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07-11-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 114
Posted By K-Mac

K-MAC LATEST 2019-2020 WHEEL ALIGNMENT CATALOG

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THE FACT / REALITY IS “FULL ALIGNMENT” IS ONLY ADJUSTING FRONT AND REAR...
07-03-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By K-Mac

Yes, it is the situation - owners believing,...

Yes, it is the situation - owners believing, surely there is Full Front and Rear adjustment capability to fully resolve issues such as costly, premature edge tire wear.

After querying "still...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-03-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By K-Mac

K-MAC LATEST 2019-2020 WHEEL ALIGNMENT CATALOG

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THE FACT / REALITY IS “FULL ALIGNMENT” IS ONLY ADJUSTING FRONT AND...
07-03-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By K-Mac

K-MAC LATEST 2019-2020 WHEEL ALIGNMENT CATALOG

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THE FACT / REALITY IS “FULL ALIGNMENT” IS ONLY ADJUSTING FRONT AND...
07-03-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By K-Mac

K-MAC LATEST 2019-2020 WHEEL ALIGNMENT CATALOG

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THE FACT / REALITY IS “FULL ALIGNMENT” IS ONLY ADJUSTING FRONT AND...
07-03-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By K-Mac

THE FACT / REALITY IS “FULL ALIGNMENT” IS ONLY...

THE FACT / REALITY IS “FULL ALIGNMENT” IS ONLY ADJUSTING FRONT AND REAR “TOE” (IN / OUT - “DIRECTIONAL” ADJUSTMENT)

NEW CAR INDUSTRIES BEST KEPT SECRET
It's all to do with cost savings and ever...
06-27-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By K-Mac

VERY LATEST K-MAC 2019 / 2020 WHEEL ALIGNMENT CATALOG.

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THE FACT / REALITY IS “FULL ALIGNMENT” IS ONLY ADJUSTING FRONT AND...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-13-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out we manufacture a front Camber...

Do point out we manufacture a front Camber adjuster kit which is "precisely" adjustable.

Where the "one only offset position" fluted bolts provide a minimal 1/8” (3mm). Front K-MAC kit is "4"...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-02-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By K-Mac

Do see we sent you back in November 2018 the very...

Do see we sent you back in November 2018 the very first of the new generation replacement "one piece" thrust arm adjustable Caster bushes for your C350 4MATIC (front Camber and Caster kit for this...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-30-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By K-Mac

Hard to believe alignment shop did not...

Hard to believe alignment shop did not replace/fit the 2 new Camber bushes supplied.

Such a straight forward operation. Remove bolt, lower arm to expose bush then simply thumb and index finger to...
05-29-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,613
Posted By K-Mac

Fact is "FULL FRONT AND REAR WHEEL ALIGNMENT"...

Fact is "FULL FRONT AND REAR WHEEL ALIGNMENT" ...... is ONLY TOE 'IN' " OR TOE 'OUT' (DIRECTIONAL ADJUSTMENT). New car industries best-kept secret.

Ex-factory there is no "Camber" or "Caster" to...
05-26-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,043
Posted By K-Mac

Real issue re costly, premature edge tire wear is...

Real issue re costly, premature edge tire wear is not so much the brand of tire. BUT THE FACT OEM FRONT - THERE IS NO CAMBER OR CASTER TO "ADJUST" TIRE CONTACT ANGLES - TO SPREAD LOAD MORE EVENLY.
...
05-23-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,770
Posted By K-Mac

UPDATE…… Charles (561D design) had ordered a...

UPDATE……

Charles (561D design) had ordered a complete K-MAC front and rear system.
Plus the 4 subframe bushings and also the 2 rear Mono ball/2 axis diff bushings.
Idea was for him to report...
05-06-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,770
Posted By K-Mac

Have attached pic of K-MAC subframe bush. At...

Have attached pic of K-MAC subframe bush. At present designing throw away bush extraction tools to allow both the 2 diff bushes and the 2 sizes of sub frame bushes to be removed on vehicle – which is...
Forum: ML63 AMG W166
04-26-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,131
Posted By K-Mac

Yes, above mentioned Front Camber and Caster kit...

Yes, above mentioned Front Camber and Caster kit (#504016M)
Rear Camber and Toe kit (#504026K)

Fit W166/X, W251, C292 platforms incl. all model AMG and 4 Matic
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-23-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By K-Mac

That's right...... you can't adjust Camber front...

That's right...... you can't adjust Camber front or rear (or front Caster) to change tire contact angles.

Often quoted, re assuring - "FULL FOUR WHEEL ALIGNMENT" IS ONLY BASIC TOE DIRECTIONAL...
04-23-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By K-Mac

".... bent/cracked rims, damage on the inside of...

".... bent/cracked rims, damage on the inside of the tire"

YES, THAT'S RIGHT - EXTRA LOAD/WEAR PREMATURE FAILURE ON INSIDE OF TIRES......

BECAUSE A FULL FRONT AND REAR ALIGNMENT TODAY - IS ONLY...
04-23-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By K-Mac

YES, ALL SUV’S FRONT THERE IS ONLY TOE...

YES, ALL SUV’S FRONT THERE IS ONLY TOE (DIRECTIONAL) ADJUSTMENT. NO CAMBER OR CASTER TO ADJUST TIRE CONTACT ANGLES. TO RESOLVE THE EXTRA LOAD/WEAR ON INNER TIRE EDGES CAUSING COSTLY PREMATURE...
Forum: ML63 AMG W166
04-23-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,131
Posted By K-Mac

We manufacture Front and Rear Camber, Caster...

We manufacture Front and Rear Camber, Caster adjuster kits to suit virtually every model of Mercedes Benz.

SUV's there is only Front TOE (directional adjustment) OEM.

We therefore saw the need...
04-17-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,770
Posted By K-Mac

Hi All – all the input! Makes one reflect re...

Hi All – all the input! Makes one reflect re taking the easy way, following others and just sitting on the fence, no criticism – doing nothing flawlessly!!

Recall German company that copied a...
04-16-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,770
Posted By K-Mac

Hi W204 Performance/Race enthusiasts re...

Hi W204 Performance/Race enthusiasts re suspension bushings and alignment!


At K-MAC so involved in constant design, development - never seem to get around to promoting marketing, awareness of...
04-14-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,407
Posted By K-Mac

Hi, all W208 Performance/Race enthusiasts! ...

Hi, all W208 Performance/Race enthusiasts!

We are so involved in constant design, manufacture - seldom get around to marketing awareness re our product range!

