Porsche 911 997 GT3/GT2/RS Front and Rear Camber Shims Kit

£120.00

  • Designed and Manufactured in the UK
  • Manufactured from High Quality Stainless Steel
  • 12 Shims per Kit
  • 0.5mm, 1mm, 2mm shims provided in the kit
  • Front and Rear Camber Adjustment

Description

Designed and manufactured in the UK from high quality stainless steel, our camber shims are the perfect upgrade for your Porsche to maximise handling potential. The anti-corrosive properties of stainless steel mean that our shims are resistive to rust and will remain at a high quality whilst installed. 

Our shim kits are provided with 12 shims in total featuring 4 x 0.5mm, 4 x 1mm and 4 x 2mm. These shims will provide enough adjustment range for a fast good road or track setup but two kits would be required for full race setups. 

On the Porsche 997 GT3RS and GT2RS models camber shims are installed in the front and rear lower arms as standard. This allows for more shims to be inserted to increase negative camber at the adjustable wheels.

The camber shims are easy to install and fit in the standard suspension arms. By loosening off the two lock nuts located under the arm, the camber shims can be installed in the open-end gap and the two nuts retightened. This will increase the length of the arms and increase the camber setting at that wheel. The thicker the shim, the more the camber will increase by. 

The standard camber settings on the Porsche GT cars is held back from standard for a number of reasons. The standard settings provide understeer which is effectively a safety factor tuned in to the car by Porsche so that any level of driver buying one of their cars has less chance of crashing them via oversteer. However, if you drive your car fast and have an understanding of the dynamics of a car then you will want your Porsche to not undertaker but instead have much more neutral handling. This requires increased front camber which will increase front mid corner grip and improve handling substantially. 

These camber shims also fit the rear lower control arms on the 997 GT models allowing rear camber to be altered using them too. Similar to the front, when pushed hard, the rear tyres require more negative camber. This is because as standard the Porsche GT cars are not setup for maximum cornering potential as they have to work in so many different climates, conditions and countries. Therefore, for specific use such as fast road driving and track use the geometry can be optimised and improved through the increase of camber. 

A common issue with the Porsche GT cars when they are pushed hard is excessive tyre wear on the outside edge of the tyre. This is due to not enough camber being present and the car leaning onto the outer edge of the tyre through the corners. This leads to increased tyre wear on the outer edge, meaning that the tyres are replaced prematurely. With the camber shims installed, the tyre wear is made even, preventing the wear at the outer edge and increasing tyre life if you mostly drive your Porsche hard.