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This is a discussion on What's better? bags or coil overs within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by zax Any change in ride height will affect your camber and caster. This will need to be ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Any change in ride height will affect your camber and caster. This will need to be adjusted for the best possible handling.
    Most places don't even touch camber or caster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsibanez View Post
    Most places don't even touch camber or caster.
    Caster is adjusted by various add-ons (e.g. tophats or plates, ALK). Camber is adjusted in custom alignments without additional parts in the front only, or with additional parts (usually camber bolts added for the rear, and or tophats again). At least for older years you can get significant improvement in the front camber with a good alignment (-1.2 to -1.5) - if you haven't done that yet it is the first thing to do.
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    I'm saying some places won;t even bother adjusting anyting but toe

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsibanez View Post
    I'm saying some places won;t even bother adjusting anyting but toe

    This is true. That is when you know you are in the wrong place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Pedrosa View Post
    what sounded interesting? bag?
    That you can change the ride height and firmness on the fly. As said though, the negatives are there and likely outweigh this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsibanez View Post
    I'm saying some places won;t even bother adjusting anyting but toe
    Then they are not aligning to factory specifications (our cars are more adjustable than just toe) and you shouldn't take anything but your lawnmower there for service. Any alignment shop worth their salt will set the car up any way you ask if other than to exact factory spec.
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    so it wouldnt be good to put them in myself then
    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    Then they are not aligning to factory specifications (our cars are more adjustable than just toe) and you shouldn't take anything but your lawnmower there for service. Any alignment shop worth their salt will set the car up any way you ask if other than to exact factory spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Pedrosa View Post
    so it wouldnt be good to put them in myself then
    You have to get an alignment whether you do the install yourself or not. You should wait until they are fully settled (RCE springs will compress more over the first month or so).

    I highly recommend reading this and don't get factory specs.
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    gladly will read it thank you
    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    You have to get an alignment whether you do the install yourself or not. You should wait until they are fully settled (RCE springs will compress more over the first month or so).

    I highly recommend reading this and don't get factory specs.
    Alignment basics

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    What I meant when mentioning factory spec was that our cars have more adjustments that need attention vs just toe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    What I meant when mentioning factory spec was that our cars have more adjustments that need attention vs just toe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    What I meant when mentioning factory spec was that our cars have more adjustments that need attention vs just toe.
    I knew you didn't mean factory specs were ideal. Your point still stands.
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    My own car hasn't been set to factory spec in ... oh man.. a good 60K mi lol.. I've got a lil more camber up front and toe set to 0* all around.
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    Yeah I exceeded the reasonable wear rate on a set of Direzzas once I had the Com-C front tophats and had to back it down a bit. I have to look but I think I'm at -1.6 or -1.8 now and am getting even wear.
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