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09-08-2013 12:59 PM
FordNLNR
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Originally Posted by SkyPilot View Post
Now make your new adjustable arms the same length as the stock, makes sure BOTH nuts are fully screwed into the arm, then twist the big nut to adjust the length, once it is at the desired length twist the small nut back town to the big one.

Hmm, that's either some bad instructions or they've changed the design... The larger nut is a hollow collar and the eye-ended portion threads through it with reverse threads. You can loosen the allen-headed pinch bolt and adjust the arm on-the-car by turning the large nut/collar without unfastening anything.
06-21-2013 07:49 AM
Mrfarmer Yh. Well hope I haven't. I will bear that in mind when I take it apart. Thanks for the help.
06-21-2013 07:36 AM
rambleon84
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Ok thanks. So as long as the bolt comes out ok things shouldn't be to hard.
Right, I doubt you see as much road salt as I have either so the camber arm bolts shouldnt be much of an issue, just need some elbow grease to get those out. Dont ask me about the bolts on the rear toe arms though, those were the devil.
06-21-2013 02:51 AM
Mrfarmer Ok thanks. So as long as the bolt comes out ok things shouldn't be to hard.
06-20-2013 05:51 PM
rambleon84 just need an extension for your wrench. Upper bolt on my rear camber arm wasn't too hard
06-20-2013 05:19 PM
Mrfarmer Little bit confused here. I have been told that if I want adjustable camber then I need to drop out the sub frame to change the upper bolt. Is this true or can it be done easier that that. ? Thanks.
02-20-2013 08:58 AM
RAF_S197 [QUOTE=JBotone;4598158]
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I just I stalled my SPC adjustable control arms. I can see the passenger side camber is majorly off. Am I ok to drive it for a day before getting a chance to have an alignment done?
Other than tire wear?[/QUOT

My camber was WAY out after the install...like -4.2 and it was fine taking it to the shop the next day.
I ended up taking the one bolt off again and adjusted the camber arm before going for an alignment. I ended up being really close with -0.6 camber.

Also I'd like to ad that this how to is wrong if you are not installing camber bolts. I learned that the hard way
02-20-2013 08:43 AM
JBotone [QUOTE=RAF_S197;4593011]I just I stalled my SPC adjustable control arms. I can see the passenger side camber is majorly off. Am I ok to drive it for a day before getting a chance to have an alignment done?
Other than tire wear?[/QUOT

My camber was WAY out after the install...like -4.2 and it was fine taking it to the shop the next day.
02-17-2013 01:38 PM
RAF_S197
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Sure, why don't you use the adjustable arms to take out some of the camber. You don't need an alignment for adjusting camber. You can use a framing square as a guide to match each side or just go by eye.
I was thinking that but to be honest I don't know how to adjust them. I just lined up the new control arms to the stock ones before installing them
02-17-2013 01:29 PM
forddorf Sure, why don't you use the adjustable arms to take out some of the camber. You don't need an alignment for adjusting camber. You can use a framing square as a guide to match each side or just go by eye.
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