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Re: Camber compensators, etc.

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68mustang George Cardoso
West Hartford, CT, USA   USA
Do camber compensators create negative camber , car has new leaf spring and 1'' lowering block, can i install these camber compensators on my 69 GT6???

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Herald948 Andrew Mace
East Nassau, upstate NY, USA   USA
No need on a "Roto-flex" GT6, which doesn't suffer the severe camber changes of the older fixed-spring swing-axle setup.



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walla walla, WA, USA   USA
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No, they do not create any sort of camber when installed as designed. Their job is maintain the stock amount of camber as much as possible when you are cornering. They are generally a neutral spring (straight) that works to maintain itself straight. If there is negative camber due to weight and such, they might provide a small degree of support.

You can go HERE to read more. Joe is the last one making them.
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spitlist Joe Curry
Sahuarita, Sahuarita, AZ, USA   USA
The name of the product is misleading. Ideally, you should have the camber you desire prior to installing a camber compensator. Many new springs being sold these days have too much arch and as a result when installed, create positive camber.

As Andy says, the rotoflex suspension (on the 69 GT6) does not require (or can even accept) a camber compensator.

The function of the unit is to prevent radical camber changes during hard cornering which leads to wheel droop and tuck and the resulting radical oversteer.

According to Kas Kastner, if the spring arch is 3.5", it will result in 2-5 degrees of negative camber. I don't know if that also applies to the rotoflex suspension, but is reasonable to assume that it does. Reducing the arch increases negative camber and lowers the car.

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