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Toe kills tires a lot faster than camber will.
 

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legenddriver2004 said:
does any body know of camber correction for the g1. i really need it! i have already put two seats of tires on the fornt of my car they arnt lasting very long at all
legenddriver2004, you want the wheel alignment specs right? well here you go... hope this helps :)

Camber -> 0 degree +/- 1 degree (same in rear)
Caster -> 1 degree +/- 1 degree
Toe-in -> 0 degree +/- 3 degrees
 

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It's setting too low, replace springs and shocks, that should bring it back into spec.,I could never find a camber adj. kit, these guys with the lowered cars must be removing their upper A-arms & having them bent slightly or doing nothing & eating up the front tires.
 

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There's usually enough adjustment in the tie-rods to zero out any toe changes caused when dropping the car.

No need to worry about eating tires as long as you handle toe change.
 

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I have the lowest G1 legend on the forums and I have no tire problems, I'm running 205-40-17's with my frame sitting a little under 5-inchs off the ground! I'm aligned to stock specs but I did replace all my Ball Joints, Upper Control Arms, Bushings, and everything when I did the suspension drop which makes a big difference.
 

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Guys you know I have been looking at the Camber Kits for the Honda Accord. If you look at the upper control arm on our cars(88-90 cps,sedans) the Control arms bolt can be removed and insert the ones for the Accord camber. I do not have the funds to purchase or have and extra upper control arm to test with.
 

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I took my control arms, cut them and welded plates underneath, cut elongated holes on both ends and put bolts in. I took the car to a shop and they got the alignment perfect, with 2 1/2 drop using a CL coilover kit.
 

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my car is lowered about 2.5 inches also. one of my buddies took his bmw which is slamed, to a shop and had the wholes where the upper control arms mount elongated. and they where able to get his right. im thinking about doing the same.
 

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I will try to get some soon, it's really not that hard to do, a plate gets welded to the top side of the control arm after you cut it in half. When you cut it, keep in mind one side will be welded and the other side will have the elongated holes. you want the holes on the larger side, towards the body. I used 3/8 stainless steel bolts and lock nuts with washers. Once the alignment was complete I tack welded the plate to the other unwelded end to keep it from moving, just incase. I hope this helps.
 

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john bigonion said:
I will try to get some soon...
I'd like pics as well of these G1 mods that are on my wish list:

custom 1 1/4 front sway bar *
custom 7/8 rear sway bar *
acura TL coil over kit **

One...

Fut :2cool:

** in your earlier post you quoted using CL coilovers
 

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bent

I had my front knuckes bent and my rear suspension shimmed to bring it back into factory spec. After 200k mi suspension "collapse" is not uncommon (As I was told by an Acura specialist/alignment tech).
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thats called abdul the butcher, the factory manual does not say to bend anything to get it back into spec, I have 10 honda and acura FACTORY manuals, not hanes manuals and none of them say anywhere to bend anything on the suspension.

Coil overs are tl, but some cl coil overs work if they have different spring rates for the front and rear.
 
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