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944 camber plates

I am thinking about tracking my 85.5 porsche 944 a couple times this summer and am looking at upgrades to do to the car. The car has new stock shocks and the 404 option code (front and rear swaybar) from the factory. I will be changing the brake fluid out to ATE blue, brake pads out to EBC yellow stuff, and new tires are on the way also, probably Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 performance tires to put on my 16" 968 cup wheels/spacers, as I work for Bridgestone and can get a deal on them.

I will be mounting my strut tower brace on the front, but was wondering about using adjustable camber plates also. I know on a lowered car, they help correct the camber, but exactly what would they do for me on my car set up the way I described ?

I'm looking to complete these upgrades on somewhat of a budget, so I can't get into new adjustable shocks, lowering springs,

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Wait. Spend your money on becoming a better drover before you worry about fancy camber plates.
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Spend your cash on more events for now. With street tires, a mostly street car, and a new driver you won't really benefit much from camberplates yet.
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I plan on doing a HPDE early this year and will try to do a couple track days and autocrosses throughout the Summer and Fall, but i'm still curious as to what the added camber actually does for the car ?
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When you're in a turn, the whole body of the car will tend to lean toward the outside of the turn. The wheels, which are attached to the body of the car, will lean more or less with the body. So if the outer tire starts by leaning inward at the top, when the whole car leans outward, it will be closer to straight up and down. That puts more rubber on the pavement, giving you more grip.

There may also be a "camber thrust" effect, where the tire that leans inward at the top actually pushes a little bit in toward the center of the car. That also gives better grip.

That's what added negative camber does for you.

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