Thought this an excellent...
04-14-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By K-Mac

Further insight into tire issues with the GL. Do...

Further insight into tire issues with the GL. Do point out that there is only Toe (directional) adjustment on the front OEM

Rear there is also Toe with Camber adjustment as well allowing to change...
04-14-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out "Full Front and Rear Alignment" is...

Do point out "Full Front and Rear Alignment" is only "Toe" - (directional) adjustment OEM. Gone are the days of Camber and Caster to "adjust tire contact angles" Now it is quoted "In Spec" with wide...
04-14-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By K-Mac

Simply check the 4 nuts for being fully tight....

Simply check the 4 nuts for being fully tight. Eccentric adjustment and essential fully torqued to 120ft/lbs!

Their elastomer bushed, having no metal to metal contact and with twice the load...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-10-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,028
Posted By K-Mac

Fact is "Full Alignment" - OEM is only Front and...

Fact is "Full Alignment" - OEM is only Front and Rear TOE "directional" adjustment.

No essential "Camber" or "Caster" to adjust tire contact angles to resolve costly, premature edge tire wear.
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-10-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By K-Mac

Fact is "Full Alignment" - OEM is only Front and...

Fact is "Full Alignment" - OEM is only Front and Rear TOE "directional" adjustment.

No essential "Camber" or "Caster" to adjust tire contact angles to resolve costly, premature edge tire wear.
...
04-09-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By K-Mac

Re Alignment – Front OEM there is only Toe...

Re Alignment – Front OEM there is only Toe “directional adjustment”.

No essential Camber or Caster to adjust tire contact angles to resolve costly, premature edge tire wear.

We saw the need...
04-09-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By K-Mac

Re Alignment – Front OEM there is only Toe...

Re Alignment – Front OEM there is only Toe “directional adjustment”.

No essential Camber or Caster to adjust tire contact angles to resolve costly, premature edge tire wear.

We saw the need...
03-24-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,328
Posted By K-Mac

Yes with OEM "A FULL WHEEL ALIGNMENT" is only...

Yes with OEM "A FULL WHEEL ALIGNMENT" is only front and rear Toe "directional adjustment". Compensating with excess toe actually "increasing" the wear rate.

No front and rear Camber (or front...
03-19-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By K-Mac

Hi Kosmos The very existence of the new car...

Hi Kosmos

The very existence of the new car industry from the 'T' model Ford onwards is about constant, ongoing development.

Same with the aftermarket - we are proud to have undertaken to...
03-19-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By K-Mac

Hi Mathew Exact opposite is the situation...

Hi Mathew

Exact opposite is the situation how did you reach above conclusion. Do relish the opportunity re helping out, problem solving.

Not knowing if front or rear adjuster kit. (We...
03-19-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By K-Mac

Yes taking on the role of filling a market need...

Yes taking on the role of filling a market need left by the OEM industry only providing Toe directional adjustment - designing, creating both front and rear Camber, Caster adjuster kits to allow to...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-07-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,463
Posted By K-Mac

Background re Front / Rear Camber / Caster...

Background re Front / Rear Camber / Caster adjustment for C63/S, S63/S65 models is that the common "inaccurate - one offset position" fluted bolts (front only) cannot be fitted to these models.
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-07-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By K-Mac

Hi Hooman Thanks for supplying just now the...

Hi Hooman

Thanks for supplying just now the alignment shop phone #

As you advised on checking was not the previously sent Caster but lower arm Camber bushes!

So do need to find out first...
03-06-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,259
Posted By K-Mac

OEM there is only front and rear Toe "directional...

OEM there is only front and rear Toe "directional adjustment".

No Camber or Caster to adjust tire contact angles!

Essential to resolve costly, premature edge tire wear.

A result of day to...
02-24-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By K-Mac

Yes OEM there is only Front and Rear Toe...

Yes OEM there is only Front and Rear Toe directional adjustment. NO Camber or Caster to adjust tire contact angles to compensate for costly, premature edge tire wear.

Essential to cater for other...
02-24-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By K-Mac

Yes that is correct OEM there is only front and...

Yes that is correct OEM there is only front and rear Toe directional adjustment.

No Camber or Caster to adjust tire contact angles to fix it right the 1st time. Resolving costly, premature edge...
02-24-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By K-Mac

This original design has been in production since...

This original design has been in production since 1993. Well and truly proven.

What we explained above was the recent upgrade re ‘extra adjustment” capability and the elimination of the time...
02-24-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By K-Mac

Front control arm rear mount bushings do suffer...

Front control arm rear mount bushings do suffer from premature failure.

Also OEM there is only front Toe "directional" adjustment.

No Camber or Caster to adjust tire contact angles to resolve...
02-20-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By K-Mac

Re "no rear adjustment left". We saw the need and...

Re "no rear adjustment left". We saw the need and manufacture rear adjustment kit that doubles the existing adjustment range of both Camber and Toe.
(replacing the 4 rear highest wearing suspension...
02-18-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By K-Mac

For the W210 (and every model Mercedes 1968 to...

For the W210 (and every model Mercedes 1968 to 2019) we manufacture Front Camber and Caster adjustment kits. For the rear Camber (and extra Toe) kits.

OEM there is only front and rear Toe -...
02-18-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out for the rear instead of upper...

Do point out for the rear instead of upper replacement Camber and Toe arms we adjust the lower arms.

Reason being - instead of adjusting top of tire outwards reducing all important clearance to...
02-17-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 26,237
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out Front has only Toe directional...

Do point out Front has only Toe directional adjustment.

No Camber or Caster to adjust tire contact angles to resolve costly, premature edge tire wear.

On rear there is Camber and Toe. K-MAC kit...
02-10-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,514
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out for all SUV models K- MAC front...

Do point out for all SUV models K- MAC front Camber and Caster kits, Rear Camber and Toe kits cater for both “ lowering” (costly / premature inner edge tire wear) and also “raising” (outer edge...
Forum: W212 AMG
02-03-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By K-Mac

The reality is the often quoted FULL FRONT & REAR...

The reality is the often quoted FULL FRONT & REAR ALIGNMENT comes down to only "Toe directional adjustment"

With the best alignment expertise (and alignment rack) this Toe adjustment is all they...
Forum: W212 AMG
02-03-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By K-Mac

The reality is the often quoted FULL FRONT & REAR...

The reality is the often quoted FULL FRONT & REAR ALIGNMENT comes down to only "Toe directional adjustment"

With the best alignment expertise (and alignment rack) this Toe adjustment is all they...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-30-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By K-Mac

On checking is scheduled for you to receive next...

