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      11-26-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Hey everyone! I'm a long-time lurker, and this is my first thread.

I ordered Yohohama ad-08's (225/255) and Vorshlag camber plates today. I track often. All other parts are stock.

My question is this: how should I get everything aligned to enable the best transition from track to street and back? I read about people actually aligning with negative camber on top of the plates, but don't really understand the reasons why. What do you all recommend?
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My question is this: how should I get everything aligned to enable the best transition from track to street and back? I read about people actually aligning with negative camber on top of the plates, but don't really understand the reasons why. What do you all recommend?
I'm not sure what you mean with your last sentence?
The camber plates you ordered are adjustable. You use them to dial in the camber that you like. There is no "dialing in camber on top of the plates" - the plates are what allows you to modify the camber at all.

Personally, I run nearly -3 degrees up front and -2 degrees in the rear.
Combined with almost no toe in the front and slight toe-in in the rear and you'll have a very responsive setup that's still easy on the tires.

My car is a daily-driver + autocross + track car and I don't modify my alignment at all. Despite running -3 degrees camber up front, my street tires are wearing pretty evenly. I think that's mostly due to running neutral toe up front.

Your mileage may vary...
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So you run -3 up front all the time? Or do you dial it for the street after tracking?
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So you run -3 up front all the time? Or do you dial it for the street after tracking?
All the time.
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All the time.
I keep mine at a bit over 3, probably around 3.2 all the time also, and so far have not seen any extra inside wear, but I'm also at zero toe in front.
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I only ordered one set for the front. should I get a set for the rear, too?

I'm hoping to mitigate understeer, so I wanted to make my front a bit more sticky to begin with.
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I only ordered one set for the front. should I get a set for the rear, too?
Assuming you mean "one set" of camber plates, they apply to the front only.
The rear camber is already pretty adjustable from the factory.

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I'm hoping to mitigate understeer, so I wanted to make my front a bit more sticky to begin with.
Camber plates were the right choice for this.
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