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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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i lowered my bug recently and my friend and i adjusted the toe using the idiot book. all is good with the toe. now my problem is trying to adjust the camber so it goes negative. ive adjusted it to negative before but now i cant seem to make one of the wheels go negative. could this be due to improper toe adjustment? if any one could help it would be great
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Old December 30th, 2009, 11:22 PM   #2
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Have you moved the car yet? When you let it down off the jack, it will be more positive than it really is. Roll it around or drive it around the block to get the suspension to settle. If it's still not right, check the angle of the spring plates, might have to re-index one side to get camber/height to match.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 11:25 PM   #3
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ya ive let it down and it got better before but it came out of adjustment and i cant get it to go back to negative even when i adjust the camber nut
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Old December 31st, 2009, 01:39 PM   #4
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So, this a a Balljoint car and you are concerned about the front? Why are you trying for negative? The spec is 1/2" positive +/- 5/16". TOE should be 1/8" +/- 1/16"

You may need to switch to a bigger offset eccentric bushing:
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Old December 31st, 2009, 03:21 PM   #5
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Oh, you were talking about the front suspension! Disregard what I said and ditto what Mk said!
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i lowered my bug recently and my friend and i adjusted the toe using the idiot book. all is good with the toe. now my problem is trying to adjust the camber so it goes negative. ive adjusted it to negative before but now i cant seem to make one of the wheels go negative. could this be due to improper toe adjustment? if any one could help it would be great
How did you lower it? Does it have a narrowed beam? Did you narrow it yourself? Are your camber adjusters both oriented with the notch facing forward?
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Old January 1st, 2010, 05:55 PM   #7
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Default Re: Camber Adjustment

mikey you got it backwards , you want positiv camber not negative , the reason the 1 wheel still has negative camber and we couldnt get it positive was cuz you didnt tighten the camber adjuster down on the passenger side when we adjusted it and then when we where out sliding in the rain it came loose and went way negative . remember i showed you in autoshop how to fix it ? bring it to my house this weekend sometime and we'll adjust it again , and bro get out of your gay cramics class and take autoshop again!
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