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    Default Camber Bolt Question

    I spent an hour researching these little things. I received them in the mail today and I was going to install but where does the little lump on the bolt need to be placed to reduce negative camber? I am getting an alignment tomorrow but for now I want to ensure the bolt is sitting right so I dont add more camber then I already have
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    Default Re: Camber Bolt Question

    the lump needs to be on the inside....facing the vehicle...im sure the alignment shop will move it according though.....just let them know you have a bolt to adjust the rear camber...or they will assume you have none and just adjust the toe and not touch the camber...
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    Default Re: Camber Bolt Question

    One more question, tried looking again breifly but the large tabs face the wheels correct when correcting negative camber? I saw it early but dont recall what it said
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    Default Re: Camber Bolt Question

    Nevermind found it! I took pictures through out my whole install and I am going to create a how to for this as many people as I was going through the search feature had the same questions I had and pictures would definetely be helpful.
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    Default How To: Camber Bolts

    I know there is a few walkthroughs on this and some people may think this is straight forward but to be honest I had to do quite a bit of research since I was going to attempt this myself. The instructions are somewhat unclear and nowone really had good quality pictures of how the bolts are installed, more importantly after shots of the bolts in place. I saw a few people requesting pics of the same thing I was after so I decided when I installed mine I would snap some pics and make a breif walkthrough.

    First of all this is the reason I had ordered the bolts.



    Step 1: Jack the car up and secure on jackstands. Some use the pinch weld as a jacking point, I used the spring cup on the lower control arm and put 2 jackstands on the rear subframe. After the car is in the air you will want to remove the rear wheels. Be sure to chock your front wheels!





    Step 2: Find the bolt that need to be replaced with the new camber bolt. You will notice the nut is tack welded. This needs to be cut to remove the nut. I used a dremel with a heavy duty cut off wheel to remove the bolt, along with a flat head and a hammer to try to pry it off.

    Note: You may want to but the jack under the lower control arm to hold it in place, I noticed it made it a bit easier to remove the bolt when the arm was raised a bit.





    ^^^Close up of the tack weld^^^



    ^^^ The Remains^^^

    Step 3: Now that the stock bolt is removed you need to grind the area where the weld was smooth so the new bolt and washers can sit flush





    Step 4: Now it is time to insert the new bolt. The first picture is how everything will be installed, a layout that many were looking for a picture of, myself included. When you install the bolt be sure to put the nut on the same side it was on from the factory. Not sure if this is crucial, but I figured since the factory did it this way, there might be a reason When putting this bolt in you need to know what you are looking to do. If you are looking to eliminate negative camber, as I was, you will want the two angled tabs facing the center of the car, and the little arrow on the bolt head facing the center as well. This will add positive camber to your set up. If you are looking to add negative camber, just spin everything around so it is facing away from the vehicle.

    Note: I was trying to get rid of negative camber so if you are trying to add camber you need to do it differently then pictured!







    Step 6: Be sure the bolt is fully torqued and dont forget to go over the lug nuts once the car is on the ground and after 50 miles as well! Dont want your pretty wheels falling off!

    Here is the finished result, a straight non cambered wheel that will save you money on tires! Paired with a good toe setting in the front will really make you a happy focus owner. I think my rear may have a bit of positive camber, which will be checked out tomorrow and I will update this!!!

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    Default Re: How To: Camber Bolts

    Your first pic tells me you had a problem with Toe.... Not Camber.

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    Default Re: How To: Camber Bolts

    Pretty good writeup. I would recommend removing the bolt BEFORE grinding off the nut. Oh, and go get yourself an alignment
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    Default Re: How To: Camber Bolts

    Actually i did remove the bolt before the nut lol. Thanks for all the help guys I really appreciate it! The rear toe was set to 0 so I figured teh camber was just offnow
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    Default Re: How To: Camber Bolts

    Looks good - nice pics.
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    Default Re: How To: Camber Bolts

    Quote Originally Posted by 2002red
    Looks good - nice pics.
    I should have Thanked you for the pics earlier too.
    Thanks for the useful thread.

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    No problem guys! Least now the community has some good reference pictures for this install!
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    Default Re: How To: Camber Bolts

    My tire looked like yours but shredded :-( Had to get a Camber kit for the front right
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    rocking the drums, nice me too LOL
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    Nice install but you should hit that fresh metal with a bit of self etch primer and paint to prevent premature rust!

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    Default Re: How To: Camber Bolts

    your jackstand location scares baby jesus, and me.
    i don't mean to look up to you. your car is just so tall

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