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Old 10-24-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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camber issue

i got a 2004 ford focus lit a lowering kit i was wondering if the was a kit because there is a negative camber issue


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i got a 2004 ford focus lit a lowering kit i was wondering if the was a kit because there is a negative camber issue
Yes you can get bolts or arms for your camber in the rear. For the front you can get spc or similiar strut tower adjusters or use CFM's lower control arms & there a few others to adjust your camber. For the most part you want some negative camber say like up to -1.5 or so. How low is your car? And what is your camber at now? There are spec's in the stickies. A massive tire eater is toe front & rear. You'd want for oem bushings zero in the front & 0.10-0.15 per side for the rear.
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Camber off

I also have off camber front wheels on a std no modification Focus. Is it adjustable or do you need special tools to adjust toe in?
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Camber is non-adjustable front and rear as delivered from the factory. Most excessive negative camber issues are limited to the rear end. The front tolerates the maximum allowable camber specs much better than the rear end does. For the rear there are camber bolts and replacement upper control arms that can correct most camber issues. The camber bolts are the cheapest method and works in most cases. keep an eye on toe settings as well. Excessive camber combined with even moderate amounts of toe will eat tires on a Focus.
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Toe in

I think the toe in is off, 1.5 deg or so on the left front. you're right that it needs to be watched. Thanks for the explanation.
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You can also get camber shims for the rear........
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I think the toe in is off, 1.5 deg or so on the left front. you're right that it needs to be watched. Thanks for the explanation.
That would be a staggering amount to be off. Toe is measured in hundredths of an inch or tenths of a degree. If it is indeed off that much, there's a good chance you bent a tie rod.
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You can also get camber shims for the rear........
upper camber arms would be safer
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