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post coilover install Q's

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by blkcoma32, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Sep 20, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    blkcoma32

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    Well, i got my SAW coilovers installed and i have a major (i think it is camber) issue (top of wheel tilted out) I know that TC UCA's are supposed to fix this but i don't really want to drop the coin for those when i am possibly going to do a SAS in the next year or so. So i guess my question is, is there a cheaper way to correct this? I have seen some lift kits come with a crossmember replacement that i assume is to correct this but idk. Was also wondering if the only thing that will alleviate the stress on my CVs is a diff drop? Thanks
     
  2. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    Anybody?
     
  3. Sep 20, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    Did you get an alignment after the install?

    If after the alignment you still have the positive camber and the adjustment is maxed out for camber and you don't want to buy arms, only thing you can do is lower the coilovers down to bring the camber back into speck. The more you lower the coilovers, the better your positive camber will get.
     
  4. Sep 20, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    It has not been aligned yet but i did not know u could adjust the camber, how does it adjust?thanks for the input man

    Anyone Else have any input?
     
  5. Sep 21, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    dont crank the CO's down so much and get an alignment done by a shop, dont try to do it yourself
     
  6. Sep 21, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    I have them set at 2 1/2, Ihave to have 2 1/2 to fit my 33's, so i should get the front diff drop?
     
  7. Sep 21, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    There are other cheaper alternatives to ucas than the total chaos ones. Camburg has a uca that utilizes the stock ball joint.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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    The camburgs arent made to correct alignment, it says that in one of the suspension stickys
     
  9. Sep 21, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Get it aligned. All the adjustments are done via the Lower Control Arm.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    so getting it aligned should take care of most of the camber problem?
     
  11. Sep 21, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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  12. Sep 21, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    It should. Your gonna be short on Caster, but the Camber and Toe should be eaily put back in spec.
     
  13. Sep 21, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    is short on caster better than bad camber?
     
  14. Sep 21, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    I think so. Bad camber is gonna wear the tire on the edges.
     
  15. Sep 21, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    Thanks Chris, I'm Chris too by the way!
     
  16. Sep 21, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    Nice! Glad to help, Buddy. :)
     
  17. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:07 AM
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    the camburg UCA's will correct alignment probs. mine did. but get it aligned first, then see about buying some UCA's
     
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