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Old 06-27-2002, 12:50 PM   #1
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Default Camber Bolts, Is it best to install them during spring install or........

To have the alignment shop install them during alignment? I've heard you have to let your car settle for 2 weeks on the new springs before getting alignment done. Is this true? Let me know if camber bolts are NECESSARY or not for Eibach pro kit. If there is even .0001 inch camber that will affect tread wear on my tires, I will get them.

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Old 06-27-2002, 06:43 PM   #2
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interested in answers to these same questions.bump!!
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Old 06-27-2002, 07:22 PM   #3
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Default I installed Eibach springs and was at -1.6 and 1.8 negative

in rear after the install. YOu need an alignment anyway so you may want to go ahead and put the bolts in and correct for the excessive camber by turning the bolts all the way. I have not heard 2 weeks but driving on this for 3 days probably wont wear tires too badly.


My alignment shop wanted the absurd price of $30 per bolt just to install the ones I brought with me. They wanted 100$ to sell them to me!

I got Specialty EZcam bolts for $25 for the pair. If you get the springs installed by a shop, have them do the camber bolts for free.

I think the stock spec for the rear is 1.3 negative but remember I installed the WRX Eibach prokit on a 2002 RS 2.5L which has unique strut tops compared to the WRX and the '01 RS. Your rear camber may be very different before adjustment. I really didn't see the springs settle much. Some people load their trunk with heavy stuff to rush the settling.

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Old 06-27-2002, 07:52 PM   #4
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So really do not need a new alignment after the Eibachs at all..the drop is not so significant that camber in the rear will be affected significantly, if at all.

As for the bolts, if you are going to install them, mind as well be with the struts off the car...if they are doing springs, the camber bolt install should be included for the same price!

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Old 06-27-2002, 08:53 PM   #5
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So really do not need a new alignment after the Eibachs at all..the drop is not so significant that camber in the rear will be affected significantly, if at all.

As for the bolts, if you are going to install them, mind as well be with the struts off the car...if they are doing springs, the camber bolt install should be included for the same price!

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Yes you will need an alignment after you replace the springs. I don't care if you put the same old springs back on, if you pull the struts off, your front end camber will be off. If you install the rear camber bolts, then your rear camber will also be off.
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Old 06-28-2002, 12:29 AM   #6
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You definitely want the alignment done, but before investing in camber bolts find out what camber people have been getting when installing the Eibachs's. It will increase neg. camber, but likely (check first though) much. If it is slight (a couple of tenths) I woouldn't worry about camber bolts. Camber bolts have a tendency to loosen especially under spirited (ie autox) driving, thus if you really don't need them- don't get them.

Make sure to bump up (increase) your neg. camber in front w/ the oe bolts- I'd suggest at least -1.0 (oe spec is -.25) this will help turn in and decrease slightly the understeer tendenicies.

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Old 06-28-2002, 03:39 AM   #7
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Thanks guys!

I don't know to much about all this negitive camber talk but I appriciate any help I can get.

I will not get them right away. I will see what happens. If anyone out there has the Eibachs and no camber bolts, I would like to hear from them. Let me know about treadwear.

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Dont know the diff between the Eibachs and my Whitelines, but I did not need rear camber bolts for my whitelines. There was enough suspension play to make the rear camber within factory spec. However I was told if I went any lower, camber bolts would be a necessity. The whitelines lower the car aprox. 1.5" up front and 1" in the rear.
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Old 07-08-2002, 06:59 PM   #9
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Got eibachs on my wagon. Was able to get approx. -1.5 both sides on rear without bolts. There is some slop between bolts/holes in rear -- lever inward on bottom of hub assy. when tightening to minimize neg. camber.
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