On checking is scheduled for you to receive next Monday.

Sending you direct DHL Track #

Best regards
Kevin
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-28-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By K-Mac

Catalog(front page of web site) see Page 5 "Quick...

Catalog(front page of web site) see Page 5 "Quick Reference" 6th line down is C63S Front Camber & Caster adjuster kit #503316 K further down Rear Kits Camber (and extra Toe) All W205 #502226 K.
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-25-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By K-Mac

Oh the trials , tribulations of designing,...

Oh the trials , tribulations of designing, creating new alignment products to fill a market need!

But at end of day proudly do feel it sure is a whole lot better than merely sourcing imports ,...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-24-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By K-Mac

No - we have been manufacturing aftermarket...

No - we have been manufacturing aftermarket performance bushings since 1964.

It is all to do with selection of material / durometer, the actual design also with no metal to metal contact and...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-23-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By K-Mac

Re "mine still squeak" - as haven't installed the...

Re "mine still squeak" - as haven't installed the two new design replacement Caster bushes sent as they look to be the same.... and 4 caps which confused me.


On checking do see in reply to your...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-22-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By K-Mac

Cannot see a previous email (we do pride...

Cannot see a previous email (we do pride ourselves on always responding within 24 hours).

Over last 25 years we have developed front and rear Camber, Caster (and extra Toe) adjuster kits for...
Forum: W213 AMG
12-16-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By K-Mac

That's right there is only front and rear Toe...

That's right there is only front and rear Toe (directional) adjustment OEM.

No Camber or Caster allowing to adjust tire contact angles to cater for other then showroom height conditions.
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-22-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,463
Posted By K-Mac

Same issue as Michael. Advise address and will...

Same issue as Michael. Advise address and will also send pair of these new “one piece” bushes leaving no tolerance for adjusting mishaps.


Background is have been manufacturing performance...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-20-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,463
Posted By K-Mac

Hi Michael Only received your email at start...

Hi Michael

Only received your email at start of the day here in Sydney ! Spend most of day on factory floor, do apologize the 4 pm reply !

Excess play in thrust arm bushes. This would have...
11-16-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,841
Posted By K-Mac

.... Yes always resolving issues by creating new...

.... Yes always resolving issues by creating new concepts, ideas does create controversy !

But as a manufacturer proudly this “ ongoing development” we find is a whole lot better than merely...
Forum: W218
10-03-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By K-Mac

Today's autos a "Full Front & Rear Wheel...

Today's autos a "Full Front & Rear Wheel Alignment" is only "Toe" directional adjustment !

It is all to do with cost cutting and the ever increasing speed of vehicle assembly lines. We saw the...
Forum: W213 AMG
09-18-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,822
Posted By K-Mac

Was obviously necessary to point out the reason...

Was obviously necessary to point out the reason behind the slippage. The quick reference check lists supplied (with all front and rear instructions). The emphasis on full tightness and then the final...
Forum: W213 AMG
09-17-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,822
Posted By K-Mac

Ronin indeed is your thread - but being fair...

Ronin indeed is your thread - but being fair minded surely was entitled to reply. Especially seeing as mentioned the effort we put into R & D. Then the ultimate proving of products in all out 10 /...
Forum: W213 AMG
09-14-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,822
Posted By K-Mac

There is only one way to get correct Camber when...

There is only one way to get correct Camber when lowered

Yes and along with "new products / ideas" ...... it is mandatory to create controversy! Ferdinand Porsche and recently Elon Musk echoed...
09-10-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,383
Posted By K-Mac

With a "full front and rear alignment" being only...

With a "full front and rear alignment" being only toe (directional) adjustment OEM - we saw the need to reinstate from the early 90's once again full and precise (single wrench) -- Front Camber and...
08-19-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By K-Mac

Yes Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is...

Yes Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is available OEM (new car industry's best kept secret).

CAMBER - Allows to actually "change tire contact angles" to resolve costly, premature edge...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-19-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,419
Posted By K-Mac

Yes Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is...

Yes Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is available OEM (new car industry's best kept secret).

CAMBER - Allows to actually "change tire contact angles" to resolve costly, premature edge...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-16-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,085
Posted By K-Mac

Yes in 2016 we re-designed the rear Camber mounts...

Yes in 2016 we re-designed the rear Camber mounts so even if extreme horsepower the mount method now duplicates steel re strength.

The saying "anything and everything can be improved" .......
Forum: W213 AMG
07-04-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,303
Posted By K-Mac

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1540x2000/image_fe5e32ceaf4573daa33d17981f704aac74d0e180.png


Have attached "Quick Reference" sheet!


C213 E635 AMG Front Camber &...
Forum: W213 AMG
07-03-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,303
Posted By K-Mac

Yes Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is...

Yes Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is available OEM (new car industry's) best kept secret).

We saw the need therefore to re-instate from the early 90's precise / full adjustment...
06-25-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 19,410
Posted By K-Mac

Background info on these Camber / Caster bushings...

Background info on these Camber / Caster bushings - is that they are continually proven in all out 10 / 10th’s competition racing. Big heavy V8’s hitting race curbs at end of main straight, launching...
06-25-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 19,410
Posted By K-Mac

[QUOTE=Mort;7486374]Hey ritalin, thanks. Yes I...

[QUOTE=Mort;7486374]Hey ritalin, thanks. Yes I did both bushings camber and castor. I set the camber bushing all the way in for the lowest possible camber setting. Then I adjusted the castor bushing...
04-19-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By K-Mac

Have attached pictures of the Front and Rear...

Have attached pictures of the Front and Rear kits.https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1559x1559/504026_cover_29267d8ea36164257f51929f1fcd801b3919daa9.jpg

504026 K...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-19-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By K-Mac

This K-MAC bush design in production for over 20...

This K-MAC bush design in production for over 20 years. Long term maintenance free so certainly need to check out.

Have organised return and will report back soon as received

Kevin
04-18-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By K-Mac

New to me 2016 GLE C63s

There is no front Camber or Caster allowing to adjust tire contact angles OEM! Only Toe (directional) adjustment.

For the rear there is Camber and Toe but insufficient. We saw the need therefore...
04-18-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By K-Mac

CL65 abnormal front tire wear

There is no front Camber or Caster, no rear Camber allowing to adjust tire contact angles OEM!

Only front and rear Toe (directional) adjustment. We saw the need therefore to re-instate from the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-17-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,463
Posted By K-Mac

Have just gone on today advising further back...

Have just gone on today advising further back ground info on the C63/C63S front and rear adjuster kits!

