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 Post subject: Can someone please explain to me how camber kits work?
Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:58 pm 
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Hi, can someone out there explain to me how Camber Kits work?

And do you think i need one?

Wheels are straight in both pics

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It almost looks like the rims are like \ / pointing outwards at the front.

Any help would be great.

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone please explain to me how camber kits work?
Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:18 pm 
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camber kits allow more adjustment to the top control arms and you would need to get a wheel alignment after install, i would recommend them otherwise your wheel aligner may have to settle for "near enough"
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Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:45 pm 
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Motivat-ed wrote:
Hi, can someone out there explain to me how Camber Kits work?

And do you think i need one?

Wheels are straight in both pics

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It almost looks like the rims are like \ / pointing outwards at the front.

Any help would be great.

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by the pics your tyre top is leaning in about a
3-4 deg.,normal is 1\2 -1 deg..you need them to push the tyre out square.did you lower it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone please explain to me how camber kits work?
Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:03 pm 
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Don't they just have longer threads to allow more shims?

*edit- in the upper control arm bush mounts.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:04 pm 
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low_ryda wrote:
Don't they just have longer threads to allow more shims?

*edit- in the upper control arm bush mounts.

correct-45-50mm long threads and 20-25mm shims,if required

 

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone please explain to me how camber kits work?
Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:53 am 
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Ive got super lows all round, never really started to notice it before now.

Would replacing bushes in the front help or not at all?
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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:36 am 
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Some aftermarket ones use rachet or slide adjustment instead of shims.You can get away without them with lows but superlows look to bring the top in too far. Bushes would certainly help if yours are shagged!

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:48 am 
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Going through all my pics of the car since its been lowered the camber wasn't as bad as it is now. I do know that some bushes in the front have pretty much gone its either the lower control arm bush, I'm not sure, ill get some pics of it tomorrow
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if the top bushes are gone then replacing with the camber kits is the best option
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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:19 am 
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Going through all my pics of the car since its been lowered the camber wasn't as bad as it is now. I do know that some bushes in the front have pretty much gone its either the lower control arm bush, I'm not sure, ill get some pics of it tomorrow

lower arm inner and upper inner-castor kit,rad.arm bushes on both ends,unless the ball joints are shot x 2

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:59 pm 
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I just went and took some pics of the bushes that Ive noticed have s**t themselves

This one
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This is actually bent backwards has been for as long as i remember, no idea how I'm going to get it off to put new bushes on
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Last on is of the drivers side.
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Are all these making the camber like it is or even be apart of the camber problem?

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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Well they definately wont be helping! They should be changed. The bent swaybar pin should come out ok but you'll need a new one.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Thanks for the link El-ghia01 but Ive already got a full bush kit coming for the car
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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:53 pm 
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Just picked up my full nolathane bush kit and seen it comes with a camber caster kit, will this help once installed?

The kit is called EVOFORD2
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