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    Camber Measurement/Adjustment

    I have the PSS9 suspension in my E46 323, which I usually have fully lowered on the front, and about -1" on the rear. I'm wondering how to check the degree of camber I have without using a pyrometer at the track - i.e., is it possible to simply measure.
    I'm also wondering who carries the best parts for camber adjustment - keep in mind that I'm planning on hitting up a few autox events this summer.
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    I suppose you could measure camber with a straight edge, a ruler, and some math.....or you could buy a camber gauge (search the web you'll find plenty of examples.) Alternatively, you could have an alignment shop measure it and just mark the camber plates in a few places.

    For camber plates most people seem to have either Ground Control or TC Kline (I don't know if they'll work with the PSS9) and I think Turner just came out with plates that will work with them.

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    a straight edge and a level.

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    Actually level and ruler. Hold the level vertical near the wheel and measure from teh level to the wheel rim at top and bottom. Calculate camber from the triangle of the level and difference in distance to the wheel rim and the distance between the measuring points.

    Or for more money, but MUCH easier, buy a camber guage. Smart camber or Intercomp are the two I have heard about. I have a Smart Camber.
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    Oh, heck, just come over to my house in Columbia, and I'll do it for nothing. I have a Smart Camber gauge, it'll take 2 seconds.

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