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Old 07-19-2008, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default How do I remove lower camber bolts? (Ingalls)

After an hour of trying, I've all but given up.

What is the trick to removing aftermarket camber bolts fron the lower hole of the front suspension? I can't for the life of me get them to come out. It's already loose, but the lobe seems to be caught on something. Is there an orientation for the upper/lower bolt needs to be in order for it to slide out?

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Old 07-19-2008, 02:03 PM   #2
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I tried the delicate method all morning, but in the end the hammer worked best. Both are now out. Key was to put the stock in the top at full negative, then rotate the lower for full negative camber as well. Left side came out real easily, it was the right side that put up a fight.

I'm going to steer clear of these in the future since I just don't fare well against them. I'll just have to shell out for some camber plates if I want more camber.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:58 PM   #3
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Meh, I change mine out on a regular basis. The trick Ive learned is to turn the bolt so the lobe faces down. Then take the BFH to it, comes out like a champ.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:47 PM   #4
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I got it out with the BFH, but I think I turned the arrow to neg camber. Oh well, I have a new hate for those stupid things.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:13 PM   #5
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mine are stuck in too!!!!!
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:56 PM   #6
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mine are stuck in too!!!!!
Someone else said to point the arrow of the cam straight down with the stock bolt up top, then whack with the hammer.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:35 AM   #7
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mine were stuck as well. I took off the rotor to get better access to hit the bolt with a hammer (leave the nut one the end though.) That did the trick
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say no to bolts, get plates
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say no to bolts, get plates
In a world where money grew on trees
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In a world where money grew on trees
Or where commonly available plates would work with your struts
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:15 PM   #11
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money does grow on trees, you just need to know how to get it

this is why i no longer run bolts


I did not hit anything. I was making a u-turn in a parking lot. I was behaving.

i don't run plates either because it's not in the budget. back to OEM for me. I miss -2.5 for the autocrosses... that wasn't enough, but the degree-and-a-quarter I've got now is garbage
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I used a BFH


bolt was siezed to the hub, wouldn't turn or go in or out, we took teh hub completely out and held it and the strut on the ground while we pounded on it.

WRX sedan A-arms, custom length lateral links, and front camber plates and I have -3 deg on all four corners with no aftermarket camber bolts and the stock bolt in the "neutral" position (01 coupe) Never feared a failure ith the aftermarket bolts, they were just a pain to deal with.
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