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Old 01-15-2006, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Camber plate and bolt question

If you're installing camber plates in the front, does is make sense/is it possible to remove the camber bolt from the front suspension and put it in the rear? Then you'd take the rear bolt and use it up front (so there would be zero adjustability at the front hub)....

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If this is not a good idea, anyone know where you can order the front bolts that hold the struts in (the non-cam kind)?


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Old 01-15-2006, 02:12 PM   #2
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NO the bolts are different!
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Old 01-15-2006, 04:56 PM   #3
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the top holes in front are slightly elliptical to accomodate the camber bolt. It wont fit in the rear. They are not the same as aftermarket bolts, which are designed differently (ie, thinner.)
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Old 01-15-2006, 07:59 PM   #4
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...can NOT use front bolts in rear...NO....won't fit.
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:25 PM   #5
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I buy my replacement bolts, nuts and wheel studs from SubaruParts.com. Great company to deal with online. Very prompt, efficient and professional.

Here are some relevant part numbers/prices for the '04 STi...
Nut for camber/standard bolt (front or rear) - 20550AA010, $5.47
Standard bolt - 20540AA090, $3.75
Front camber bolt - 20540AA100, $2.53 (flange bolt in Subaruspeak)
Wheel stud - 28055AA002, $1.71 (hub bolt in Subaruspeak)
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Old 01-15-2006, 11:30 PM   #6
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Now that I think about it, I guess it was a pretty stupid question....oh well, these forums make it to easy to get answers that sometimes I don't even try to think before asking.

So would people reccomend replacing the front camber adjusting bolts with standard bolts when getting camber plates? I would think that by doing this you'd have a more accurate L to R camber adjustment.
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Old 01-16-2006, 11:45 AM   #7
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I think it was a very good question, even if only because I asked about putting the stock camber bolts in the rear myself a while back. And I'd hate to think my question was stupid.

As for your other question, I would personally leave in the stock front bolts even with a camber plate for that extra little bit. But then, I asked the camber bolt question, so you might want to ignore my answer.
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Old 01-16-2006, 11:47 PM   #8
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So would people reccomend replacing the front camber adjusting bolts with standard bolts when getting camber plates?
no. The shape of the hole is designed to accomodate the stock camber bolt; I think there may be more risk of slippage with the standard bolts. Of course I could be making that up.

At any rate, it is pretty clear where "max" camber is when you put the bolt in. Just leave it there for your stock -1.0 or whatever you get, and use the plates to adjust from there.
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