Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
10/24/12 9:59 a.m.

We got to spend some time in the garage (or driveway, as the case may be) and replaced most of the suspension on our Camry. We ditched the worn-out struts and soft springs for some mild, yet effective Tokico HP struts with H&R springs. A slightly larger rear anti-roll bar was added to help the car rotate a bit. We also replaced the no-name brake pads with Hawk’s very street-worthy HPS compound.

The 600-treadwear 205/60R15 tires and standard-issue 15x6-inch rims were traded out for some of Nitto NT555 tires. The 235/45R17 size is a perfect fit for the Konig Feather 17x7.5-inch rims we chose. The whole package tucks neatly into the fenders—and didn’t require any body modifications. The car was then aligned with the help of some SPC camber-adjusting bolts. We dialed in about 1.5 degrees of negative camber in the front and zero toe at all four corners.

These changes transformed our Camry into a much more sporting sedan. We can’t wait to get the car on track to see how much of an improvement these basic bolt-ons have made.

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