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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: United Kingdom
The tie rods will not adjust the camber (wheel vertical lean) angle, they do the toe in/out (steer) angle. the camber angle is a product of the hub changing angle as the upper and lower wishbone and spring pan/lower link move through different radius arcs. The ideal is to keep as bigger contact patch as possible on the road; as you corner the outer spring loads and inner spring unloads causing the body to roll about a theoretical roll centre. The arcs that the upper and lower links scripe are carefully calculated to keep the wheel upright, and hence the largest tyre contact patch, during cornering. Due to the sporting nature of the set-up on the GTV they have some static negative camber at the rear, if you've got excessive negative camber then your springs are sagging, or someone has replaced them with lower springs, thus inducing a larger static camber angle as the upper and lower links have effectively scribed a partial arc.
Edit: if your bushes are very tired this could also increase the negative camber.
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Last edited by GTV_Blue; 08-10-13 at 22:59.