Best regards
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-16-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,463
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out that with the front lower arm bush...

Do point out that with the front lower arm bush adjuster kit – Camber provides (Pos. or Neg.) ‘4’ times that of the “one offset” position crash or fluted bolts (not that they are available for the...
04-13-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,328
Posted By K-Mac

Re cost - example $480 compares more than...

Re cost - example $480 compares more than favorably with say rear upper Camber and Toe arms that advertise at over $600. Yet are labour intensive to fit, adjust and have the disadvantage of further...
04-12-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By K-Mac

We can be contacted at [email protected] or toll...

We can be contacted at [email protected] or toll free phone #1888 414 0762

As above the front kit not only provides Camber and Caster for the 1st time to resolve costly, premature edge tire wear but...
04-09-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,328
Posted By K-Mac

The reality for the difference in Camber specs is...

The reality for the difference in Camber specs is because there is simply no front or rear adjustment OEM! Only solution is to be able to state “within spec” by having broad parameters.
We saw the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-15-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,394
Posted By K-Mac

No – as per instructions attached (in above...

No – as per instructions attached (in above reply) have designed so any tire dealer or alignment shop can install.

No modifications required. Bush extraction / insertion tools are included (the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-14-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,394
Posted By K-Mac

For the C63/S, S63/S65 we manufacture ‘2’ Front...

For the C63/S, S63/S65 we manufacture ‘2’ Front kits both providing precise Camber and Caster adjustment

#503316K adjusting lower arms (Positive or Negative)

#503216-1K adjusting upper arms...
02-13-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out only wheel alignment OEM for the...

Do point out only wheel alignment OEM for the front suspension is Toe ‘in’ or Toe ‘out’ (directional) adjustment.

There is no Camber or Caster to change tire contact angles.

We saw the need...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-14-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By K-Mac

Costly, premature edge tire wear, ongoing visits...

Costly, premature edge tire wear, ongoing visits to dealers or alignment shops or constantly changing tire brands ?

Simple fact is that the reality with todays models there no longer is front...
01-14-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,989
Posted By K-Mac

Yes, that’s right it is no wonder the “in-spec”...

Yes, that’s right it is no wonder the “in-spec” range is so broad because try all they want but - at the end of the day all the dealer or alignment shop has to work with is front and rear toe “in” or...
01-14-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out no wonder you cannot get a proper...

Do point out no wonder you cannot get a proper alignment the reality is all that the dealer or alignment shop has to work with to re-align todays models is front and rear toe ‘in’ or toe ‘out’ –...
12-27-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,276
Posted By K-Mac

We know the problem…. And not only have the...

We know the problem…. And not only have the solution for the excess twitch/flex/wheel hop experienced when applying power – especially when lane changing to overtake.

But also “resolving at the...
12-19-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,097
Posted By K-Mac

Great to hear…. Constantly developing/upgrading...

Great to hear…. Constantly developing/upgrading front and rear adjuster kits and looking back over last 2 years – coming up with the 100 percent fail safe lock system was one.

Prior majority of...
12-17-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,560
Posted By K-Mac

Fact is can try all one wants with Toe IN or OUT...

Fact is can try all one wants with Toe IN or OUT directional adjustment (this is all that dealers or alignment shops have to work with – new car industry’s best kept secret)!

The reality is OEM...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
12-14-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,562
Posted By K-Mac

Fact is (new industry’s best kept secret) there...

Fact is (new industry’s best kept secret) there is only front and rear Toe ‘in’ or ‘out’ (directional) adjustment OEM! No Camber or Caster to actually adjust tire “contact angles”.

CAMBER – Allows...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-14-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,968
Posted By K-Mac

Have attached chassis quick reference sheet on...

Have attached chassis quick reference sheet on the complete range of Front & Rear Camber/Caster kits to suit C400, C450, C43, S63 AMG 4Matic (and also all other Mercedes Benz models 1968 to 2017).
...
Forum: W210 AMG
12-10-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By K-Mac

Yes, the reality is todays autos the often quoted...

Yes, the reality is todays autos the often quoted “Full Front and Rear Wheel Alignment” is only Toe in or out (directional) adjustment!

There is no front Camber or Caster or rear Camber to change...
11-26-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,566
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out that for all W204 coil spring models...

Do point out that for all W204 coil spring models we manufacture “replacement” top front strut mounts that require no strut removal or structural alterations to adjust!

We have been manufacturing...
11-22-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,174
Posted By K-Mac

It is no wonder difficulty in obtaining an...

It is no wonder difficulty in obtaining an accurate alignment. Reality is a “Full front and Rear Wheel Alignment” is only adjusting Toe in or out – “directional” adjustment!

OEM there is no front...
Forum: ML63 AMG W166
11-22-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
Posted By K-Mac

But the fact is there is no front Camber or...

But the fact is there is no front Camber or Caster to adjust OEM!

We saw the need therefore to reinstate from the early 90’s full and precise Front Camber and Caster (plus rear Camber and Toe that...
11-16-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 29,610
Posted By K-Mac

Re all the input and exasperation – the reality...

Re all the input and exasperation – the reality is the often quoted “FULL FRONT AND REAR WHEEL ALIGNMENT” is only Toe ‘in or out” (directional) adjustment OEM !

There is no other suspension...
11-16-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,596
Posted By K-Mac

Yes it is! Instructions enclosed with the...

Yes it is!

Instructions enclosed with the kit would have explained above.

Have attached below “extra” copies therefore of the “quick reference check list” along with the explanation of how the...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
11-12-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,394
Posted By K-Mac

Yes and there is no front or rear Camber to...

Yes and there is no front or rear Camber to adjust tire contact angles to resolve costly, premature inner edge Tire wear!

Only Toe (directional) adjustment OEM. We saw the need to therefore design...
11-12-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,926
Posted By K-Mac

But problem is, there is only Toe (directional)...

But problem is, there is only Toe (directional) adjustment OEM!

No ongoing Camber or Caster facilities to allow to change tire contact angles (See 4.18.17 previous thread).
11-10-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,945
Posted By K-Mac

Two situations encountered. 1. Fact is new...

Two situations encountered.
1. Fact is new products and design concepts do create controversy. But we do see it as a whole lot better for a company to fill a need than to sit on the fence doing...
11-06-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By K-Mac

Apologies, just spotted your previous thread. RE...

Apologies, just spotted your previous thread. RE AMG Models - all same front and rear part numbers.
11-06-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,945
Posted By K-Mac

RE: Tire Wear

For the W204 there is only Front and Rear Toe - directional adjustment OEM. We therefore manufacture front Camber and Caster, Rear Camber (and extra Toe) for all W204 models. The patented design...
11-05-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,596
Posted By K-Mac

For your application- Front bushings ! ...

