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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Re: What to do with too much negative camber?

Postby Gold Digger » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:36 am

I'm having a very similar issue with my 11 G25X on the front right.
Everything else on all the other corners are all within spec as well as the rest of the alignment specs on the front right.

My front right camber is at -1.8* where it should be as you stated with yours below.

I've been posting in my thread as well if you want a better idea.


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