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    Default Camber adjustment??

    I took car in for wheel alignment after installing new rear sway bar, track bar, trailing arm etc..they wanted an extra $125 to install a camber kit on driver side. Can I install kit myself?? It was -1.4 degrees


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    Default Re: Camber adjustment??

    Buy some camber bolts and put them in. You would ideally bring it back for another alignment.

    I am taking for granted you are referring to the back wheels.
    If mine was -1.4, I would be happy. Mine is over 2 and don't notice tire wear

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    Default Re: Camber adjustment??

    Front driver side


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    they cost about 20 bucks a pair, front or backs, take the top strut bolt out of the knuckle, install the camber bolt, go get it re aligned.

    i just bought camber bolts for all 4 struts after installing new struts, wish i had them at the time of install, just aint had the time to install em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    they cost about 20 bucks a pair, front or backs, take the top strut bolt out of the knuckle, install the camber bolt, go get it re aligned.

    i just bought camber bolts for all 4 struts after installing new struts, wish i had them at the time of install, just aint had the time to install em.
    Does quality of bolt matter? GM? AutoZone?


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    Default Re: Camber adjustment??

    Thank you.


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    Default Re: Camber adjustment??

    Can also get camber shims....

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    Default Re: Camber adjustment??

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    Is there a specific way to install camber bolt? Has + and - next to head. There is a number 2 on washer. Confused??


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    i understand they go in the same direction as the the bolt you removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    i understand they go in the same direction as the the bolt you removed.
    That's what the instructions say too.


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    if you loosen up the lower stock bolt, you can turn the camber bolt and see the whole knuckle move.

    but it might be best to just leave it tight install the new camber bolt and let the shop fine tune it, this way your no worse off if you cant get it re aligned quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    if you loosen up the lower stock bolt, you can turn the camber bolt and see the whole knuckle move.

    but it might be best to just leave it tight install the new camber bolt and let the shop fine tune it, this way your no worse off if you cant get it re aligned quickly.
    Just install cam bolt and get it realigned again. Just paid $59.95. Will I have to pay that amount again?


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    likely. you didnt pay enough for a lifetime deal. those are like 175 bucks.

    never know, some shops will hook ya up being you were just there, id go back and ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    likely. you didnt pay enough for a lifetime deal. those are like 175 bucks.

    never know, some shops will hook ya up being you were just there, id go back and ask.
    Yeah... steering wheel is off from alignment done last Saturday.


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    Default Re: Camber adjustment??

    My rears are at max camber because they ran out of adjustment. 2 shops here (but same chain) said they won't do an alignment with aftermarket camber bolts due to liability. It was suggested I slot the top hole to gain more adjustment.
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    That's where they get you with aftermarket bolts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundyman View Post
    That's where they get you with aftermarket bolts.


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    Took car back to have steering wheel adjusted. Now the car is fully aligned. No camber adjustment needed. Just amazing.


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    Default Re: Camber adjustment??

    I hated using the camber bolts, they are super tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiggles View Post
    I hated using the camber bolts, they are super tight.
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    not what it looks like

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