For your application- Front bushings !

Besides adjustability for the 1st-time of Camber and Caster they also replace the four highest wearing bushings.

Patented design provides precise single...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
11-03-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By K-Mac

Wheel fitment - camber & caster modifications

Do point out there is no front or rear Camber (or Caster) to change tire contact angles to resolve premature edge tire wear – or capability to adjust for more tire to fender clearance !

CAMBER -...
11-02-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By K-Mac

Well what can one say ..... It did mistakenly...

Well what can one say ..... It did mistakenly convince you that Camber and Caster "adjustment" had been carried out !
11-02-2017, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By K-Mac

Owners do wish - but OEM there is no front Camber...

Owners do wish - but OEM there is no front Camber or Caster and no rear Camber (only front and rear Toe/directional adjustment).

Question to ask is if there was adjustment why did they not restore...
11-02-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,983
Posted By K-Mac

Fact is (new car industry's best kept secret)...

Fact is (new car industry's best kept secret) there is no Camber or Caster - only front and rear Toe (directional) adjustment OEM !

CAMBER - Allows to actually change the tire contact angles to...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-31-2017, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By K-Mac

Hi Any reputable alignment / maintenance...

Hi

Any reputable alignment / maintenance shop should have a basic bench press.

Only requires an open height of 10". Type of which Pep Boys sell

Kevin
10-30-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By K-Mac

Yes, reason is there is only front and rear Toe...

Yes, reason is there is only front and rear Toe (directional) adjustment. OEM there is no "Camber" or "Caster" adjustment facility which is essential to change time contact angles!

CASTER –...
10-30-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By K-Mac

Yes, reason is there is only front and rear Toe...

Yes, reason is there is only front and rear Toe (directional) adjustment. OEM there is no "Camber" or "Caster" adjustment facility which is essential to change time contact angles!

We saw the need...
10-30-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,469
Posted By K-Mac

Yes, reason is there is only front and rear Toe...

Yes, reason is there is only front and rear Toe (directional) adjustment. OEM there is no "Camber" or "Caster" adjustment facility which is essential to change time contact angles!

We saw the need...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-29-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,463
Posted By K-Mac

Hi Any reputable alignment / maintenance...

Hi

Any reputable alignment / maintenance shop should have a basic bench press.

Only requires an open height of 10". Type of which Pep Boys sell

Kevin
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-12-2017, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,240
Posted By K-Mac

Full Wheel Alignment

This along with the often quoted , reassuring statement – “Full Front and Rear Wheel Alignment” actually meaning only front and rear Toe, directional adjustment!

We saw the need therefore to...
10-11-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,669
Posted By K-Mac

We do not manufacture the “rear arms”. ...

We do not manufacture the “rear arms”.

Instead replacement inner bushings for the lower control arms. This allows to adjust base of wheels inwards to resolve costly/premature inner edge tire...
10-07-2017, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By K-Mac

RE: W211 Bushings / Tie Rods

Hi Tony,

Yes can see need to restore faith. Please contact and will supply you very latest front “state of the art” kit.

Unfortunately you have already invested in a rear substitute which would...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-06-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,814
Posted By K-Mac

RE: No Camber Caster Adjustment

Could be new car industry's best kept secret (even all exotic BMW 'M', Mercedes 'AMG' or Porsche '991').... all dealers or alignment shops have to work with is Front and Rear TOE (directional...
10-06-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,508
Posted By K-Mac

Camber Caster Adjustment

For the W164/X164, W166/X166,W251 Front Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is available OEM (new car industry's best kept secret).
No camber or Caster!

CAMBER - Allows to actually "change...
10-05-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,607
Posted By K-Mac

For the W212 there is only Front and Rear Toe –...

For the W212 there is only Front and Rear Toe – directional adjustment OEM. We therefore manufacture front Camber and Caster, Rear Camber (and extra Toe) for all W212 models. The patented design...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-05-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out C63S is upper wishbone suspension...

Do point out C63S is upper wishbone suspension not strut.

We therefore manufacture a precisely adjustable (single wrench) Camber and Caster adjuster kit replacing the 4 lower arm inner bushings.
...
10-03-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By K-Mac

Thanks for feedback – quoted above kits for W203...

Thanks for feedback – quoted above kits for W203 instead of 204!

W204
Front Camber and Caster kit #502616K $480
Rear Camber (and extra Toe) #502226K $480

The K-MAC W204 rear adjuster kit...
10-03-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 40,577
Posted By K-Mac

Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is...

Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is available front and rear OEM.

We manufacture therefore the 4 front and 4 rear highest wearing bushings – replacements that are precisely single wrench...
10-03-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By K-Mac

Yes Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is...

Yes Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is available front and rear OEM.

We manufacture the 4 front and 4 rear highest wearing bushings – replacements that are precisely single wrench...
10-03-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By K-Mac

Yes Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is...

Yes Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is available front and rear OEM.

We manufacture the 4 front and 4 rear highest wearing bushings – replacements that are precisely single wrench...
09-18-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,701
Posted By K-Mac

For the W212 there is only Front and Rear Toe –...

For the W212 there is only Front and Rear Toe – directional adjustment OEM. We therefore manufacture front Camber and Caster, Rear Camber (and extra Toe) for all W212 models. The patented design...
08-22-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,535
Posted By K-Mac

As mentioned, majority of lock nut brands rely on...

As mentioned, majority of lock nut brands rely on teeth and 100% tightness to prevent looseness issues.

Prior to August 2014 we were using this type (considered amongst the World's best - the...
08-21-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,902
Posted By K-Mac

Fact is (new car industry’s best kept secret)...

Fact is (new car industry’s best kept secret) there is only front and rear Toe (directional) adjustment OEM! No Camber or Caster to actually adjust tire “contact angles”.

CAMBER – Allows to...
08-18-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,535
Posted By K-Mac

Yes it is true constantly designing new products...

Yes it is true constantly designing new products does create controversy for K-MAC.

But what you would expect with today’s autos only having Toe only - directional adjustment and we taking on the...
08-17-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,535
Posted By K-Mac

Re the $400+ price tag – thank you for pointing...

Re the $400+ price tag – thank you for pointing this out! In fact it is the rear Camber and Toe kit that is $480. Front Camber and Caster is $595.

Both kits come with bush extraction tools (and...
08-15-2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,535
Posted By K-Mac

Yes Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is...

Yes Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is available OEM (new car industry’s best kept secret).

