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Old 03-13-2003, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone plz explain camber kits and how they work!!

I know what they do, but i never really found out how they work!

On the camber unit...is there a indicator that shows -3.0.3+ something like that...

and when you get an alignment, you set it on what ever degree...and every so often readjust it back to spec with the turn of a bolt??

someone pls explain this, the best you can...and as easy to understand as possible, thanks!
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I'll assume you have a sliding ball joint camber kit. When the car is on the alignment machine you'll know how much camber you have. And according whether its negative or positive, you have to unlosen that bolt and slide the ball joint front if you have negative camber, and push it back if you have positive camber. By sliding the balljoint you're pushing the top part of the wheel/tire outwards. When you push it out, the wheel becomes more straight, hence less negative camber.!

The bolt is loosened and balljoint is adjusted until you get a good camber reading. Then its retightened and should never be played with again.
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so a camber kit just keeps the camber from changing?

i thought it just gives you the ability to adjust the camber back to specs when it goes off every so often!

do you still have to get an alignment after you raise or lower the car afterwards? maybe just alot less, like every 2 or 3 times you raise and lower compared to everytime?
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so a camber kit just keeps the camber from changing?

i thought it just gives you the ability to adjust the camber back to specs when it goes off every so often!

do you still have to get an alignment after you raise or lower the car afterwards? maybe just alot less, like every 2 or 3 times you raise and lower compared to everytime?
The camber kit does in a way keep the camber from changing, but it acts more like an adjuster to straighten up your camber depending on how you adjust the height of the car....if it was springs then you wouldn't have to worry about it because it will stay fixed

It does give you the ability to adjust the camber back to specs...thats what they are for, to get rid of the unwanted negative camber

Yes you will need an alignment after you raise or lower the car, so that they can adjust your camber, caster, and toe back to specs.
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Is it possible for the bolt on the sliding ball joint kit to loosen and alter the camber?
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