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Author Topic:   Camber and a lot of it
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted September 23, 2002 01:02 PM
Ok I have replaced my stock springs with the afco super stock which says it requires no spacers but are a inche or two shorter than stock and before the change I had the right front a fram shimmed out a lot for camber and the left front had no shims and that put the tire basically in the neutral camber zone.(another words the tire was standing up strait.) After the spring change I did not change the shims and I have like some major camber on the right front and a good bit on the left front. I think the right front can be controlled by removing shims to makeeless camber but the left front has none and I dont want camber in it do I, so what next will shorting the lower control arm on the left front fix this problem or any other ideas. Also I was in a hurry and I raced the car like this before I relized the difference it made in camber and It drove like a dump truck plus my stagger was off but that could be why I was very disapointed with my new afco suspension vs by old stock junk. Anyone all help would be great.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 349
posted September 23, 2002 03:20 PM
Is this on a Pure stock? if it is then you could grind some mettle off the mount for the upper a arm (off the surface that meets the mount for the a arm) or get a mount from the parts store that makes the a arm more adjustable.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted September 23, 2002 06:52 PM
Or move the mount.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted September 23, 2002 07:15 PM
Better yet, move the lower control arm bolts in. the rear mount will go in about3/8 of an inch the front will go farther. Torch or grind the holes to the inside and weld some good heavy washers around the new holes.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted September 23, 2002 08:05 PM
buy yourself some threaded sleves and install new lower ball joints-the left side in about 3/8ths in and the right side out about the same. Then spend a little time with a caster/camber guage BEFORE you install the spring (just set the lower a arms the same distance from the frame as they were before you took the springs out) Now move the right side up about 3in and see how much caster gain you don't want to gain more that 2 degrees. You may have to start at a lower caster setting than you really want to get what you want in "bump" Do the opposite on the left side and DROP the a-arm about 3 in. That's where you want to not loose your camber in "rebound" If you do it correctly you will establish a ride height/camber setting that you'll be able to live with. PS Metric cars will not work if they are too low! It's better by far to have a higher center of gravity than a monsterous amount of camber gain. IMHO

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