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Old 10-27-2009, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Anyone with a GC8 OEM camber bolt laying around, can you measure it?

The diameter, please. I had to replace one and the one I purchased from Subaru, referencing multiple places for the part number, is too large to fit in the knuckle by a good amount. The part number seems to be right but the bolt just doesn't fit.
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:45 PM   #2
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silly question, you know you may have to move the knuckle around a bit to get everything to line up in order for the whole bolt to go through? That'll mean loosening up the other bolt.
Just asking, as it could be easy to over look if you haven't done this before.
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:34 PM   #3
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silly question, you know you may have to move the knuckle around a bit to get everything to line up in order for the whole bolt to go through? That'll mean loosening up the other bolt.
Just asking, as it could be easy to over look if you haven't done this before.
The knuckle was removed from the strut, and sitting in open air. The threads went into the hole but the eccentric portion would not, by more than a few mms.
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:47 PM   #4
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diameter of the cam is 16.5mm. I got about 16.34 actually with a set of calipers.

You do know that the bolt only fits through the upper front hole in one direction, right?
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:35 PM   #5
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diameter of the cam is 16.5mm. I got about 16.34 actually with a set of calipers.

You do know that the bolt only fits through the upper front hole in one direction, right?
Yeah...this is a shop it was at, so hopefully they know. Head of the bolt facing the middle of the car.

Thanks for the measurement, I need to find the caliper and measure mine.
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:43 PM   #6
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everything from a 90 legacy to a 2010 sti uses the same bolt.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:16 PM   #7
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everything from a 90 legacy to a 2010 sti uses the same bolt.
Actually the 2004 and under has one part number, and 2004 and up has another. Different bolts.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:21 PM   #8
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diameter of the cam is 16.5mm. I got about 16.34 actually with a set of calipers.

You do know that the bolt only fits through the upper front hole in one direction, right?
Mine is 16.38mm...what the hell. Obviously not enough for a big difference the way it wouldn't go in...
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:32 PM   #9
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This thread has just become my failblog.

I went out to the garage, took it apart and compared the eccentric bolt to the hole. There was a lot of corrosion in the hole, probably due to a New York winter. The smaller aftermarket bolt would allow more junk to get in there and allow for more build up.

So an hour later with a file, some elbow grease, and some actual grease, the bolt is in and camber is set.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:37 PM   #10
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Actually the 2004 and under has one part number, and 2004 and up has another. Different bolts.
they're still all the same. The difference is the coating on them.
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