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More camber for front wheels!!!

Did someone knows another way of getting negative camber to fronts - Alfa 156 V6 2.5....????
I'm on my way to prepare my 2.5V6 only for track driving, and don't care if tyres will had uneven wear.......with bit of "modifying" of my upper wishbones uas able to achieve bit of negative camber, but maybe there is more flexible and faster way to do it depending on track condition.
Few options:
Drilling lower wishbone holes on the subframe
There is 3 "spacers" on the chassis, where upper wishbone and shocks bolts fits....
Eccentric suspension bushes
Yeah, i know that there is adjustable suspension kits, but can't afford one for now.
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How much -ve camber do you want?
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166 uprights, together with brembo calipers.. the camber will get more negative quicker when the suspension compresses

also lowers the front a bit.
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How much -ve camber do you want?
1 - 2 degree max for now.....
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166 uprights, together with brembo calipers.. the camber will get more negative quicker when the suspension compresses

also lowers the front a bit.
Heard of that, but too expensive for now, and bearing in mind that here is BG, difficult to find that combo.....

That's my solution for now, i know that looks rough and primitive, but at least i was able to cut and weld absolutely evenly both wishbones.....

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1 - 2 degree max for now.....
The std tollerance for a 156 Sportpack/Veloce is 1 1/2 degrees....
If you run lower it will get more -ve camber.

So you shouldn't need to change anything!
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The std tollerance for a 156 Sportpack/Veloce is 1 1/2 degrees....
If you run lower it will get more -ve camber.

So you shouldn't need to change anything!
My car if about 170kg lighter, and at least 65kg of it is removed from front axle.....makes any difference???
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My car if about 170kg lighter, and at least 65kg of it is removed from front axle.....makes any difference???
No.
But your ride height will be too high if you still have the std springs, which will also mean less -ve camber.

So instead of cutting & welding wishbones, you just need the right springs...
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But your ride height will be too high if you still have the std springs, which will also mean less -ve camber.

So instead of cutting & welding wishbones, you just need the right springs...
I'm as lower as possible, i even cut one "wire" of the rear springs, cause my car is too high rear end.
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the uprights are forged steel, so you could always add more camber through those... they're not cast iron so not brittle and can be bent a few mm
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the uprights are forged steel, so you could always add more camber through those... they're not cast iron so not brittle and can be bent a few mm
Thanks, valuable info as well.....
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This all sounds like a lot of bodging to get to the -ve camber that you should have as standard...!
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i agree, i certainly don't need anyore on my car and I have sportpack suspension....
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can you not knock out the polybushes and machine up some eccentric solid bushes? that should allow you to adjust the upper wishbones and therefore the camber?
or even get some solid polybush material and drill eccentric holes in them
i think some people sell these already converted but i have no idea on cost?
not much help i know, soz
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please ignore last comment, i obviously didn't read that you already said eccentric bushes. wooops
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Wheels was aligned today - 2,4 degree negative camber.....
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