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Recommended Camber (front)
« on: 21 December 2018, 09:48:22 »

Just going to alignment after new everything in front. Remember there was some recommendation for camber, cannot find it now, please help.
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #1 on: 21 December 2018, 10:03:32 »

1'10.
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #2 on: 21 December 2018, 10:09:53 »

Thanks, just in time (perhaps minus 1'1)
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #3 on: 21 December 2018, 10:10:49 »

Sorry I mean -1'10
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #4 on: 21 December 2018, 10:42:19 »

Sorry I mean -1'10
That's the one  ;)
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #5 on: 21 December 2018, 11:15:02 »

Once again -1°10'
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #6 on: 21 December 2018, 12:26:15 »

Once again -1°10'
Hang on, let me check...

Yup, still the same ::)
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #7 on: 21 December 2018, 13:03:44 »

Thanks, good to know the recommendation as the factory tolerance is quite large. Now it was terrible to drive as everything is renewed and all angles are totally wrong, keep you informed how good it is after alignment and new parts, riding height also increased.
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #8 on: 22 December 2018, 11:16:09 »

That's why the phrase 'in the green' attracts such disdain... The Omega being a fussy sod ;D
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #9 on: 22 December 2018, 15:04:38 »

The shop I used last week, after I had changed the front suspension with new struts and springs, had -1.40 in their database. I had to tell him to go for -1.10.

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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #10 on: 22 December 2018, 15:17:41 »

So, now aligned - really good to drive with everything new in front. Camber as discussed and toe in 1mm/side = 2mm. Also silent with new bearings, riding height 690 in front (Sachs springs). Thanks for all for tips, job jobbed...  next rear side bearings after Christmas.
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #11 on: 22 December 2018, 20:45:19 »

The shop I used last week, after I had changed the front suspension with new struts and springs, had -1.40 in their database. I had to tell him to go for -1.10.
That's because the official spec is -1°40' +/-45' with a max left/right difference of 1°. However only really works with a complete brand new original spec front suspension. IMO too sloppy especially when the whole assembly ages and wears and the front springs start to sag. Your -1°10 target is closer to the min than the max and is known to work better.

Total toe-in of 2mm? The spec is 0°10' +/-10'. I don't know how many mm this equates to? There is a TID advisory somewhere to increase the toe-in to the max limit, that's a total toe-in of  0°20',  where abnormal wear that is otherwise unexplained, occurs to the inboard edges of the front tyres.

Both front seats are supposed to be loaded with 70kg and the fuel tank full when the car is measured.
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #12 on: 22 December 2018, 20:52:50 »

1mm is going to be somewhere around 8', so total toe of ~16' or thereabouts, assuming 17" wheels: http://www.trackace.co.uk/manual/conversion%20chart.pdf
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #13 on: 22 December 2018, 21:39:36 »

1mm is going to be somewhere around 8', so total toe of ~16' or thereabouts, assuming 17" wheels: http://www.trackace.co.uk/manual/conversion%20chart.pdf


Does that link mean you've got a Trackace and if so, is it any good? I used to have some genuine Dunlop gauges until they were stolen, and the Trackace looks like an affordable way(storable too ;D ) of replacing them.
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #14 on: 22 December 2018, 21:48:55 »

Sadly no - I looked at them a while back, but they remain on the long list of things I'd like to buy if I had limitless money ;)
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #15 on: 03 January 2019, 09:43:33 »

I have a Trackace and it works pretty well,
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #16 on: 08 January 2019, 13:21:04 »

If you need the camber adjusted how clued up are some shops are at doing it?
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #17 on: 08 January 2019, 16:08:39 »

If you need the camber adjusted how clued up are some shops are at doing it?
It's two nuts/bolts each side...

How clued up do they need to be ???
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #18 on: 08 January 2019, 16:58:57 »

If you need the camber adjusted how clued up are some shops are at doing it?
It's two nuts/bolts each side...

How clued up do they need to be ???
Well, if it's an Omega, then clued enough not to say "It's in the green, mate, look!" while looking pleased with themselves when, in fact, the measurements are still all over the place. ;)
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #19 on: 08 January 2019, 16:59:44 »

I have a Trackace and it works pretty well,
Given that I'm about to replace a TRE, I might well take a punt on one of those. :y
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #20 on: 08 January 2019, 18:23:27 »

If you need the camber adjusted how clued up are some shops are at doing it?
It's two nuts/bolts each side...

How clued up do they need to be ???
Well, if it's an Omega, then clued enough not to say "It's in the green, mate, look!" while looking pleased with themselves when, in fact, the measurements are still all over the place. ;)
Well, there is that :D
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Re: Recommended Camber (front)
« Reply #21 on: 09 January 2019, 09:55:10 »

If you need the camber adjusted how clued up are some shops are at doing it?
It's two nuts/bolts each side...

How clued up do they need to be ???
Well, if it's an Omega, then clued enough not to say "It's in the green, mate, look!" while looking pleased with themselves when, in fact, the measurements are still all over the place. ;)

Or, having had a 5 second squint through the spokes, "Camber isn't adjustable on these, mate".
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