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I am trying to follow JD's guide and running into a challenge. I cannot get more than 2 degrees camber on the front Right at 4 5/8 ride height - it's got a new engine cradle, suspension arms bolts...am I missing something or is something tweaked?

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Is one of the lower controll arms bent?

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Not unusual to get stuck at 2 degrees. Should get a bit more at that RH, but 4 5/8" is a bit too low. Go up to at least 4.75". Bent parts aren't a bad thing. Just have to figure out which ones to bend in the right direction. None of these cars get optimal camber with factory straight parts. Infer what you may...

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quote:
Originally posted by Casey Z:
None of these cars get optimal camber with factory straight parts. Infer what you may...

Ouch. I have found that 2.9* at 4.5" ride height in the front is the unbent amount (for my chassis). I used to have over 3* at 4.75" but "lost it" in an accident. After replacing everything and measuring lots of new and used OEM pieces I'm confident that 2.9* is the standard. I also boosted max camber to 3.5* at 4.5" in another bump but "repaired" it back to 2.9*. So if you're stuck at 2*, there's something measureably bent in a not advantageous direction, IMHO.

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Agree with JD. In all my cars, past and present, I was always able get more than -2.0 degrees camber with unbent parts. Most likely, you got something bent.

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I'll check for a bent control arm. As I mentioned above, the engine cradle, Upper and Lower control arms, bushings etc.. where replaced following an "incident". Parts, according to the shop invoice were $285 (labor not included) for upper and lower control arm including bushings, would that be cost new or used?

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You didn't get all new parts for that price. Some/all used for sure, but that is not necessarily "bad". Used parts are fine if they are checked out good.

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Did you do the krowbar trick? There is a little extra slop in the hole for the cam bolts. If you put a krowbar in between the suspension arm and sub frame and apply a little pressure, you can get a little extra.

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quote:
Originally posted by Motor City Hamilton:
Did you do the krowbar trick? There is a little extra slop in the hole for the cam bolts. If you put a krowbar in between the suspension arm and sub frame and apply a little pressure, you can get a little extra.

I like the sound of that trick - it's even legal [Smile]

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Max Camber, wasn't he in the "Cannonball Run" movie?

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this is an old post I know, but I am running 2.5 up front and 2.6 in the rear ride height is 4.5, how is that stacking up with you guys?

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