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Old 06-12-2006, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default whacky rear camber settings...rear camber bolts a good fix?

recently i curbed my car and had to get it fixed. the car got a 4 wheel alignment and i was told that the rear left knuckle is very slighlty bent BUT that wasnt the side that hit the curb. So obviously it happened from the previous owner of the car.

Ive been dirving with the bent knuckle for over a year with no problems and was told to not really worry about it as it is only effecting the alignement in the back by about .2 degrees. after i got the car back i noticed that the rear right wheel wheel camber is set much differently than the other. it almost looks like it has positive camber. i replaced all the damaged parts on the car in the accident so its not like this from a bent hub or anything like that.

I was thinking about getting some rear camber bolts and getting an another alignement and hopefully this would be an easy fix for this. would this be a good idea or ok?

Im going to ask for stockish camber settings in the rear and to max out the stock camber bolts in the front for as much equal camber as possilble. also ill ask for 0 toe all around. is this a good idea? i dont want or have the money for camber plates so please dont suggest these for the rear or front even though i know they are better than bolts. any other suggestions?
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:20 AM   #2
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Post the alignment settings from the printout they (should) have given you. Rear camber bolts are really the only way to adjust back there, so spend the $30 and take it to a shop where they will adjust to your specs. Zero toe = GOOD. Whatever neg camber you want all around. More neg in the front will help cornering - and will not sacrifice tire life as long as the toe is zero. More neg camber in the rear keeps the back end planted in turns.
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hm well i kinda smacked a curb too... they were able to get it within the green limits but they said not in perfect..... i guess i shouldn't worry about it? i hit the front tire so it may be that it'd have to be a drastic fix for a really small camber change...
anyway i get the car back ina day or two, i suppose i shouldn't notice a differnce
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Old 06-13-2006, 01:39 PM   #4
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I too hit a curb. My right rear is bent...not sure what, but its enough to have 1 degree more positive camber than the left rear. I bought a set of camber bolts, got it aligned, and now the camber and toe is even on both sides.
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hm well my left and right front tires are what got hit bad,,,,, but if its withint the manufacturers green is it close enough to normal? i'm still freaked out cause its still practically new,

i meantened i could bring some new camber bolts but i think it was minimal minimal problem with the front alignment, not the rear
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ok good stuff thats what i wanted to hear. they didnt give me a sheet i know

the shop that did the repairs goes to a different place for alignements and tire mounting so they didnt give me the sheet. Im gonna order the camber bolts soon and get a nice alignment.
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