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BIGbuffVR6

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PostSubject: Got camber shims. need advive   Got camber shims. need advive EmptyWed Mar 16 2011, 23:15

hi all. didnt realy no were to post this but here goes.. confused

i have bought some camber shims. now i have never used them before and they are quite different to any thing id expected. they are blue silicone shims, of which come in two pairs.

each shim is made up of two disks. each of which have numbers round the edge. now i understand that each combination of numbers sets a the extent of camber etc..

but long story short, call me a thick cont but am looking to set max negative camber camber
(1.5 fractional degrees) scratch

and zero toe? hope this makes scence Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: Got camber shims. need advive   Got camber shims. need advive EmptyWed Mar 16 2011, 23:20

theycome with a peice of paper, on that is the templates where to cut tham and also how to set them to get the desired effect. you just twist them till the numbers line up that you need. Then you cut out 4 peices so the bolts fit through. and put it between the stub axle and axle Thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Got camber shims. need advive   Got camber shims. need advive EmptyWed Mar 16 2011, 23:46

Cheers mate. That I all understood. The thing I realy need to mo is way to set em up to.

Do I set any toe? Or leave that at zero and set the camber only.?

And do I go for maximum negative camber.?

Cheers for your help Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Got camber shims. need advive   Got camber shims. need advive EmptyThu Mar 17 2011, 08:07

some advice i can give you is, dont cut them in the cold, they break easy... dont they matty? haha Razz

also, if you are running alot of camber and are pretty low then you will get toe-in so you will have to set the toe angle
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PostSubject: Re: Got camber shims. need advive   Got camber shims. need advive EmptyThu Mar 17 2011, 16:33

billybug wrote:
some advice i can give you is, dont cut them in the cold, they break easy... dont they matty? haha Razz

also, if you are running alot of camber and are pretty low then you will get toe-in so you will have to set the toe angle


Haha your soo predictable billy tongue but yeah, they can be quite fragile.
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PostSubject: Re: Got camber shims. need advive   Got camber shims. need advive EmptyThu Mar 17 2011, 16:43

billybug wrote:
also, if you are running alot of camber and are pretty low then you will get toe-in so you will have to set the toe angle

and it's an arse to work out the correct toe angle as it's all depentant on the amount of lows your running.
i think most people just set it to 20/20 (1.5 degrees) and hope it doesnt f**k the handling to much. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Got camber shims. need advive   Got camber shims. need advive EmptyThu Mar 17 2011, 17:31

the way i did it on my cabby way. put and axle stand under the hub ( with the wheel of obviously). youll see the beam becomes quite inverted if your running low. then i just set it to 20/20 and put the top at 12 as you look at it rather than in the middle of the 2 top bolts which will be sorts 10-11 oclock ish.

Hope that makes some sort of sense.
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PostSubject: Re: Got camber shims. need advive   Got camber shims. need advive EmptyThu Mar 17 2011, 18:11

Cheers fellas. A little job for the weekend I recon. Got stretch tyres on the way too. Very Happy. Want to set the camer/toe and wind the coilies down as much as pos.
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PostSubject: Re: Got camber shims. need advive   Got camber shims. need advive EmptyThu Mar 17 2011, 18:18

matty_mk1 wrote:
the way i did it on my cabby way. put and axle stand under the hub ( with the wheel of obviously). youll see the beam becomes quite inverted if your running low. then i just set it to 20/20 and put the top at 12 as you look at it rather than in the middle of the 2 top bolts which will be sorts 10-11 oclock ish.

Hope that makes some sort of sense.

yeah that would be the easy way Thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Got camber shims. need advive   Got camber shims. need advive EmptySun Jul 10 2011, 20:30

Another thing I found with the shims is you only get one chance to cut them so if youre not happy. . . . Tuff.
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