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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by sedanman, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. sedanman

    sedanman New Member

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    what direction should t.he little rubber nipples Be pointing on t.he front strut mount plate to get the most negative camber?
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    300ZXRB26DETT FEOA Member

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    I know what your talking about but, my service manual says nothing other then they should point inboard. says nothing about camber adjustment
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    sedanman New Member

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    i know how they ''should'' point. but i know there is a way to turn em and .mess with camBer...
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    Can you not easily change the camber adjustment at the place where the strut bolts to the top of the steering knuckle. But once you change it, you would need to re-do the toe-in adjustment; or your tires might wear out a lot faster on one side of the tread.

    Im curious why you want to have more negative camber?
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    cause i'm 3'' closer to t.he ground than you. :]
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    LOWETGT FEOA Member

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    Sounds like you need cam-bolts, I got mine from Intrax when I ordered my springs.
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    I think you may be able to eyeball it and tell which way the camber is going. In other words I think by looking at the top mount after turning it you should be able to tell whats happening, since it will be closer to one side then the other. Make a mental note of how it looks when its pointed in the OE location, then turn and see what happens. I cant find any info about which way to turn it or how much it will effect it so thats just my suggestion to try, since I cant find any info on it. Or go to a shop with an alignment rack and ask maybe? There computer should tell them how it works.
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    turning it so the nub faces out will increase your camber by 0.5 degrees. caster stays the same.

    front or back increases camber by 0.25 degrees, and changes caster angle by either +(back) or -(front) .25 degrees
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    Increases the camber by 0.5 degrees as in it becomes more negative?

    How do you go about adjusting this, cuz i could use more camber for autocrossing. Last alignment spec i have say i'm at:
    LF: -1.3 camber / 2.8 caster
    RF: -1.1 camber / 2.7 caster
    LR: -1.0 camber
    RR: -1.6 camber

    I'm thinking if i could play with these might be a good band-aid till i can get the suspension setup i really want.
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    This is exactly why you don't need MORE negative camber, buddy. By nature of the suspension design on these cars, as you lower them, negative camber occurs on it's own.

    You probably already have 2 degrees or so, which is way high for a daily driven car.
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    ok simple math here guys. when i said increases camber thats what i meant.

    example if you had -1* camber with the nubs in, it would become -0.5* with the nubs out.

    there is no built in method to give yourself additional negative camber.

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