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Old 01-22-2006, 01:56 PM   #1
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Help me with install on rear camber kit

i posted a bit back refering to problems with my rear suspension. i was told by my alignment shop that does great work, that a rear camber kit would remedy my problem.

i got my camber kit in, but have no idea how to install it. can someone who has done this before and knows what they are doing, help me out? thanks.

i have attached a picture of what my camber kit looks like. thanks.




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Old 01-22-2006, 07:29 PM   #2
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im about to do the same install with the camber bolts, and i too would like to get some input on this!

What suspension are you running?
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Old 01-22-2006, 08:07 PM   #3
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lol. stock. my suspension has some issues apparently due to stock springs settling and throwing off my camber. i chewed through a set of firehawks before i saw what was going on.
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got news for ya...it's probably not your springs settling. ford released new rear upper control arms that'll take about 1 degree of camber out of your rear wheels and get you back to factory settings. good luck
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i know of the redesigned upper control arms. the reason they developed them was due to the fact the springs settle and the fact that the upper control arms drop in causing the alignment issue. these camber kits allow for +/- 1 degree of camber adjustment. the same as the new upper control arms do. i was told by a ford master mechanic this would also remedy the problem.

thanks for the insight though.
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you have to grind off the tack weld on the one of the bolts and then replace it with those bolts. I believe it's the upper control arm bolt but I don't remember.
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yeah i was reading that on the instructions, and i saw which one i have to grind off. shouldn't be that hard, but i was confused about the position of the winged washers. do they go on the outsides of the control arm?
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The winged washer goes right under the bolt head. The inside wing fits in the hole on the control arm. This washer acts like a lock washer to keep the bolt from turning when you tighten the nut on the other end. Before you install the bolts paint the arrow on the bolt head white or yellow. This will help the alignment guy and yourself know which way the cam on the bolt is pointed. I pointed both straight up (a neutral position) and then took it in for the alignment.
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these camber kits allow for +/- 1 degree of camber adjustment. the same as the new upper control arms do.
The revised upper control arms do not allow for any adjustment.
They add +1 camber to alleviate too much negative camber, and have no provision for adjustment at all.

Installation instructions for the adjustable rear camber bolts:
http://www.teamfocus.us/camberboltsinstall.htm
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sorry, yeah, i meant that t hey add one degree, not plus or minus. i got them installed today. took me about 25 minutes from start to finish to do both sides.

thanks for the help guys. i can see visually my camber has taken a turn for the better just by installing them, and not having it aligned yet. time for new tires and an alignment.
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