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Going to get my NX aligned properly next week. One opinion I got was for 1/8 toe out front and 0 rear, 1.5 deg camber in front and 1 deg in rear. That sound about right? I want to see why Road and Track named the NX2000 one of the 10 best handling cars of 1992. With my wacked alignment right now it doesn't seem so. :)
 

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Ben98SentraSE said:
Going to get my NX aligned properly next week. One opinion I got was for 1/8 toe out front and 0 rear, 1.5 deg camber in front and 1 deg in rear. That sound about right? I want to see why Road and Track named the NX2000 one of the 10 best handling cars of 1992. With my wacked alignment right now it doesn't seem so. :)
That set-up sounds about right, that is if you could get 1.5deg of negative camber on the stock suspension. When my NX had the stock suspension (KYB GR2 struts), I had the alignment shop give me 3/16" toe-out front (camber was -0.9deg), and about 1/16" toe-out rear (-1.2deg camber). The car had very crisp turn-in and exhibited neutral-to-tail-out tendencies when I autoxed it. I wouldn't recommend those settings if you're worried about tire wear, though. 1/8" toe-out front and 0 in the back would be a-okay!

FYI, some NXen came with Bridgestone RE71's from the factory, and I'm sure the NX that Road & Track tested had those tires (read: badass!). Not only that, whacked alignment does make the car handle shitty (I should know... had extreme toe-in in front and extreme toe-out in rear before getting alignment done on the NX).



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Would these settings be the same for the SE-R? If not, what would they be?
 

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Andrew said:
Would these settings be the same for the SE-R? If not, what would they be?
From a handling standpoint, those settings would be recommended for most FWD cars (1/8th toe-out front, 0 rear, -1.5deg camber front, -1deg rear) as it is a compromise between both tirewear and handling. FYI camber is not adjustable without camber plates (but you knew that already!).

Also, if you have a B14 or B15, the rear toe cannot be adjusted because of the multi-link beam, unless you bend the beam or something.


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There is some camber to be found using stock parts. I have about 1 deg of adjustment without plates.
 

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eric96ser said:
There is some camber to be found using stock parts. I have about 1 deg of adjustment without plates.
I stand corrected. Theoretically, you cannot adjust camber with stock parts, but you can take advantage in the slop in the mounting holes at the strut towers and at the bottom of the strut to put as much or as little camber... I used that "ghetto" method when my NX was stock suspended to get as much negative camber as possible while I was autoxing it in E-Stock. Did the same thing when I installed my new coilover suspension, as I haven't gotten camber plates put on, yet (they're still on the SE-R).



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