What to do with too much negative camber?

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What to do with too much negative camber?

Postby cfauvel » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:46 am

2005 G35 Sedan and after 2nd wheel alignment in a year or so I see that the camber is not within specs

Spec state that the camber for the front should be between -83 degrees and .67 degrees

My numbers are -1.30 LEFT and -1.21 RIGHT

one option is to replace the top A-arm to a tubular kind which has the adjustments bolts. Not too bad at $187 on ebay.

But was thinking what if I put a certain thickness washer between the a-arm and the body's mounting point, wouldn't that kick out the ball joint a bit and give me less negative camber? But how thick of a washer to get me .43 degrees towards positive?
(Strike the above...won't work....the mounting bolts are parallel to body line)


Thoughts?


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Re: What to do with too much negative camber?

Postby AZhitman » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:45 pm

Either an aftermarket set of arms or stock replacement upper control arms...

$126 here: https://www.amazon.com/Front-Upper-Cont ... B0779GKKC8

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Re: What to do with too much negative camber?

Postby cfauvel » Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:34 pm

AZhitman wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:45 pm
Either an aftermarket set of arms or stock replacement upper control arms...

$126 here: https://www.amazon.com/Front-Upper-Cont ... B0779GKKC8
Thanks for the reply...People on other forums think it was the toe-in number that ate the tires

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Re: What to do with too much negative camber?

Postby AZhitman » Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:16 pm

Well, that's not wrong. Incorrect toe plus too much camber will wreck a set of tires in short order.

New arms and an alignment for Christmas!


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