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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. edhgreatone

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

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    well i guess i'll just use two for now and i am going to do it today and i'll let you know how it goes...
     
  2. edhgreatone

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

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    damnit!!!.... i was doing the washer trick i did the first one fine.... i did have a lot of trouble trying to losen the bolts but other then that it was easy.... then on the next side i did the first screw fine with the washers and the second one came out and then i tried to screw in the last bolt and it somehow tore the thread of the screw and stripped it.... so now i have to get a ride to go back to home depot to get a new bolt... but other then that it has been easy and some what fun to do
     
  3. Shiznit

    Shiznit Stickin it to the Man Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    put it in the how tos.
     
  4. Shuyin

    Shuyin New Member 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Washer Trick

    I've heard about this trick and I'm all for it (I want to do this too) but I wonder how this changes the loading (if any) on the upper arm.
    Will it cause flexing during cornering and cause more stress on the mounting point?
     
  5. UnitZero

    UnitZero First Child Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    I've done this on my 00 civic and its been fine after 6 months now. And I do alot of hard cornering and its all good.

    "Shuyin....X-2 kicks ass"
     
  6. JCV2000

    JCV2000 Dirty South Side Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Done on my 00 SI, everythings fine and the camber is fixed. Good trick!
     
  7. Shiznit

    Shiznit Stickin it to the Man Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    will a mod please move this thread to the DIY section... it took me soo long to find this thread.
     
  8. ikillradio

    ikillradio New Member

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    How many washers should you put with TEIN S TECHS 1.9 F 1.7 Rear, i'm thinking 2 per each bolt. I am going to get an alignment but I don't want to get one do the trick and end up having to get another one.
     
  9. gabebauman

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

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    Yeah, you'll probably only need two per bolt.
     
  10. EBPimpSi

    EBPimpSi CCCC member #76 Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    how long of a bolt should i use when using 3 washers on each bolt?
     
  11. denracho

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

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    mines was 4-5 washer per side. my camber was way off. but now it's fixed.
     
  12. gabebauman

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

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    You will need four M10 x 1.25 45mm bolts.
     
  13. Rubixcu7

    Rubixcu7 Not Fittin In... Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    gonna test thia baby out in a couple weeks... hpe it works... which it shouold
     
  14. EBPimpSi

    EBPimpSi CCCC member #76 Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    one more question.....should the new bolts be torque? if so how much?
     
  15. zzzpoohzzz

    zzzpoohzzz quitter Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    are there any downsides to this trick... like could it mess up anything?
     
  16. sikcoupe98

    sikcoupe98 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    do you have to get new bolts if your only putting 2 washers on?
     
  17. BEAR_times

    BEAR_times Undeniable Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    ****

    I'll be doin this soon. My rear camber sucks like mama-san.
     
  18. Heyits750

    Heyits750 Top Noobie 5+ Year Member

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    i put 2 10 mm washrs on each bolt n my camber is still off.. im sitting at -1.3 degrees still... how many washers do u think i should add on to the 2 i ahve already on?? n ill prob. need some long ass bolts.... is there ever a time when u cant put too many washers on??? i have a kyb shock n H&R sport setup..
     
  19. Heyits750

    Heyits750 Top Noobie 5+ Year Member

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    bump! For Help!
     
  20. rhintaift

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    Rear camber fix aka washer trick

    Yesterday I had two tires mounted and went to put them back on the bike.... Front was no problem but I am not sure about the orientation of the rear wheel spacers. I know what side each goes on just not the direction each faces. Help?
     


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