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Old 04-28-2013, 11:11 PM   #11
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I cleaned up the control arms where the joint screws in. I took me an hour to clean the treads on one control arm. There was alot of powder caked up on the inside. Goes together smooth now.
Thats great, you got it going, I've never had issues w/ these arms. I've installed 3 sets before. Hey Skypilot, Whats your camber at?
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Thats great, you got it going, I've never had issues w/ these arms. I've installed 3 sets before. Hey Skypilot, Whats your camber at?
I honestly dont remember off the top of my head. I bought the arms to get a proper alignment not for performance. the Camber is around 0 or very slightly negative. Either way my tires have a nice and even wear now.
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I luckily I have an alignment machine at my school. I need to press out sleeve on the old control arms and transfer the hub bearing to the new knuckles. This is going to be a big change since I'm putting the svt brakes on the front and st rear.
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I luckily I have an alignment machine at my school. I need to press out sleeve on the old control arms and transfer the hub bearing to the new knuckles. This is going to be a big change since I'm putting the svt brakes on the front and st rear.
Replace the nylocks w/ 2 jam nuts & have 4.5 threads showing.
Thats great that you have access to a alignment rack. Set the rear toe first then the front. Set the rear at .010 per side & then the front at zero toe w/ the steering wheel straight. Your in school? what? 4.5 turns out for me gets 2 degrees negative camber.
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There's a factory rear toe adjustment? The hatch is being built for autox. I probably play of the alignment each time I go to the track.
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There's a factory rear toe adjustment? The hatch is being built for autox. I probably play of the alignment each time I go to the track.
Yes. ^^^ As far as a easy rear toe adjustment, get a set of rear toe links. They make it easier. You probably found toe out on the front will help a lot.
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How do you get the outter bushing sleeve off? Is it just the two welds?
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How do you get the outter bushing sleeve off? Is it just the two welds?
I used a press. Press the old bushings out.
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So I still need the inner sleeve?
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So I still need the inner sleeve?
The arms should have come with a bushing and a new inner sleeve.

The outer sleeve is needed, but nothing else (unless you are reusing original nuts/bolts)

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