345A rear Camber Compensator benefits etc.

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Sebastian Gaeta
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Re: 345A rear Camber Compensator benefits etc.

#16 Post by Sebastian Gaeta » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:57 pm

Guys,

Just so Vic won't scold you all ( :wink: ), it is a "Camber Regulator" as it does not compensate for anything; it regulates the camber in your rear wheels and keeps it from happening in the first place.

And, good for you Steve, it is a terrific upgrade for our cars.
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Re: 345A rear Camber Compensator benefits etc.

#17 Post by Steve Proctor » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:47 pm

Seems everyone is using Wilhoit's 17.5mm front and Vic's regulator on the rear. I am as well and can vouch for the handling improvement and increased confidence in high speed cornering. Found that I need to release the regulator pre-load to remove the rear wheels / tires when rotating. Got the rear end up on jack stands before it dawned on me that I would need to settle the wheels onto blocks to before undoing the center bolt so the trailing arms would drop. Not doing so would have shot that bolt half-way across the garage and most likely under the lowest and hardest-to-access part of the garage!!
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Re: 345A rear Camber Compensator benefits etc.

#18 Post by Jim Liberty » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:27 pm

I just have to add. Vic's +1+1+1 ................Jim.
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Re: 345A rear Camber Compensator benefits etc.

#19 Post by Dan Macdonald » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:54 pm

My new Speedster came with a Skirmants Z-bar. It handles great....but...
Should tire pressures change with the bar? I normally go with about 26/28 front/rear but maybe it's different with Vic's bar(?)
Anyone tried different tire pressures with the bar?
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Re: 345A rear Camber Compensator benefits etc.

#20 Post by John Clarke » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:10 am

Can you remove the wheels with Vic's Camber regulator fitted? Or does it need removing to get a wheel off?
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Re: 345A rear Camber Compensator benefits etc.

#21 Post by Vic Skirmants » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:20 am

It's a tight fit with drums. Jacking up one side at a time helps. Or disconnect at the center mount to remove both wheels.

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Re: 345A rear Camber Compensator benefits etc.

#22 Post by steve raucher » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:14 pm

So Vic or others chime in please.
This Sat. a body man will look at repairing my 44 year old rear flares. I want to remove drivers disc wheel and remove spacer doughnut and put wheel back on, this way he has a better sense of the space between inner fender and out side tire. That being said please advise what I do need to do now that this regulator in rear is in place. Can I crack the lugs, lift the car and pull off wheel etc or what?
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Re: 345A rear Camber Compensator benefits etc.

#23 Post by Al Zim » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:06 am

Before you spend money on your suspension You should have you car aligned. I would bet money that most if not all the 356 cars wheels are not parallel and are not equal in settings from the center line of your car. It has been our recent experience that the lower left front trailing arm has a high probability of being bent. The factory tool for (P 70) only measures parallel of the link pin clamping hole and the area that holds the bearings over the torsion bars. Careful thinking can increase the capabilities of this device which over the years has become a necessity. al zim
 

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