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Just got done rebuilding my Spyder with the following:

Fortune 500 coilovers
Superpro poly bushings
Koyo wheel bearings all around
New ball joints
New tie rod ends
New brakes

The issue I'm having is that I can only get around -1° camber in the front on both sides, even with the camber plates and hub adjustment slots maxed out. The rear is fine, with plenty of room to spare. Seems unlikely that both of my front lower control arms could be bent the same amount, but I guess anything is possible. Just wanted to do a sanity check and see if I'm missing something here before I order crash bolts or replace my lca's

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Do FA coilovers not have elongated holes on the lower strut mount bracket? I'm failing to see how you could be maxed out at -1 even with just the camber plates.
Yes they do. I don't understand why either, which is why I made this topic. I reset everything on the front today to make sure it's absolutely maxed out and am still only sitting around -1.5°
 

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I had my car at an alignment shop a few weeks ago and said "get as much camber as you can out of the front and rear" They called and said they could only get -1* front and -1.5* on the rear. I'll be getting another set of crash bolts now for the rear just to max out the camber without having coilovers.
Is that with the stock bolts?
 

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My 10 year old BC BR would do more than -2, and my newer S3 coilovers will do a ridiculous amount more. I'm questioning how a newer coilover like FA would give you less. Maybe someone will the same coilovers will respond.
Weird thing is that I could probably get something like -6° in the back of I wanted to. Unless someone else with fortune coilovers chimes in, I have to assume there is something strange going on with my car.
 

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Caveat: At sufficient speed to generate the g-forces needed to deform the tyres.

This, the g-forces, is why more at the rear than at the front; the rear is heavier. Same speed x radius x less/more weight.
I think it's more about the changing camber angle from suspension travel / body roll. And pretty much everyone runs more camber in the front than the rear. Less camber in the rear gives better straight line acceleration since it offers a better contact patch.
 

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Everyone car park racing perhaps.
For the rest: as you please.
When you lower these cars you start gaining positive camber with any amount of body roll since it's a McPherson strut design. Didn't mean to make it sound like tire deflection is not a factor though.
 

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Tein Monosport coilovers, which have adjustable top hats; though I decided to leave the top hats as is and adjust with crash bolts. The crash bolts allowed more than enough adjustment (I could have gone up to around -3 I think).
Appreciate it. Just trying to get an idea of how much camber should be possible with different setups so I can figure out if my car is out of whack.
 

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That's very interesting. Mine are maxed out and not touching the strut towers yet. I just picked up some two dot crash bolts from the dealer today, but I'm going to look at swapping the camber plates instead. I really appreciate it man
 

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Hi, that is around the wrong way , as one of the others suggested might have to swap it to the other coilover. See the zero on the markings, you have two lines towards the middle of the car, it should be the side with six, ask me how I know 🙂
Do you have fortune coilovers too?
 

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@k_swap_it

The cut out in your cambler plate seems ... wrong? No reason for it to max out negative cable dead center and have more than it can handle in the positive direction.
I agree. I think fortune has been assembling these coilovers wrong. After swapping them, it looks like I'm good for at least -3.5° with no other helpers
 

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@k_swap_it
EDIT: So even though they marked the coilovers FL and FR they swapped the camber plates? One of the reasons I didn't go with FA is reading all the threads about screwed up coilovers for the Spyder, even if it's an easy/silly problem to fix.
I don't think they're marked left or right, but they have brackets for the brake lines that need to be oriented correctly so there's only one way you can install them. I only have a couple hundred miles on the fortune 500's so far, but they seem very well built and I love the ride quality. This has been a very annoying issue, but I still like the coilovers so far.
 
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