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i just dropped my car on H&Rs/bilsteins......but now i want to adjust the camber...if i got the camber kit while on my 18s right now and then change it up to 19s - will i have to completely redo the camber adjustment?
 

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In this case, camber is ride height specific. Your initial camber adjustment (if one is required) is going to be made because of changing the springs. If the rolling diameter of the 19's is the same as the 18's, or anywhere close, it won't make a difference.

- This is assuming your car will be used as a regular commuter & the ride height change is aesthetic. If you're looking for maximum traction for track events, some negative camber is highly desireable and you may want to stay with 17's. :D
 

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Good question. The only way you could screw camber settings is to put a bigger/ smaller diameter tire on it. So you won't have to change it, if both 18&19 are same. (Or within+- 1/2 in.) Camber is suspension, planting your wheels on the ground in degrees of angles thru motion.. A little camber is OK but the further out from 0* the worse its gonna handle & wear out those great lookin tires. So its all good.
 

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Camber/ Caster have nothing to do with wheel size

Rim width maybe because the tire is not sitting on the ground correctly.All you are adding by changing camber is an angle in which the suspension leans in or out. Caster is another measurement used in the leaning of the axis fore or aft. Then you have Toe , Centerline and Bumpsteer.. This all has to match or your gonna go Caddywompuss down the street.
 

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aight kooool..thanks guys..thas wut i wanted ta hear :D ...ill probably order front and rear KMAC kits tommorow
 

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If your buyin KMac; Ask If they gottem' in stock here, if not there comin from Australia and will more n likely take a month to get. Never hurts ta ask.You wanna check forum For Sale sections. Here & MBWorld.org Hope it works for ya. Let us know.
 

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I just received my new K-Mac kits for front and rear from Australia. Delivery took three days. They guarantee 2-3 days delivery worldwide with FedEx Express.

K-Mac have awesome customer service and super fast deliver. This is the best experience I ever had when ordering parts :) It is probably even faster than ordering locally. They also send you the tracking number immediately after shipment so that you can track the shipment online.
 

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mortenso said:
I just received my new K-Mac kits for front and rear from Australia. Delivery took three days. They guarantee 2-3 days delivery worldwide with FedEx Express.

K-Mac have awesome customer service and super fast deliver. This is the best experience I ever had when ordering parts :) It is probably even faster than ordering locally. They also send you the tracking number immediately after shipment so that you can track the shipment online.
aight cool..i just ordered KMAC front and rear camber kits, but not directly thru KMAC...the site i ordered from said they have a shipment comin in from australia that will b there by friday or monday n then theyll have em shipped out to me....

how much did install cost u and did u have it done at normal mechanic or like a custom auto/rim type shop?
 

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I am going to install the K-Mac kits, H&R Cup Kit and Eibach Anti-roll kit on the 18 of May. A mechanic that have some previous experience with car styling is doing the job for me.

I plan to do the alignment after a couple of weeks at an alignment specialist that have experience with camber kits.
 
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