-2009 12:13 PM #3
      We don't have camber adjustment really. Even with aftermarket add-on camber plates in the front, you'll see ~ -1.5 degrees at most. McPherson front struts don't really articulate like that. As far as the rears go, it's a single rear "twist" beam, so it doesn't articulate like that, either. You can add camber shims, but it'd be a constant and static camber no matter what height you are.

      In short, you will be just fine with that set up. Just make sure to get an alignment to adjust your toe so you won't have abnormal feathering/tire wear. Toe is MUCH more important than camber as far as wear is concerned.


    4. Member Jetterooni's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 8th, 2009
      Location
      Fort Lewis, WA
      Posts
      158
      Vehicles
      2008 VW R32
      12-19-2009 10:05 AM #4
      Does anyone have their experiences with dropping their dub? Any rubbing w/ 19x8.5's? Any inside tire wear/feathering, or things that they might be able to share when they or you dropped their VW? The last post seems pretty informative, I just want to hear some experiences from other people who have made similar steps. Thanks

    5. Member AE2058's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 31st, 2003
      Location
      Bruchmuhlbach
      Posts
      12,996
      Vehicles
      08 Audi RS4
      12-19-2009 11:10 AM #5
      whats the ET?

      look into these bad boys, made by SPC and will fix your camber.


      just enough camber to wipe out the inner thread in 3-4k


      Modified by AE2058 at 7:12 AM 12-19-2009


      Modified by AE2058 at 3:42 PM 12-19-2009

      He didnt have a euro bumper with headlight squirters and he had some crappy tawainese seats with cheap fake suede everywhere in the interior

    6. Banned
      Join Date
      Jan 13th, 2008
      Posts
      4,879
      12-19-2009 11:15 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Jetterooni »
      Does anyone have their experiences with dropping their dub? Any rubbing w/ 19x8.5's? Any inside tire wear/feathering, or things that they might be able to share when they or you dropped their VW? The last post seems pretty informative, I just want to hear some experiences from other people who have made similar steps. Thanks

      For what it's worth, my car is lowered 4" and my tires have lasted around 28k miles so far.


    7. Member Jetterooni's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 8th, 2009
      Location
      Fort Lewis, WA
      Posts
      158
      Vehicles
      2008 VW R32
      12-19-2009 12:44 PM #7
      Let me ask you this: When you dropped your car, put on new rims, and then added the camber kit, did you get an alignment done? Because on the inside of your tire tread, the nylon cords are showing very badly. It makes me wonder about the SPC kit you spoke of. But then again, you are also down to the rub strips that indicate your tire has less than 3/32 of tread left on it.

    8. Member Jetterooni's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 8th, 2009
      Location
      Fort Lewis, WA
      Posts
      158
      Vehicles
      2008 VW R32
      12-19-2009 12:47 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by tmvw »

      For what it's worth, my car is lowered 4" and my tires have lasted around 28k miles so far.

      That is alot of miles, and you seem like you got it on lock down. It made sense what you said about the re-alignment, but what do the tires on your car look like, and what size rims do you have? Or does that even matter?


    9. Banned
      Join Date
      Jan 13th, 2008
      Posts
      4,879
      12-19-2009 12:54 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Jetterooni »

      That is alot of miles, and you seem like you got it on lock down. It made sense what you said about the re-alignment, but what do the tires on your car look like, and what size rims do you have? Or does that even matter?

      Our cars are pretty simple. You align the car and put the toe back into spec and you'll be just fine. We don't have any other true adjustments when it comes to alignment.

      Tires are Falken Ziex 912 215/40/17 on 17x9" and 225/45/17 on 17x10.5"

      Don't over think it. You will be just fine if your toe is in spec. That's all you need to worry about.


    10. Member Jetterooni's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 8th, 2009
      Location
      Fort Lewis, WA
      Posts
      158
      Vehicles
      2008 VW R32
      12-19-2009 12:59 PM #10
      Alright, Thanks. That saves me a huge hassle and about $200 dollars that I can spend on something else. Big help for for sure. Heres one on the house.

    11. Member AE2058's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 31st, 2003
      Location
      Bruchmuhlbach
      Posts
      12,996
      Vehicles
      08 Audi RS4
      12-19-2009 07:49 PM #11
      I slammed the car on K-sports. over 3". I never brother as I never had a problem being on 2" cupkit the tires worn fine. I was out about -1.8 on the driver side. and about -1.4 on the passenger side. Look at it this way, the SPC camber kit is a solid piece of metal replacing the strut bushing that are prone to wear out quickly on lowered cars. Also give the car a very solid feel in the turns because of the metal bushings not having play. The tire had about 6/32 when the K-sports went on, 3k the tires were done.
      He didnt have a euro bumper with headlight squirters and he had some crappy tawainese seats with cheap fake suede everywhere in the interior

    12. Member sdavis872's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 20th, 2009
      Location
      Omaha, NE
      Posts
      3,996
      Vehicles
      2003 VW Passat W8 6 speed
      12-19-2009 08:00 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by AE2058 »
      I slammed the car on K-sports. over 3". I never brother as I never had a problem being on 2" cupkit the tires worn fine. I was out about -1.8 on the driver side. and about -1.4 on the passenger side. Look at it this way, the SPC camber kit is a solid piece of metal replacing the strut bushing that are prone to wear out quickly on lowered cars. Also give the car a very solid feel in the turns because of the metal bushings not having play. The tire had about 6/32 when the K-sports went on, 3k the tires were done.

      Only 3K miles to go from 6/32 to being worn out? That's pretty quick. If that were the average you'd being buying new tires every other oil change.

      \\_\__\___http://lowdownlabs.com/ ___/__/_//
      Passat W8 Sport 6 speed manual
      BC Racing Coilovers | Avant Garde M550 19x9.5 | Delinte Thunder D7 245 35 19 | COAM
      SpeedTuning USA Stage 2 | B6 S4 calipers | S5 rotors | Stop Tech Pads

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •