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DIY Rear camber fix aka washer trick

Discussion in 'Wheels / Tires / Brakes / Suspension DIY How-To's' started by thisizbrian, Mar 13, 2004.



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  1. thisizbrian

    thisizbrian Vrooom...GOT NOS?! 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Quick info
    The rear camber is corrected by shimming the upper control arms (links) outboard. Add washers between the body and upper mount. Each washer provides 1/2 degree of positive camber. Use thread-locking compound with each new fastener. Be sure to add the same number of washers to each bold.

    parts
    1 - Washers, use 3/8 galvanized washers (from Home Depot). For the Eibach Pro-Kit (1.3") drop, I used 2 washers on each bolt. And you got 4 bolts, hence you will need a total of 8 washers.
    2 - you might need new bolts if you put more than 2 washers. If that is the case, use M10 x 45mm bolts. Home Depot has them, Four fine thread machine screws (M10 x 1.25 45mm bolts), (Home Depot part #18531). The are cheap, so pick your bolts of varied lenght (any from 30mm to 45 mm is fine), and if you don't need them, just return them.
    3. Tools (14mm socket and ratchet)

    Procedures
    1. Jack up the corner of the car that you are working on. Use stands if you have them, I definately recommend fixed stands to put under the car. Make it a must. Safty first!!
    2. Take of the wheel.

    3. See the 2 M10 bolts holding the Rear control arm, I will refer to them as bolt1 and bolt2, in no particular order.

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    4. Unscrew bolt1 out. You will need so force to loosen the screws. This is where handy tools come in if you have them.

    5. LOOSE bolt2 only, just enough so you can slide the washers into the bolt1. Once the washers are in, screw bolt1 back in. In enough that it wouldn't come out. Don't tighten it all the way as you will need to put washers on bolt2 now.

    6. Unscrew bolt2, and put the washers in.

    7. Tighten both bolts, and you are Done.

    8. Do the other wheel. and I hope you enjoy your cheap, but effective rear chamber fix.

    i got this off www.clubsi.com.
     
  2. EK9

    EK9 CCSC #15 & HID Specialist Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    does it really work? i have a little camber wear right now...
     
  3. thisizbrian

    thisizbrian Vrooom...GOT NOS?! 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    yea it worked for me. i use it and it straightened my back wheels right up. It pushed ur wheel away from the car. each washer is +.5 degree
     
  4. Zak8022

    Zak8022 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    i've heard excellent things about this trick, tho im not lowered yet so i cant say first hand. good writeup man. might want to think about moving it to the how-to forum for everyone there to see/use.

    mod, u might want to do that for him if u deem it worthy, lol. =) possibly sticky it there too.
     
  5. 97silverferio

    97silverferio Adrenaline Addict 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    yea I have the bolt and washer too, im looking to get that done within the week, i'll let u know how that goes
     
  6. 2kstreetcivic

    2kstreetcivic Runnin to Redline Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    nice right up man...Yes I have heard good things about that too...

    97silverferio.....Make your sig smaller
     
  7. anekin007

    anekin007 Unregistered User Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    it work, but damn, i stripped one of the thread hole. also, dont forget to do a alignment afterwards.
     
  8. Liz

    Liz c=}:::::::> Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Im going to give it a shot... I just got an alignment last week... Bad timing, but better than buying new tires all the time.
     
  9. gabebauman

    gabebauman Sk8aholic Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    YES, I've done it to mine and a friends 00si. Had it for almost two years now.
     
  10. thisizbrian

    thisizbrian Vrooom...GOT NOS?! 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    i never got mine aligned....never had any problems.
     
  11. loccusst

    loccusst Experienced Noob Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the info, I'm gonna have to do this this week after I get my kyb shocks. I just lowered my car this weekend. Only suggestion is to use some grease on the bolts and clean the area of any gunk to help not screw up the threading.
     
  12. GOOSE

    GOOSE JDM yo! Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    ive been meaning to do this trick, but i just never had a chance or the money LOL but ill do it sometime in the future :D
     
  13. thisizbrian

    thisizbrian Vrooom...GOT NOS?! 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    cost me...3$
     
  14. sibluevtec99

    sibluevtec99 New Member 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    it does work , i have done it to my 99 si and the back wheels are straight up and down.
     
  15. SeanMc300

    SeanMc300 professional asshole Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    sticky this mofo or put it in the how tos.
     
  16. civicex23

    civicex23 Yes, I know she's hot! Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    I wonder how good it is compared to a $200 kit such a Skunk2 or others like it!
     
  17. thisizbrian

    thisizbrian Vrooom...GOT NOS?! 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    its the same thing, just not easily adjustable.
     
  18. gabebauman

    gabebauman Sk8aholic Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    If you want to compare...I've had my DIY rear camber set-up for two years and it reduced wear on the inner part of rear tires...99% I'd say a very noble comparison.
     
  19. mienboiracer209

    mienboiracer209 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    how many do you think you can probably put?...i'm a very cheap guy...
     
  20. Tmak

    Tmak New Member 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    I wouldn't put more than 2 on the stock bolts.. if you'd like to put 3 or more washers, I suggest getting new bolts..

    I'm going to do this DIY soon on mine, my rear camber's pretty bad with the Pro Kit.
     


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