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 Post subject: AU camber
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:22 pm 
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I know the E Series Falcons had trouble with camber resulting in uneven tyre wear unless an aftermarker camber caster kit was fitted. Was wondering if the AU's and BA's had the same problem?

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU camber
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:24 pm 
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if its lowered? then yes you will still need a camber kit, well atleats a few shims on the std mounts to correct the camber..
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 Post subject: Re: AU camber
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:28 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
if its lowered? then yes you will still need a camber kit, well atleats a few shims on the std mounts to correct the camber..


If the AU is standard height then I shouldn't have any problems would I?
Doing as much research as I can before commiting to buying a AU ute.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU camber
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:34 pm 
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If its standard you should have no issues.
If you need one but a camber kit for an AU is an hours worth of DIY work anyway.
4x M10x40 high tensile bolts , a dremel and a stick welder and your done.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU camber
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:42 pm 
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yes i learnt the hard way,
i purchased a castor kit but the ebay seller shafted me, so i just took it for an alignment.
and in my case i didnt need the castor kit after all, as there was enough thread on the std upper arm mounts to use a few shims without needing the castor kit..
then the ebay castor kit arrives a month later :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: AU camber
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:15 am 
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About to lower my AU1. Just using king lows, so will i absilutely need some shims to correct camber or is it a matter of putting it all together and then seeing if i need to do it ?
I have no idea where the shims go so is it a quick job with it together or something i'd want to put in while i have it apart putting the springs/shocks in ?
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 Post subject: Re: AU camber
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:32 pm 
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If I were you I would go and get a set of BA/BF XR6/8 or F6 or GT Top control arms and add them to your AU. They already have a couple of shims on them and they have longer bolts.
You would definitely need to change both sides and yes, they do fit. I have a set on my AU and they have made it so my tyres DON'T wear on the outer edge.

I am sure that Macarthur spares, a sponsor on here, would be able to give you a reasonable price. :D
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 Post subject: Re: AU camber
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:33 pm 
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Sorry Viper, I didn't see that you were from Tassie. :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: AU camber
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:12 am 
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Sorry Viper, I didn't see that you were from Tassie. :roll:


It's ok George, they have invented a service called post. You can send s**t all over the world these days!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU camber
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:12 am 
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It's ok George, they have invented a service called post. You can send s**t all over the world these days!!


I was thinking of the cost is all. :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: AU camber
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:08 am 
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lol. I'll look into it, thanks for the info.
%90 of my car parts, even engines, gearboxes etc, were baught from he mainland and freighted down, it's not to bad cost wise and a hell of a lot cheaper than buying anything here :)
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