Okay. So, 1995 - 240SX's or s14's don't have a front suspension that corrects for camber. Fine, no big deal. But, where can you go for a camber kit. What are the names out there? How much do they cost? I've got some new tires and I would like to keep them for more than a year, so any help would be much appreciated.
Kay, the camber correction crap I read and hear about all the time is funny. Why do you
increase front camber.... to make the car handle better. One trade-off is increased inside
tire wear. Why lower your car ? to make it handle better ? yes... why increase front
camber, to make it handle better ? yes.....
My personal opinion is that it's a Honda thing where rear camber is more prevalant when guys slam their Hondas 3 inches... so of course they screw up tires real fast.
My question is,
1: is your car lowered ?
2: how much ?
3. what do you want the camber kit for ?
Where to go.... well you can try Ground Control(http://www.ground-control.com)or to be exactly on the 240 page, http://spider.innercite.com/~gc/gcnisscat.htm
Of all things, I'd be more concerned about rear tire wear from excess camber, but even then... there's a trade-off between wear and grip.
Hey, I just had my camber kit put in and the alignment done by the wheel warehouse in anaheim, CA. Only $40.00 and they do all kinds of alignments on lowered vehicles. Anyway, the front kit works great, but there is no rear kit for the s14. They also didn't warranty the alignment. They wrote on the invoice that I had to be responsible for keeping the bolts re-tightened every month or so to keep this aligned.
The camber problem is actually quite easy to fix on 89-93 240's. Up front, if you buy a set of Monroe Sensa-trac struts, you will be able to adjust the angle pretty far. I got a set of Eibach Sportsline (about 2" drop) and cut an additional coil and a half from it and the camber is still @ 0 degrees.
for the rear, I run Tokicos and cut about 2 - 3 coils. If you remove the whell from the rear, you will see the trailing arm suspension. the two connecting arms are on top held in by two bolts fore and aft of the strut. Remove the nut of thearm furthest towards the front of the car and pull out the bolt. This should disconnect that arm from the assembly (but still attached to the chassis). The hole where the bolt goes through need to be slotted out into an oval intead of the current circle (of course towards the outside). Do not slot out too much and make it prone to breaking! Use a 3/4" routing bit. As you put the arm back before tightening the screw, use a flathead screwdriver to pull the assembly towards you as much as possible, simultaneously tightening the bolt. This should correct the rear camber. Though not exactly accurate, you can judge by just looking/trial and error. You can also try to explain to an allignment shop and let them allign it for you. Remember, the rear toe angle will be off after this process (toe-out), so go and have a shop adjust it for you. Hope this helps!
I found a company that has a camber correction kit for the front. The company is Ingalls and their website is www.ingallseng.com
The kit for the front basically looks like a nut and a bolt and it only costs about $25. It will adjust the front 1 degree positive or negative. They also have instructions on how to adjust the rear camber without any kit.
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HOW TO CORRECT FRONT CAMBER ON A 89' 240SX
(FOR MORE NEGATIVE CAMBER)
CUSCO OF JAPAN HAS A CAMBER CORRECTION PLATE FOR THE (180SX) IT ALLOWS UP TO -4 DEG CAMBER UP FRONT. IT ADJUSTS WITH 4 ALLEN BOLTS SO YOU CAN ADJUST AT THE TRACK, NO PROBLEM. VERY NICE DESIGN AND IS FINISHED WELL.
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