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Old 03-21-2021, 05:25 PM   #1
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I'm about to buy STi lower control arms and a roll center kit to help compensate for 19mm lowering. LCA will add castor so I wanted to see where my castor is first before buying and installing. Stock range is 2.8 to 4.4 degrees. Mine is 3.4 left and 4.3 right. A .9 degree difference seems high to me, but both are within the acceptable range. Should note toe is zero front and back and all 4 corners are -1.5 degrees camber. I wonder if it's because of worn bushings, etc. New LCA's will get me fresh bushings plus the roll center kit gives me new ball joints and tie rod ends. Any thoughts or concerns on the castor difference left to right?
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Old 03-21-2021, 05:30 PM   #2
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Slack the 2 x bolts on the front control arm rear bushings - lever bushing forward and outward to increase caster or rearward and inward to reduce caster.
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Old 03-21-2021, 11:41 PM   #3
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pretty much what 2pot said above.

when you install your new arms, push the rear bushing housing out and back when you tighten to the point where it won't move. that'll give you max caster on each side.

a little tricky to even out left and right. your alignment shop should be able to adjust for you on the fly during adjustments. it's atypical though unless it's a shop worth their salt.
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