I'm still confused about exactly what to adjust and which way to adjust it.
If I adjust both of the lower control arm cam bolts to the fully outboard
position, won't that give the most negative camber? Adjusting either one
inward to change caster would reduce the negative camber, wouldn't it? I
figured that I'd just max out camber and not worry about caster since camber
is more important.
I live in Columbia, Maryland, and I haven't found a shop that I trust to do
a good custom alignment. Most of them will only align the car to the
factory specs. That's why I prefer to do my own.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 2:35 PM
> To: Burns, James B.; autox
> Subject: Re: Maximizing front negative camber on Miata
> I let my alignment tech turn the adjusters the right way, but
> he gets -2*
> camber on my stock class 99. The caster and camber adjustments are
> interralated, I suspect that you have a lot of caster, take
> some of the
> caster out of it (~ 2- 2.5* is plenty) and I'd bet you see
> more camber.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Burns, James B. <James.Burns@jhuapl.edu>
> To: autox <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 12:00 PM
> Subject: Maximizing front negative camber on Miata
> > I sent the post below to the Miata mailing list and got no
> replies, so I'm
> > asking the autox folks.
> > > Subject: Maximizing front negative camber
> > >
> > > I recently bought a '99 Miata Sport Pkg., and I'm having
> trouble getting
> > > much negative camber up front. The left front is only
> about -1/2 degree
> > > and the right front is actually slightly positive. This
> is the third
> > > Miata that I've owned that I've had this problem with,
> and I've heard of
> > > other folks getting up to -2 degrees, so I'm wondering if
> I'm adjusting
> > > wrong.
> > >
> > > To get max negative camber, I adjust both the front and
> rear adjusters
> > > the lower control arm to push the arm outward as as far
> as possible,
> > > right? In other words, both the adjusters are adjusted the same
> > > direction, correct?
> > >
> > > Brad B.
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