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Old 02-28-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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Is it possible to camber the stock shock so that the top of the tire is leaned in more sort of for drifting, i heard it was possible but im not 100% sure
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i have sportmax 002 15x8 205/50/15 in the rear i just want to tuck the top in a little
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you can only get so much camber on stock suspension

I suggest you stretch 185's over those 15*8 wheels for extreme drift performance
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You can get plenty of negative camber.
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Is it possible to camber the stock shock so that the top of the tire is leaned in more...
No. The Miata has a double A arm suspension not macpherson strut single A arm. Negative camber is going to come from rolling out the cam bolts as far as possible, and lowering the car. After that you can go to some offset bushings. A lot depends on the length of control arms since there's a tolerance. I had offset lower bushings on my 99 and could get over 4* neg camber - though never ran that much.
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yeah, about -4* and 165-70/R15 will stretch beautifully over a 15X8 wheel
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very nice is it pretty easy to do it your self or will i have to bring it to my local mazda shop..also i have stock shocks with eibach ground control coilover sleves
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Take it to any alignment shop and ask them to get as much negative camber as possible if you want that, you can usually get to -2.5 -3 if you're not too low, but I think that's too much camber for drifting, you want to stay somewhere around -1.8 -2*.

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also i have stock (soon to be blown) shocks with eibach ground control coilover sleves
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haha funny any ways i went there today and they told me if i could get the whole alignment set up it would be easier for them..so if you could help me with a good set up with the camber caster and toe that would be great.
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FRONT:
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-1.5 camber
Maxed Caster (give up caster to achieve camber, make certain it's equal on both sides)
1/16" toe out

REAR:
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-2.0 camber
1/16" toe in


that's fairly agressive, tire wear is normal, turn in is great.

if you don't need it, then maybe -1.3F and -1.7R
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FRONT:
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-1.5 camber
Maxed Caster (give up caster to achieve camber, make certain it's equal on both sides)
1/6" toe out

REAR:
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-2.0 camber
1/6" toe in
+1! This is a fantastic setup if you can achieve the numbers. Brainey, I assume that was supposed to be 1/16", not 1/6"?
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yes. fixed.

fwiw, i just dropped my car off to go, -1.7F -2.3R with 200lbs ballasted in the driver seat.
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If you're gonna do a lot of drifting, I suggest to get some more negative camber on the front, somewhere around -2.
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yeah oh that looks really good
thanks peeps
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here are alignment specs for drifting:

Front:
Camber: -2 deg
Caster: max
Toe: 1/16" out

Rear:
Camber: 0 deg
Caster: n/a
Toe: 0
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the idea is to have max grip up front and no grip in rear
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the idea is to have max grip up front and no grip in rear
Obviously, Captain Obvious
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I don't get why you'd want more camber in the rear then the front.....

I've always run -1.9f and -1.2 R and loved it.....with 0 toe all the way around (helps with wear)
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a typical spec miata alignment would be -2.0F and -2.5R......
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yeah but he is a driftomaniac with madtyteJDMness, needs more camber in the front
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