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 Post subject: New Swift uprights - Camber issue
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:21 am 
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Hi there, just wondering if anyone has had trouble acquiring negative camber when using DMWdaves New swift upright setup on a GTI. I am using camber bolts and can only seem to get positive camber even on max adjustment in either strut hole.

The next step will be Adjustable camber tops but just curious if anyone else has had this issue!


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 Post subject: Re: New Swift uprights - Camber issue
PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:17 am 
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As the roll centre correction arms and uprights were mainly for race car use ,I had assumed everyone who used them would have camber top mounts already.
The s15 top mounts work out fine ,you just need to drill out the three mount holes to take a 10mm stud rather than std 8mm.Make sure you run some sort of bearing on top of the spring seat.

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 Post subject: Re: New Swift uprights - Camber issue
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:29 pm 
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You will need to convert to adjustable coilovers to make any use of camber tops. Standard style springs will foul the suspension towers when you bring the top of the struts in for negative camber.

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 Post subject: Re: New Swift uprights - Camber issue
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:28 pm 
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Thanks dmw for the reply.

Pauly are you speaking from experience with the new swift uprights? As I know of a few people running standard strut housings with aftermarket king springs that run either modified S15 camber tops or universal otomoto ones. But the people I know running just aftermarket camber tops are not running new swift uprights


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 Post subject: Re: New Swift uprights - Camber issue
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:48 pm 
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I ran Try Square Pillow Balls on my Swift - they were mounted atop Teins tho....

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 Post subject: Re: New Swift uprights - Camber issue
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:47 pm 
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I ran s13/15 camber tops with the standard sized springs and couldn't get past 2.5 degrees negative without fouling. And that was with the standard uprights.
If you have positive camber with the newer uprights, I'd say you will run out of available room before you get to a desired amount of negative camber dialed.

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