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tomc3
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camber adjustment questions
#1311312 - 09/02/06 07:47 PM

My daughter (just 16) got my old SVT 'tour (147k miles, runs great) - couldn't part with it for $1500 trade-in on my (no flames) SRT-4 ACR...so, she runs over a big board, bends the rim and the LCA - replace both LCAs...again (had just done a complete suspension rebuild - bearings, struts, LCAs) and take in for alignment.

car has BAT suspension kit (struts/springs) and I expected the alignment to be a little on the negative side...but:

passenger side where she hit is perfect
drivers side is -2.7 (out of spec)

looks like the SPC adjustment is only +1 to -1, so not enough to make it good.

Comments on what I can do to bring the camber in more? What's left? It is possible that she tweaked something when she ran over the board - front frame can be realigned?

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Big Jim
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Re: camber adjustment questions new
#1311452 (Re: tomc3) 09/03/06 12:50 AM

The camber is not adjustable as built from the factory. If you add camber kits you can probably obtain a reasonable alignment.

Take a look here:

http://www.specprod.com/PROD_DIR/PROD_PASSCAR.HTML

And yes, it is possible that you have not yet identified all the bent parts. I would be suspecious that the strut is bent.

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Jim Johnson
98 SVT
03 Escape Limited

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tomc3
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Re: camber adjustment questions new
#1311485 (Re: Big Jim) 09/03/06 02:25 AM

How would I check for a bent strut?

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Big Jim
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Re: camber adjustment questions new
#1311511 (Re: tomc3) 09/03/06 03:15 AM

The alignment shop should have done that. The easiest way is from the usually ignored angles on the alignment print-out.

Other than that, it is either with a streight ende or by eyeballing it. You may need the tire and wheel out of the way.

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Jim Johnson
98 SVT
03 Escape Limited

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