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If i get the wedge kit does it make any differnce whether i do the 1 inch drop or not?? The reason i'm asking is i want to put some TTII's 17x8's on my car. Do i need to do both. Still a newbie with newbie questions. It will be great to be on the other side of this one day. Thanks in advance for any replies and thanks for all the help so far.
 
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The wedge kit doesn't produce the camber. It simply keeps the ball joint from binding.

Lowering the upper control arm is what gives you the camber you need to get the wheel under the finder.
 
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Do i need to do the 1 inch drop for the camber then???
 

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Forgive me for I'm just thinking (dangerous!). Uumh, Mustangs have the propensity for having the shock towers cave in and as time wears on more and more shims are needed to make the front end align to factory specs. Assuming it does, then the upper "A" arms are moving inward over time. Doesn't this give added negative camber? Why do the Shelby drop when all you have to do is take out some of those upper arm shims?
 

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I had the negative wedge kit with 1" drop springs and without the drop. I ran 17x8 rims with 4 3/4 backspacing, the tires never hit anything. Negative wedge kit for sale in the parts
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Its not the camber at ride height that needs correcting, its the camber curve as the suspension moves up and down. In the stock location, the upper ball joint goes outward first and the suspension is compressed. By moving the attachment point down, the control arm will start its arc inward much sooner, thus promoting the correct camber for cornering.

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Since were on the subject. Has anyone here noticed any premature upper ball joint wear from the upper control arm drop. I did it to my last car and after 15000 miles I didn't notice any abnormal wear. I can see how it could bind at full compression. With the wheel that high in the fender chances are you would have bigger things to worry about (like how to get the car out of a ditch) Anybody have any problems?
 
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