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Re: Wheel / Tire size? (archive)

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Posted by -Austin on September 18, 2000 at 13:19:07:

In Reply to: Re: Wheel / Tire size? posted by Darren M on September 18, 2000 at 11:45:52:

I know the reasons why someone would want to increase negative camber (increase turn-in response and road holding, decrease understeer), heck I'm going to install camber correction strut mounts on my car soon. My point was that I didn't think it was sound thinking to adjust camber settings just so one could keep (arguably) the wrong size tire from rubbing (and bending!) the front fenders. No big deal tho, whatever works for ya - and your car will handle better.

Oh never mind.
But I know of people who have put the camber plates in to take away the very tiny bit of understeer that occurs on first turn it. People drive around this by braking hard then hitting power early, but others prefer to get rid of any understeer altogether with the aid of camber correction plates. I read a magazine article in a bmw related mag a while back where they did this.

I believe there is a guy here who runs 245`s all round on 17 inch wheels. His car isn`t std so it might already have something that allows him to run 245`s safely on the front.

Darren M

Running more neg camber up front JUST so you can fit a big fat tire in there seems kind of bass ackwards to me. Run the proper size tire width, diameter and wheel offset and you won't have any rubbing problems. 215/40-17 fits the bill.

Just curious - is anyone running 245's up front (or all around) without any rubbing?

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