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...These cars weren'r even built with rear sway bars, which to me says all the camber change that Lotus wants to keep in check is in the front, not the rear.
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The swab bar has nothing to do camber.
Camber and roll stiffness are independently adjustable and have no cross coupling effects.

and yes....You may want some toe out on the front.
 

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The only easy way to know for sure if your camber is correct or not is to take tire temps at the inside/middle/outside of the tire and compare. Assuming tire pressure is correct (linear temperature profile across the tire, as opposed to middle of the tire being hot or cold), then you can tell if camber is in the ballpark by the difference between inner and outer temps. Outer temp should be just a little hotter than inner, but not more than 5-10 degrees.

Since you seem to be into Forza, try tuning your setup and looking at the HUD data, you can see this effect there. The Forza alignment settings are not quite right for the Elise, but the method is the same. Once you understand how it works, you can find a track and do the same to your real car.
^that^ is a very well written post.
 
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