CAMBER – Allows to actually “change tire contact angles” to resolve costly, premature edge tire...
08-14-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,468
Posted By K-Mac

Yes Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is...

Yes Toe (directional) adjustment is all that is available OEM (new car industry’s best kept secret).

CAMBER – Allows to actually “change tire contact angles” to resolve costly, premature edge tire...
08-14-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,652
Posted By K-Mac

New car industry’s best kept secret – the often...

New car industry’s best kept secret – the often quoted “Full front and rear Wheel alignment” is only “Toe” (directional) adjustment. There is no Camber or Caster to CHANGE TIRE CONTACT ANGLES!
...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-11-2017, 02:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 22,476
Posted By K-Mac

Yes rears (and fronts) get eaten as OEM there is...

Yes rears (and fronts) get eaten as OEM there is only Toe (directional) adjustment.

Fitting wide profile tires, altering height through load carrying or lowering, high cambered roads - precise...
08-11-2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 42,556
Posted By K-Mac

Have attached very latest 2017 Catalog on front...

Have attached very latest 2017 Catalog on front and rear Camber, Caster, Toe kits and uprated bushing kits to suit every model Mercedes 1968 to 2017.

All W204 “front” kits (including the C300...
08-10-2017, 02:04 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 42,556
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out K-MAC was manufacturing these style...

Do point out K-MAC was manufacturing these style spherical/mono ball bearings both thrust arms and control arms in full on competition racing over 12 years ago.

Problem was the small diameter mono...
08-07-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 149,846
Posted By K-Mac

Reason we do not manufacture adjustable rear...

Reason we do not manufacture adjustable rear upper arms is besides difficult to fit and access - to reduce premature inner edge tire wear they need to adjust top of tire outwards reducing all...
08-03-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 149,846
Posted By K-Mac

There is only Toe (directional adjustment) front...

There is only Toe (directional adjustment) front and rear for the X204 (new car industry’s best kept secret). Therefore we manufacture both front and rear Camber and Caster kits – full adjustment...
08-02-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,597
Posted By K-Mac

Could be new car industry’s best kept secret...

Could be new car industry’s best kept secret (even exotic BMW ‘M’, Mercedes ‘AMG’ or Porsche ‘991’).... all dealers or alignment shops have to work with is Front and Rear TOE (directional...
07-17-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By K-Mac

Could be new car industry’s best kept secret...

Could be new car industry’s best kept secret (even exotic BMW ‘M’, Mercedes ‘AMG’ or Porsche ‘991’).... all dealers or alignment shops have to work with is Front and Rear TOE (directional...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-05-2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,861
Posted By K-Mac

Guilty.... as you pointed out yes “K-MAC is the...

Guilty.... as you pointed out yes “K-MAC is the only company that manufactures front and rear Camber for all our cars” (plus Caster and extra Toe – every model W205 and virtually all other Models...
06-26-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By K-Mac

The necessity of having to replace control arms,...

The necessity of having to replace control arms, wheel carriers is all to do with no suspension adjustment OEM.

Since the early 1990’s only adjustment now – front and rear, is Toe. No front Camber...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-16-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,861
Posted By K-Mac

Only adjustment OEM on the rear (or front) is...

Only adjustment OEM on the rear (or front) is Toe/directional adjustment. No Camber to change tire contact angle.

We saw the need therefore to design, manufacture and reinstate from the early...
06-15-2017, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,485
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out that OEM - all dealers or alignment...

Do point out that OEM - all dealers or alignment shops have to work with is only ‘Toe’ adjustment front (and rear)!

OK if vehicle maintained and driven at showroom height, but day to day commuting...
05-31-2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,304
Posted By K-Mac

You would need to check out local alignment shops...

You would need to check out local alignment shops re fit charges.

Kits come with step by step instructions:

Basically front installation entails removal of the 4 alloy control arms.

Then...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-29-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,177
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out that because there is No Camber or...

Do point out that because there is No Camber or Caster to adjust tire contact angle, we saw the need therefore to design and re-instate from the early 90’s front and rear full/precise adjustment...
05-29-2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,627
Posted By K-Mac

Keep in mind all alignment operators have to work...

Keep in mind all alignment operators have to work with is front and rear basic Toe/directional adjustment.

No Camber or Caster to adjust tire contact angle. We saw the need therefore to design and...
05-29-2017, 02:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,304
Posted By K-Mac

Yes $480 Front, $480 Rear but do point out there...

Yes $480 Front, $480 Rear but do point out there are other kits out there priced at $2200 each. Yet with less adjustment range and nowhere near the development input of K-MAC.

Our accounting firm...
05-28-2017, 02:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,304
Posted By K-Mac

The MB Training video shows factory rear “Camber...

The MB Training video shows factory rear “Camber Adjustment” being carried out on a early W163 SUV!!

Front Camber and Caster or Rear Camber is not available on “any model” Sedan or Wagon - Only...
05-25-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,304
Posted By K-Mac

That’s right because OEM there is only front and...

That’s right because OEM there is only front and rear basic Toe/directional adjustment!

No Camber or Caster to adjust tire contact angle. We saw the need therefore to design and re-instate from...
Forum: W218
05-25-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By K-Mac

Reason is because OEM there is only front and...

Reason is because OEM there is only front and rear basic Toe/directional adjustment!

No Camber or Caster to adjust tire contact angle. We saw the need therefore to design and re-instate from the...
05-23-2017, 02:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,982
Posted By K-Mac

That’s right – because OEM there is only front...

That’s right – because OEM there is only front and rear basic Toe/directional adjustment!

No Camber or Caster to adjust tire contact angle. We saw the need therefore to design and re-instate from...
05-23-2017, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By K-Mac

Yes this is correct because OEM there is only...

Yes this is correct because OEM there is only basic Toe/directional adjustment.

No Camber or Caster to adjust tire contact angle. We saw the need therefore to design and re-instate from the early...
05-12-2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By K-Mac

Yes designed for compatibility with 4matic (We...

Yes designed for compatibility with 4matic (We manufacture front Camber and Caster also rear Camber and extra Toe kits to suit virtually every model Mercedes 1968 to 2017 – Sedans, Wagon, SUV and...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-12-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,721
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out that OEM there is only ‘Toe’...

Do point out that OEM there is only ‘Toe’ adjustment front (and rear)!

OK if vehicle maintained and driven at showroom height, but day to day commuting encountering high cambered roads,...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-11-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out that OEM there is only ‘Toe’...

Do point out that OEM there is only ‘Toe’ adjustment front (and rear)!

