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Old 07-28-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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BMR springs have altered my camber settings!!

Hey guys,

As always i shall start with the fact that I am a complete newbie to the springs department (amongst many other things).
I recently added BMR's 1" lowering spring kit to my 2010 SS that is riding on 22" wheels. Immediately upon installion, the technician pointed out that I needed to adjust my camber settings since the front and back wheels looked (and I assume ARE) tilted. The guy was like I can take it to any reputable wheels and tires guys and they should be able to fix this. When i went to such a place, they asked me "to what setting I want it to be setted to?"
I had no idea what they were talking about. I told them I just want the wheels to be straight, to which the guy there replied saying "you can't just set it to anything I or he likes." He's like tell me numbers like -1, -0.5, 0, 0.5 or 1.

Now I have absolutely no clue what the figure/setting should be. Heck I dont even know if my wheels are fine tilting in that way or should they be straight.

I would really appreciate it if you guys could hook me up with some good advice, perhaps numbers for the front and back wheels.

So summary of what I have....I got BMR's 1" lowering springs kit working with 22" wheels.

Look forward to hearing from you veterans soon!!
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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Stock alignment settings for a V8 -

Front Camber: -.8, +/- .75
Rear Camber: -.4 +/- .75
Cross Camber: 0 +/- .75

Front Caster: 6.4 +/- .75
Rear Caster: 6.6 +/- .75
Cross Caster: 0 +/- .75

Total Toe: +0.2 Degrees +/- .2 Degrees
Thrust Angle: 0 degrees +/- .3 Degrees


If you want to go a little more aggressive you can. I would suggest contacting BMR for what they recommend.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #3
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Lowered cars will always have more severe camber than when sitting taller, this is not an issue. Get a proper street performance alignment and smile, many threads from Pedders and other suspension vendors on here with tips on what settings you can use.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Apex Chase View Post
Stock alignment settings for a V8 -

Front Camber: -.8, +/- .75
Rear Camber: -.4 +/- .75
Cross Camber: 0 +/- .75

Front Caster: 6.4 +/- .75
Rear Caster: 6.6 +/- .75
Cross Caster: 0 +/- .75

Total Toe: +0.2 Degrees +/- .2 Degrees
Thrust Angle: 0 degrees +/- .3 Degrees


If you want to go a little more aggressive you can. I would suggest contacting BMR for what they recommend.


Thank you very much for your help. I JUST checked out BMR's online instruction and they have suggested values there. I guess I will follow that for the time being and see how that pans out for me.

Again, thank you very much!!
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:55 PM   #5
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Stock alignment settings for a V8 -

Front Camber: -.8, +/- .75
Rear Camber: -.4 +/- .75
Cross Camber: 0 +/- .75

Front Caster: 6.4 +/- .75
Rear Caster: 6.6 +/- .75
Cross Caster: 0 +/- .75

Total Toe: +0.2 Degrees +/- .2 Degrees
Thrust Angle: 0 degrees +/- .3 Degrees


If you want to go a little more aggressive you can. I would suggest contacting BMR for what they recommend.
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