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Old 09-08-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default 2012 WRX - mismatched(?) rear camber

Hi folks! I just got back from the alignment shop, and found that the rear camber on my car does not match.

I'm lowered on RCE Blacks, Koni Yellows, and 2010 WRX Struts and top hats.

Front:Left
Camber: -2.1
Caster: 6.8
Toe: 0

Front:Right
Camber: -2.1
Caster: 6.2
Toe: 0

Rear:Left
Camber: -1.6
Toe: 0

Rear:Right
Camber: -2.3
Toe: 0

Is the mis-matched rear camber normal? Should I be worried? Should I go back to stock then have this looked at, and possibly fixed under warranty?

Also, is caster adjustable on our cars? Would the 0.6 caster difference up front also be something I need to look into?

Thank you!
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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did you ever figure this out? i have same issue
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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how would you even adjust the rear? isnt there no adjustment?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:27 PM   #5
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Hi, did you get this resolved or looked at?

I'm on Epic Springs. Rear Camber is now Left: -1.39 and Right: -2.22

Looking into the whiteline set to correct these.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:46 AM   #6
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A preloaded sway bar (ie, solid non adjustable endlinks) could create some difference in camber, but I don't think it would cause that much.

Id possibly look at the rear LCA and see if it's bent.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #7
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A preloaded sway bar (ie, solid non adjustable endlinks) could create some difference in camber, but I don't think it would cause that much.

Id possibly look at the rear LCA and see if it's bent.
Hmm, I'm also running Kartboy solid endlinks in the rear with an 08 STI oem sway.

Both lower control arms where replaced by dealer under warranty but it did not fix the problem. Of course, I don't trust the dealer.

Could it be time to replace bushings? I'm looking into the Whiteline Rear Camber set and wonder (because I cannot find the instructions) if these bushings take care of the ones I would need to replace.

Bottom line I need atleast -2 camber on the rears. Have some rubbing issues with 18x8 RPF1s on the side with -1.39

PS. Sorry for the thread jack.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:40 AM   #8
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Measure your rear ride height, hub center to Fender.

Ultimately, its not uncommon for non-adjustable camber to be off by up to a degree. Just nature of tolerances.

Get adjustable lower control arms if it bugs you.
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Measure your rear ride height, hub center to Fender.

Ultimately, its not uncommon for non-adjustable camber to be off by up to a degree. Just nature of tolerances.

Get adjustable lower control arms if it bugs you.
Any other options before changing out LCA's?
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You need camber adjustment. On your chassis, the only way is with offset bushings which are crap to work with, or adjustable LCAs. No other options.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:37 PM   #11
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or MSI adjustable upper control arms, which are texa$$. about $2000
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:43 PM   #12
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You need camber adjustment. On your chassis, the only way is with offset bushings which are crap to work with, or adjustable LCAs. No other options.
And by crap you mean Installing them or adjusting camber after that "easy install"?
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:44 PM   #13
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Both.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:06 PM   #14
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The PowerFlex bushings were very simple to adjust.
I had -1.6 and -2.1 and with my first try got them within less than 0.1 deg of each other at ~-1.4.
Installation is easy once you get the old bushings out.
You will need a big press and an air hammer. I took my upper arms to a local shop and they pressed the bushings out.

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