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Old 04-17-2013, 04:17 PM   #11
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either your bushings are completely shot or something is bent. i would go measure from bolt center to bolt center on the suspension arms and compare the left and right sides. its probably the upper arm thats bent but a really worn lower or upper bushings could cause it too.
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Wow

Lots of neg. camber LHR, Same for toe in. Not much neg. camber RHR. Given just those #'s and an unknown history, I'd guess it had been hit on the left side around the top front area of the tire.

Alignment tech. couldn't bring toe into range (LH), and camber isn't adjustable stock.

I'd actually suggest a Dealer level look see, as someone familiar with these needs to take a look. Arms &/or sub frame are bent. There ARE aftermarket upper & front links that are adjustable enough to bring this into line, but that frame needs a good look. It CAN be replaced, a number of members have installed used ones for rust/collision issues to keep the price down. Too much bending, or any cracking, would necessitate this step.

CAN'T see it from here, so it's just a guess from numbers and pictures - better opinion needed. Others will chime in with opinions that may help.

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[QUOTE=en_focus;4689171]The tech I talked to didn't look at my suspension bc I called over the phone and to be honest I'm not too big into paying $50+ to have somebody take a quick look, especially somebody I don't know personally.

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The guy that did the alignment & saw that the alignment is way out, Should of told the service adviser to tell you what your car needs. All the techs I know would check & advice. They'd get a P&A= parts & avalibality. Its called a up sell, making them money & keeping your car safe for the road. I'd be looking at the camber arm for if that is bent, it'd be shorter making for your negative camber.
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