OK if vehicle maintained and driven at showroom height, but day to day commuting encountering high cambered roads,...
05-11-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By K-Mac

For the rear suspension we manufacturea Camber...

For the rear suspension we manufacturea Camber (and extra Toe) adjuster kit.

We do not manufacture rear Camber arms – as difficult to fit, access and adjust. Also to resolve premature inner edge...
Replies: 25
Views: 9,560
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out that OEM there is only ‘Toe’...

Do point out that OEM there is only ‘Toe’ adjustment front (and rear)!

OK if vehicle maintained and driven at showroom height, but day to day commuting encountering high cambered roads,...
04-18-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,694
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out to reduce rear end flex / twitch...

Do point out to reduce rear end flex / twitch especially when applying power lane changing / overtaking we manufacture uprated bushings (12) for the ‘6’ rear multi link arms. Noticeably improving,...
04-18-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,926
Posted By K-Mac

[QUOTE=HBC350;7118374]Anyone else here have...

[QUOTE=HBC350;7118374]Anyone else here have horrible tire wear on the inside of their rear tires. I'm dealing with a car whose rears are down to the cords on both sides in only 12K miles.[/QUOTE
...
04-10-2017, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,221
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out that there is no Front or Rear...

Do point out that there is no Front or Rear Camber adjustment to change tire contact angles - only basic Toe OEM !

To compensate for excess negative Camber / premature edge tire wear after...
03-31-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By K-Mac

Current models only have basic ‘Toe’ adjustment...

Current models only have basic ‘Toe’ adjustment front (and rear) OEM!

OK if vehicle maintained and driven at showroom height, but day to day commuting with high cambered roads, altering/lowering...
03-31-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,933
Posted By K-Mac

Re Installation – refer to instructions. We also...

Re Installation – refer to instructions. We also include with every kit the required size bush extraction and insertion tubes.

Remembering anything and everything can be improved - we therefore...
03-30-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,526
Posted By K-Mac

Yes for the front (only) you can purchase fluted...

Yes for the front (only) you can purchase fluted bolts – but they are inaccurate having ONE ONLY OFFSET POSITION, providing 3mm (1/8”).

We saw the need therefore to design, manufacture and...
03-28-2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,933
Posted By K-Mac

Yes we do create controversy by constantly...

Yes we do create controversy by constantly designing/developing new suspension products (not just sitting on the fence doing nothing flawlessly).

As set out below in attached flyer – until we...
03-28-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 686
Posted By K-Mac

We manufacture simple replacement top strut...

We manufacture simple replacement top strut mounts (no mods) to suit virtually all Mercedes models with “strut” front suspensions.

Unfortunately the W203 requires major mods to install (otherwise...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-17-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,745
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out that for the rear we manufacture a...

Do point out that for the rear we manufacture a Camber (and extra Toe) adjuster kit.

Feature is unlike “rear adjustable Camber arms” that need to move top of tire outwards (reducing all important...
03-17-2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 872
Posted By K-Mac

Besides manufacturing (single wrench adjustable)...

Besides manufacturing (single wrench adjustable) Front Camber and Caster and Rear Camber (with extra Toe) bushing kits, we also produce uprated rear bush kits for the “6 multi link arms”.

These...
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By K-Mac

Re lowering and excess negative camber/costly...

Re lowering and excess negative camber/costly inner edge tire wear !

Do point out that for the rear we manufacture a Camber (and extra Toe) adjuster kit.

Feature is unlike “rear adjustable...
03-17-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,631
Posted By K-Mac

For the front (only) you can purchase fluted...

For the front (only) you can purchase fluted bolts – but they are inaccurate having ONE ONLY OFFSET POSITION, providing 3mm (1/8”).

We saw the need therefore to design, manufacture and reinstate...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-20-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,560
Posted By K-Mac

Keep in mind W205 OEM – a “Full Front and Rear...

Keep in mind W205 OEM – a “Full Front and Rear Wheel Alignment” is only adjusting the Toe (all W205’s).

Yes that’s right – we saw the need therefore to design and reinstate from the early 90’s –...
02-19-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 42,556
Posted By K-Mac

“We destroyed the front left tire both days.......

“We destroyed the front left tire both days.... Wore the tire on the outer edge....because we didn’t run enough camber.... settings in the front are maxed out 100%. All bushings and mounts are...
02-16-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,460
Posted By K-Mac

Re excess rear inner edge tire wear W163, 164,...

Re excess rear inner edge tire wear W163, 164, 166, 251.

We saw the need and manufacture a rear adjuster kit that doubles the existing adjustment range of both Camber and Caster – resolving...
02-12-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,235
Posted By K-Mac

OK point taken, do understand where you are...

OK point taken, do understand where you are coming from.... it is the frustration of so many owners out there thinking – surely OEM a “full front and rear wheel alignment” is more than just Toe...
02-09-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out that OEM there is only ‘Toe’...

Do point out that OEM there is only ‘Toe’ adjustment front (and rear)!

OK if vehicle maintained and driven at showroom height, but day to day commuting with high cambered roads, altering/lowering...
02-09-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,749
Posted By K-Mac

For the W164/X164, W166/X166, W251 there is only...

For the W164/X164, W166/X166, W251 there is only Front “Toe” adjustment. No Camber (or Caster) to change tire contact angle.

Also front lower arm inner rear bushings are the first to fail.

We...
02-09-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,235
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out that OEM there is only ‘Toe’...

Do point out that OEM there is only ‘Toe’ adjustment front (and rear)!

OK if vehicle maintained and driven at showroom height, but day to day commuting with high cambered roads, altering/lowering...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-08-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,134
Posted By K-Mac

OEM there is only ‘Toe’ adjustment front (and...

OEM there is only ‘Toe’ adjustment front (and rear)!

OK if vehicle maintained and driven at showroom height, but day to day commuting with high cambered roads, altering height, load carrying,...
02-05-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,523
Posted By K-Mac

Great to see the front adjustable strut tops have...

Great to see the front adjustable strut tops have allowed you to achieve the 3.5 degrees Negative Camber!

Do point out that the K-MAC front bushes (replacing the 4 major highest wearing bushes)...
02-05-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By K-Mac

OEM there is only ‘Toe’ adjustment front (and...

OEM there is only ‘Toe’ adjustment front (and rear)!

OK if vehicle maintained and driven at showroom height, but day to day commuting with high cambered roads, altering height, load carrying,...
02-02-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,954
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out that OEM there is only ‘Toe’...

Do point out that OEM there is only ‘Toe’ adjustment front (and rear)!

