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Old 02-09-2002, 12:51 AM   #1
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Default Question regarding Ingalls adjustable camber bolts

Need a sanity check from someone who has some first hand experience with the Ingalls adjustable camber bolts. I recently installed a set of M2 lowering springs, and in doing so also ordered a set of Ingalls 14mm adjustable camber bolts (part#3542) to install in the rear mounts prior to getting the car aligned. Well, much to my surprise the Ingalls bolt is such a tight fit, that after two tries, and visions of having one of these bolts broken off in my strut mount, I did the only right thing and put the stock bolt back in place.

I was traveling today and could not get Ingalls number to talk with their tech support, so I am hoping someone can confirm any or all of the following questions : 1) Is the 14mm size correct? 2) Is the Ingalls part number 3542 correct? 3) Do these fit that tight by design?

Alignment of the knuckle is not the issue as I can immediately re-install the factory bolt with nothing more than a slight lift to the wheel and knuckle assembly.

Thanks for any info that can be provided!
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Old 02-09-2002, 02:11 AM   #2
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I had to file down the cam lobe, on the bolt, on some I used before getting my DMS 50's. I think, after more fileing than I cared to do a second time, I used a grinder on the second bolt lobe and fine tuned it with the file. They do need to be tight but no way were they goning in without some metal off them. Another pain in the a$$ with them is the nut or bolt head seemed to be some size I'd never needed before in all my 20+ years of autocrossing and car buying. Tighten them to the max recomended torque but not over as they are somewhat subject to rounding. Also, if you have to loosen and retighten them a few times to get your alignment right, they may no longer stay in place even if torqued properly. Buy another set or Locktight them if you need to make more than two or three adjustments.
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Old 02-09-2002, 12:54 PM   #3
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Default hmm, interesting

I'm in the process of ordering the MUS12514 Whiteline Camber Bolts from Vivid... wondering if these will also have to be "custom tuned" to get them on my car...
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Old 02-09-2002, 02:22 PM   #4
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Default Thanks !, plus some new info

Thanks for the feedback you confirmed my suspicions. I actually took the car in this morning. Did a baseline with the M2 springs and the front adjusters set for its maximum negative camber (inward at the top) setting with stock adjusters. The baseline read -1.20(L) -1.30(R),Front toe was way messed up with the left slightly in and the right in a toe-out config. The rear camber was -1.4 (L) and -1.8 (R) and toe was in a little. We installed the Ingalls adjustable camber bolts and were able to set the rear camber to -.80 and the fronts were left at the original setting.Toe for both front and rear was set for 0.0. The main thing I wanted people to know was that the Ingalls bolts were the right part# and that if you don't use them in the rear after lowering your car, you will probably chew-up your rear tires fairly quickly.

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Old 02-09-2002, 03:08 PM   #5
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jeff,

Did you have to do any filing/alterations to the bolts? You say you were able to get to -.8 camber, ~ 1 degree change from your baseline, was there more adjustment? or was -.8 where you wanted it?

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