Re: Camber Kits - Do I need after lowered? (Pagano)
Have you looked at the suspension carefully ?
In front you have MacPherson struts.
Looks something like this:
___ * y
| | / / ^
| | / / |
| |/ /_____ |
| |* *| + ----->x
Lowering the front will make the wheel 'tuck in'
therefore wearing the inside of the tire more.
The reason most don't care is that if you don't
lower it too much, it sticks like glue !!!
Racer actually buy a camber kit to dial MORE
negative camber (top of tires closer).
It's not ideal for highway or city driving but it's
great for banked turns and country roads.....
The rear suspension is like a HUGE anti-roll bar
(or sway bar, or anti-sway bar ...whatever
___ |*| |*| ____ z
| | |/¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\| | | ^
| | / /¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\ \ | | |
| |/ / \ \| | |
| |_/ \_| | + ----->x
| | | |
Lowering it has no effect whatsoever on the rear
camber, it just doesn't 'bend that way' !!
One last thing....i did not do any research on the
Golf IV's front suspension, but i probably should
You might have that trick suspension like the Audis
(à la Honda Civic !!) but i doubt it.....
Basically, you want the most rubber touching the
ground at all times !!! Since this it almost impossible
with MacPhersons, in straight line you want'em
straight and on curvy roads you want'em 'tucked in'.
No road is perfect so somewhere in there you have to
find YOUR comfort zone. Suspension dynamics is a
VERY subjective subject ...
Sorry if i got carried away with the ASCII drawing