OK if vehicle maintained and driven at showroom height, but day to day commuting with high cambered roads, altering height,...
Forum: W212 AMG
02-02-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By K-Mac

Do point out that OEM there is only ‘Toe’...

Do point out that OEM there is only ‘Toe’ adjustment front (and rear)!

OK if vehicle maintained and driven at showroom height, but day to day commuting with high cambered roads, altering height,...
02-01-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 158,515
Posted By K-Mac

Yes. Front and rear are designed to work with...

Yes. Front and rear are designed to work with 4matic accuair suspension as well.
01-31-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 158,515
Posted By K-Mac

Re lowering and excess negative camber/costly...

Re lowering and excess negative camber/costly inner edge tire wear!

Do point out that for the rear we manufacture a Camber (and extra Toe) adjuster kit.

Feature is unlike “rear adjustable...
01-29-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By K-Mac

Yes, OEM there is only ‘Toe’ adjustment front...

Yes, OEM there is only ‘Toe’ adjustment front (and rear) !

OK if vehicle maintained and driven at showroom height, but day to day commuting with high cambered roads, altering height, load...
01-24-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By K-Mac

Fact is that OEM a “full wheel alignment” the...

Fact is that OEM a “full wheel alignment” the reality is only adjustment available is front and rear Toe!

Gone are the days of full, precise front Camber and Caster and rear Camber adjustment.
...
Forum: W212 AMG
01-23-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,772
Posted By K-Mac

Yes design breakthroughs, new products always...

Yes design breakthroughs, new products always create controversy, but at K-MAC we would rather have this than being a manufacturer sitting on the fence and doing nothing flawlessly. History shows...
01-23-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 42,556
Posted By K-Mac

Competition racing is all about the pursuit of...

Competition racing is all about the pursuit of fastest lap times....

That’s where we come in when it comes to traction to hit those corner apexes everytime and also dramatically reduce understeer...
01-23-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By K-Mac

For the ML63/164, 166, 251 and earlier 163 we...

For the ML63/164, 166, 251 and earlier 163 we manufacture set of 4 replacement lower arm rear bushings that provide both Camber and Toe adjustment.

Kit replaces the 4 rear highest wearing bushings...
Forum: W212 AMG
01-23-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,772
Posted By K-Mac

Chiromikey – let us know when you have that W212...

Chiromikey – let us know when you have that W212 because recall at the time we did offer (and still have) a free upgraded rear kit for your W211 with airmatic suspension.

Yes the W212 rear...
01-01-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,338
Posted By K-Mac

CLK-Class (W209)

Yes - ex-factory there is no Front Camber and Caster or Rear Camber, only Front and Rear Toe adjustment - all good if car is at showroom height!

You can purchase the inaccurate one offset...
12-18-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,788
Posted By K-Mac

“ALIGNMENT”.... Only front and rear ‘Toe’...

“ALIGNMENT”.... Only front and rear ‘Toe’ adjustment is available OEM !
You can fit (for the front only) inaccurate one only position offset bolts offering a minimal 3mm (1/8”).

“KICKS OUT”.......
10-31-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,101
Posted By K-Mac

Do keep in mind only adjustment available...

Do keep in mind only adjustment available ex-factory is “Toe” (and tire rotation).

No “Camber” to change tire contact angle to resolve costly/premature edge tire wear and improve traction. No...
Forum: W212 AMG
10-31-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By K-Mac

OK, OK.... but if you do there is a free kit...

OK, OK.... but if you do there is a free kit waiting. As we have not been sitting still. Saw and have met the challenge of a “bolt-on” rear Camber adjustment facility to suit the alloy rear arms on...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-20-2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,319
Posted By K-Mac

Delivery Australia wide $22. Re group...

Delivery Australia wide $22.


Re group buys - what we offer instead is one stop express air delivery USA/Canada (average delivery time is 3 to 4 days) direct to each purchaser! We subsidise the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-20-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,319
Posted By K-Mac

Fact is there is only "Toe” adjustment and/or...

Fact is there is only "Toe” adjustment and/or tire rotation !

No Front or rear "Camber” to change tire contact angle to compensate if other than stock height or what is perceived average driving...
10-13-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By K-Mac

ONLY ADJUSTMENT DEALERS OR ALIGNMENT SHOPS HAVE...

ONLY ADJUSTMENT DEALERS OR ALIGNMENT SHOPS HAVE TO WORK WITH IS FRONT AND REAR “TOE” ALONG WITH TYRE ROTATION !

NO CAMBER OR CASTER TO RESOLVE PREMATURE/COSTLY EDGE TYRE WEAR, STEERING PULL OR TO...
10-13-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,944
Posted By K-Mac

We manufacture front ‘Camber' and ‘Caster’ and...

We manufacture front ‘Camber' and ‘Caster’ and rear ‘Camber’ and extra ‘Toe’ adjuster kits to suit virtually every Mercedes Model 1968 to 2016.

For the SUV’s (W163, W164/X164,W166/X166, W251) the...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-04-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,085
Posted By K-Mac

Wow 650 at the rear wheels – what is the engine...

Wow 650 at the rear wheels – what is the engine putting out?

Certainly not the bushings re “Gummy bears”. K-MAC bush design has twice the load bearing area than OEM and has been in...
10-03-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,242
Posted By K-Mac

Yes– K-MAC Camber and Caster kits are...

Yes– K-MAC Camber and Caster kits are manufactured for all models including 4matic.

As previously explained these bushes simply replace the 4 front highest wearing bushings at the same time.
09-12-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By K-Mac

Update - we have managed to design the...

Update - we have managed to design the replacement top strut mounts so there is no height increase and yes these provide some serious adjustment on track days to reduce understeer. Allowing to go...
09-12-2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,242
Posted By K-Mac

How?.... K-MAC front Camber and Caster...

How?.... K-MAC front Camber and Caster replacement bushings are supplied with bush extraction and insertion tubes.

The unique K-MAC patented design allows bushes to then be pressed in, in any...
09-12-2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,242
Posted By K-Mac

As explained, the “fluted bolts” for Caster (and...

As explained, the “fluted bolts” for Caster (and Camber) are inaccurate – offering a one only minimal (1/8”) offset position.

We therefore designed the K-MAC adjusters to provide precise, accurate...
09-09-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,242
Posted By K-Mac

Since the early 1990’s virtually all today’s...

Since the early 1990’s virtually all today’s vehicles only have front and rear Toe adjustment – turning wheels in or out.

So yes adjusting, improving tire contact / wear area / traction – is all...
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