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Old 04-30-2014, 01:59 PM   #1
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Rear camber setting MK1 Focus

I recently put in some rear shocks for a friend, then did an alignment (had also replaced all the tires) and I though looking back at the rear that the car had too much negative camber on one side. When I finished the alignment and took the final reading after setting the toe, the rear right had 2.6 negative camber. The left side had 1.2 negative camber; I will have to install the adjustable upper arm on the right to bring in the camber at least 1.0 degree less. My question is what is the best setting to set the negative camber to, while preserving both tire wear and handling. Would you recommend replacing both rear upper arms and setting the camber to something like .5 degree negative?
I dont like a different of more than .3 degree on camber from left to right side; caster seems to be ok both in front and rear. Any thoughts on this.... Thanks for your input.


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Doing the right to bring it closer to equal with the left should be good.
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negative -1 degree for rear
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the rear right had 2.6 negative camber. The left side had 1.2 negative camber; I will have to install the adjustable upper arm on the right to bring in the camber at least 1.0 degree less.
to get the right to match the left, you can use the camber bolts (about $30) instead of the upper arms as they grant 1 degree of change.
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