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Is Negative Camber good for your car or bad...because im thinking of getting the H&R Cup Kit for my car but in the description it says "that since cup-kits have such a low ride height, camber measurements will be negative and cause quicker wear."

My question to you guys is what effect the H&R Cup kit will have on my car, tires, wheels, etc....???
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Is Negative Camber good for your car or bad...because im thinking of getting the H&R Cup Kit for my car but in the description it says "that since cup-kits have such a low ride height, camber measurements will be negative and cause quicker wear."

My question to you guys is what effect the H&R Cup kit will have on my car, tires, wheels, etc....???
-ve camber is good for track driving. It helps give the tires more contact surface when turning. However, the downside is that it will wear out the inner side if your tires a lot quicker. -ve camber basically means the top of the tire will be tilted inwards towards the wheel well. If you decide to get the cup kit, you will definitely need camber plates to correct the camber. Unless you don't mind replacing your tires VERY often.

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What does a cup kit do?

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lowers the car, which can increase the cars camber from the factory setting, inducing unwanted wear.

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cup kit is just a cheap half-assed coil over kit. It's more about the looks than the performance. You have the same handling as any aftermarket spring shock combo, but you have the adjustability of the ride height.

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Some of the cup kits are adjustable, but most are not.

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