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In need of modified alignment settings for Brera

Hi guys,
I need some ballpark settings for my new setup.
My car has had the front and rear subframes removed for rust repair, coilovers fitted (around 40mm drop) and front complete powerflex installation, so alignment will be really really fubared.
I need some settings as to this setup, preferably some Peter Cambridge numbers if anyone has them, I am like 2000 miles away so visiting him is not an option.
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Peter Cambridge numbers???

You mean camber angles? It should not be more than 2 deg. It is not really adjustable - it gets bigger with more drop.

Best to look in the 159 / Brera lounge - like this post:
https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...-post-1-a.html

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Peter Cambridge numbers???

You mean camber angles? It should not be more than 2 deg. It is not really adjustable - it gets bigger with more drop.

Best to look in the 159 / Brera lounge - like this post:
https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...-post-1-a.html
No, Peter Cambridge is a master in wheel alignment. He worked at Prodrive and is the guy responsible for the Brera S setup.
You can see his web site here: PCA Dynamics - Portfolio
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Are you going to manufacture new parts to be able to set it the way you want? Or you want to see how far you can adjust the OEM parts? Reason I'm asking is OEM has very limited changeability.
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Are you going to manufacture new parts to be able to set it the way you want? Or you want to see how far you can adjust the OEM parts? Reason I'm asking is OEM has very limited changeability.
I've fitted the Powerflex top wishbone bushes which are adjustable.
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Just an update for anyone interested.
I lowered the B14 coilovers to 4cm less than stock (about 8 cm from rim lip to center of wheel well) and Eibach ARB's set to the firmest setting.
I used the alignment settings provided by Autolusso on their adjustable poweflex bushes thread.

My car has really transformed. Where before I had a ton of understeer, now it corners like a train, it stays copletely level, no wallowy ride anymore. This is the car Alfa should have made in the first place.

If pushed during turn in it can 4 wheel drift. It's evident now that it needs an LSD, wheels spin like crazy under cornering.

Admittedly it's a bit of a bouncy ride on uneven surfaces, but it doesn't bang or crash (at least when driven in sesible speed over potholes, road humps etc).
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Just an update for anyone interested.
I lowered the B14 coilovers to 4cm less than stock (about 8 cm from rim lip to center of wheel well) and Eibach ARB's set to the firmest setting.
I used the alignment settings provided by Autolusso on their adjustable poweflex bushes thread.

My car has really transformed. Where before I had a ton of understeer, now it corners like a train, it stays copletely level, no wallowy ride anymore. This is the car Alfa should have made in the first place.

If pushed during turn in it can 4 wheel drift. It's evident now that it needs an LSD, wheels spin like crazy under cornering.

Admittedly it's a bit of a bouncy ride on uneven surfaces, but it doesn't bang or crash (at least when driven in sesible speed over potholes, road humps etc).
Happy to help

The LSD you require sir

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Thanks Ned,
It's already in my order basket (for the past 2 weeks) !!! Sorting out some stuff and then I'll take the plunge.

Your man James is very helpful by the way, makes doing bussiness a pleasure.
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Thanks Ned,
It's already in my order basket (for the past 2 weeks) !!! Sorting out some stuff and then I'll take the plunge.

Your man James is very helpful by the way, makes doing bussiness a pleasure.
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