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Old 13 Mar 2013, 11:20 pm
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Default Installed wrong control arms- positive camber.. will this matter?

Hey i installed the SH model (sport handeling) front control arms on my base model Honda prelude instead of replacing them with base model ones.. this causes the tires to be at a say 87 degree stance (like this \ /) as opposed to 90. Is it supposed to be like that? I know you can get a negative camber kit for your back tires which would cause the stance to be a little wider, but is this positive camber in the front a bad thing? anyone know if the arms are supposed to do this or were they a hair too big and do not fit the base model properly? I know modern cars have tires that tilt like this during a turn to improve turning radius.. Its not that bad of an angle but was still wondering if this will eat my tires or have other negative effects. thanks
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Old 13 Mar 2013, 11:34 pm
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Too much positve camber will wear away at the outer edges of the tires eventually negatively affecting your turn in response and grip under cornering. As the suspension is compressed it dynamically increases negative camber so if its within spec than its ok but I would check the alignment and see if it can be adjusted to be wifhin spec of the cars natural design or see how far off it is
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Old 14 Mar 2013, 12:04 am
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I'd highly recommend that you have a full 4 wheel alignment performed on the car asap bec you can wear down the tires unevenly etc. Many shops that are are front end and alignment specialists have up to date alignment equipment that can help them to align all 4 wheels quite well.Some shops will charge you from 60-100 or more for a 4 wheel alignment and any won't charge you or won't charge you the full alignment amount if the vehicle have front end etc issues that stop them from being able to perform a full alignment unless other work is performed first.















































Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way be careful bec when the toe in or toe out adjustments are off they not only wear down tires unevenly but you can have serious road traction issues especially when the roads are covered in water or snow etc.
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Old 14 Mar 2013, 12:18 am
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any camber is bad for tire life in any direction
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