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Old 12-07-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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camber bolt ?

had the car lowered this week at a local speed shop, installed h&r springs. went today to get the alingment done & there saying i need camber adjustment bolts, which happen to cost $110. do these bolts have to stay there or would any bolt that fits in there to adjust the camber,adjust, tighten & then remove work ? i'm talking about the front, the rears are something different.
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:00 PM   #2
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The top hole on the front struts is elongated to allow for camber adjustment. A M10x1.5 threaded bolt may be inserted in the knuckle just above the top strut bolt to aid in setting the camber with a load on the car. There is a threaded hole already there that will allow for the insertion of this bolt.

If the shop is unable to reach the proper adjustment, the strut holes may be elongated slightly more to achieve their setting. DO NOT elongate the knuckle hole
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:08 PM   #3
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The top hole on the front struts is elongated to allow for camber adjustment. A M10x1.5 threaded bolt may be inserted in the knuckle just above the top strut bolt to aid in setting the camber with a load on the car. There is a threaded hole already there that will allow for the insertion of this bolt.

If the shop is unable to reach the proper adjustment, the strut holes may be elongated slightly more to achieve their setting. DO NOT elongate the knuckle hole
if you look through the front of the top wheel you can see a threaded hole, thats what they are saying is used to adjust the camber.
i think i'm getting hosed, the more i think about it ,that is to just to do the adjust.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:04 AM   #4
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We have lowered a few new camaro's the front is elongated from the factory,so far we have not needed any more adjustment than what is there.The threaded hole in the spindle is for installing a bolt to help make the front camber adjustment but is nothing special.The rear how ever may need a larger camber\toe adjuster kit depending on how low you go.We are using the pedders cam kit when needed which gives more adjustment range.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:13 AM   #5
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Ive lowered three camaros and all off them were aligned to factory spec with no other parts needed
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:46 PM   #6
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You don't need that, the front has the top hole is elongated for the camber alignment, I lowered the front 2" and did not have this BS.
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:53 PM   #7
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Hey anyone have the alignment specs?
None of the local shops have anything on the car yet.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:00 PM   #8
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Hey anyone have the alignment specs?
None of the local shops have anything on the car yet.
Yeah... that's what I've run into... local shop does an amazing job doing alignments but they are waiting to get the specs too...

Also, $110 for camber bolts is a bit extreme... yikes! You should be able to get a set of camber bolts for under $40!
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:04 PM   #9
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I did find these..
http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...t-specs-69389/

I went over to the local shop with them and we're going to try it tomorrow.


Be nice to have the bonafides though
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #10
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Pedders offers 3 alignment kits for the Camaro:

PDUSACAMFULL CAMARO REAR EXTENDED CAMBER, TOE ADJUSTERS,
FRONT CASTER ECCENTRICS & CAMBER ADJUSTERS

PDUSACAMFNT CAMARO FRONT CAMBER & CASTER ALIGNMENT KIT

PDUSA5420 ZETA REAR CAMBER AND TOE ALIGNMENT KIT

The PDUSA5420, allows you to get your rear cambers to an ultimate setting that is just getting into specs. This is a great setting to reduce understeer. It does this by making a thicker eccentric with the mounting hole in a different location, to give the eccentric more throw.

PDUSA5420 The importance of this kit is to make your casters adjustable, while increasing them at the same time. We did throw in a camber adjustable bolt. But if this is all you need, just buy one at the hardware store and install it. BE CAREFULL!!!!! NO ONE TOLD MONROE IN THE USA THAT THEY NEEDED A BLOCK FOR AN ADJUSTABLE BOLT. SO IF YOU APPLY TOO MUCH PRESSURE, YOU CAN DENT TOE STRUT ASSEMBLY

PDUSACAMFULL contains both sets.

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Old 12-08-2009, 05:58 PM   #11
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I have 2 pages for the alignment from GM and I'll scan them and post them this evening...
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:47 PM   #12
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100 bucks for camber bolts is crazy-if i had them cheaper then id think about it
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:05 PM   #13
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I have 2 pages for the alignment from GM and I'll scan them and post them this evening...
That would be GREAT!
Thank you.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:07 PM   #14
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Damn! The installer kept the 2 sheets I received from the Chevy Dealer!

Sorry, my fault I guess!! My dealer just printed me out the pages on the alignment as well as the specs. I suggest just going to your dealer and getting the info. I'll have to remember to get the papers again next time I stop in...
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:59 PM   #15
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:49 PM   #16
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these are the official GM align specs. Keep in mind, it takes knowledge and understanding of dynamic alignments. Just getting it into GM specs, does not make it correct.

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