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Ideal camber angle for lift + offroad tires


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#1 88HatchMonster

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 10:12 PM

Hi All,
I'm working on repositioning my strut top mounts on my '88 ea-81 hatch w/ 4" lift and 28.5" Swamper TSLs.
I started out with a strut top position that equated to stock which gave (I believe) a 3 degree positive camber.
While that isn't terrible, I think that it is a little too much for running my swampers on the pavement and I think they're gonna be bald on the outside edge in no time flat.
So I'm making the strut top position adjustable so I can set it to anything from -1 degree to +3 degrees.

What I'm wondering is what is everyone's opinion on an optimum camber angle for running offroad tires?

What is the angle on most trucks with IFS? That might be something to shoot for...
Thanks for any insight in advance!

#2 subarubrat

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 10:28 PM

I run about .5 deg negative on mine. However the tire is so wide and flat that you can't see or feel a difference between about 3 deg positive and 3 deg negative.

#3 MSSLGECKO

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 12:35 AM

can anyone verifiably say what stock camber is on the subaru's - for EA-81 & -82 ?

Just curious.

#4 88HatchMonster

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 06:48 PM

can anyone verifiably say what stock camber is on the subaru's - for EA-81 & -82 ?

Just curious.



I think it actually says in the owner's manual and that it is 3 degrees positive, but unfortunately I'm away from my lovely sube all week so I can't check until the weekend...

#5 bushbasher

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 07:00 PM

thats probably close, cause the positive camber is visible stock. I have my car at somewhere between 0 and 2, and it looks less noticeable but I have yet to do any road or high speed testing.

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 12:00 AM

2nd on the 3+ camber for the ea82's.




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