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Not Jim...but maybe able to help... (archive)

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Posted by DCC on January 06, 2000 at 08:45:50:

In Reply to: Question for Jim Bassett. posted by DM3 on January 05, 2000 at 17:14:57:

The front bearing hats are the very top parts of the front strut assembly, it is the part that swivels when you take the strut off the car
Swapping the hats require removal of one large nut (assuming that the spring has been compressed).
Did you have the tire size backwards?
I would think the 225 would be the front and the 245 for the rear
Also, when you lower the front some more, you will gain some negative camber...but whether it is enough you would not know till it is aligned and you have driven on it
A good amount to have for street use is about -1.2 to -1.5


: What are "front bearing hats" and how do they change the front wheel camber? Since I fitted ACS race suspension I've been experiencing quite a bit of understeer (the recomended tire sizes are 245/225 f/r and I have 255/225). I've set the rear say-bar to the stiffest setting and the front one to softest which has helped a little but not as much as I'd like. Would different bearing hats help and if so what specification should they be? Also, if I lowered the front a little more (it's height adjustable), would that increase the negative camber by enough?

: Thank you,
: Dany

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