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Old 02-08-2007, 08:49 PM   #1
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Having issue with rear SPC adjustable camber arms !

Um.. I bought those arms Dec 10 , they got lost ... sick of waiting , I ordered another set ,got them on Feb 6 , installed them and when I lift the car by the rear cross member the shocks are rubbing on the locking bolt on the SPC arms . I'm using AGX rear shocks , so yes the core is thicker then the stock one. Is it why it's rubbing ?


It_sucks tho...











But when the weight of the car is on the suspension , there is no rubbing what so ever .. Picture is not good tho....













I dont know what to do really...Any of you ran into to this ?





Now if I need to remove a wheel I need to support the rear trailling arm... this won't be practical...















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Old 02-10-2007, 04:33 PM   #2
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Well that's a complete drag.
I was thinking of trying a set of those, since the stand alone camber bolts are so danged fragile looking.

I know someone else on this site has used the adjustable arms like you got, but I don't recall them having this problem.
Unfortunately, I can't find the thread, cause it's in the "dead zone" in the search area.
(it's really hard to get any search results to show up for threads from May-06 thru Sept-06)

Can you swap the arms from left to right, and get more clearance??
^^^Just a shot in the dark.
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Both arms are the same , tonight I'll put a washer behind the bottom part of the shock and see what it does , so far from what I can see it's only the locking bolt rubbing on the shock , I'll remove it to see if it clears..

This is only a issue when the suspension is all the way stretched out ( no weight on it ) but this will be a pain for each time you want to jack the car..

I'll keep you posted later tonight..
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I don't have them, but I can see why it would happen.
Seeing as its ok on the ground then I assume you just want to stop the shock from getting damaged without having to replace the stock ones.
The only remedy I can think of is fitting some sort of sleeve around the shock where its making contact. Rubber would be no good so plastic, nylon or some soft metal.
Or maybe just a well placed piece of wood every time you jack it up.
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Found some washers at work to get behind the bottom part of the shock , it did help but it's not enough..














I stuck it there :


















It's almost working but not safe enough..













I turned the bolt on the other side , and it will be even worst when it will be thight.















With no bolts it's perfect..












I know we can't see chit....






I'll try to find another type of bolt head at work , it's a very bad design in my opinion , you need a allen key to to hold it but you have the shock in your way... if you turn it around the tip of the bolts is dangerously close enough of the shock to almost puncture it..I think I know why they are so cheap on ebay right now... but this will be perfect with a stock shocks or something with the same size of a stock shock , the AGX has a bigger core...


I like the feature of it so i'll try to make it work .
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So after buying a shorter bolt I was able to make it work but again when the suspension is all the way stretched , it's barely touching , I'm not to happy about it..

When the suspension has the weight of the car on , it has no issue..












This spring I have to go get a alignment before going anywhere...
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Well dang, that's a PITA.
Tres catastrophe!

I really didn't think the KYBs were that much larger than the stock shocks,
though I also didn't check very closely when I installed mine.

Hopefully, you can find a low profile bolt head/bolt that will fit the arm.
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I don't think these arm are very popular , I searched all over but can't find much people using them.. I can't beleive I'm the only one runnung AGX with SPC upper adjustable arms in North America having this problem...
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I'm still trying to find the thread on here written by another FF member running those SPC arms.
Unfortunately, with the advent of the new site software, there's a huge "gap" in the search function.
I can no longer claim the Librarian title.
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For now I have everything on hold , I can live with that but I'm not too happy..


At least the whole rear suspension is back together , all freshly sandblasted and painted... I'm attacking the header , flex and cat.. I want new shinny parts there too...


If you find something about the SPC arms I'm really interested to hear about it..at least I'm glad to see I'm the only one in North America with this set up.. I like been original...
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