DIY Rear camber fix aka washer trick

thisizbrian

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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.




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.
 

EK9

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


thisizbrian

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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
 

Zak8022

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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.
 


97silverferio

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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
 

2kstreetcivic

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

97silverferio.....Make your sig smaller
 

anekin007

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

Liz

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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.
 

gabebauman

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EK9 said:
does it really work? i have a little camber wear right now...
YES, I've done it to mine and a friends 00si. Had it for almost two years now.
 

loccusst

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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.
 

GOOSE

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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
 

sibluevtec99

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

civicex23

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

gabebauman

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civicex23 said:
I wonder how good it is compared to a $200 kit such a Skunk2 or others like it!
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.
 

Tmak

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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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