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    Thread: front end alignment on b4 wagon, need help correcting camber, have specs

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      04-08-2012 01:04 AM #1
      I am assuming that this car has been in a previous accident prior to me purchasing. The right front lower control has been replaced before I got the car, it has the junk yard paint marking on it.

      When I purchased the car, I had new tires put on it and paid Midas to align the car.

      Here are the Specs:

      Caster: left min. 2.8 max 2.8 final 2.4
      right " " final 1.8

      Camber left min -1.5 max-0.8 final -0.9
      right " " final -0.8

      The car steering wheel was off, and it drifted left.

      I have replaced the right front axle because it was bent and rubbing. I also replaced the spindle/hub and lower ball joints.

      The right front camber is about 3 degrees more than the left. I used an angle finder to determine. It is also visible by naked eye.

      I reset the tow with a tape measure, it is now even and steering wheel is now straight. The car still drifts left but no where near as bad.

      I am trying to prevent tire wear so attempting to correct the Camber of the right front wheel. I installed an eccentric camber bolt in the right side to try to increase positive camber but was not enough.

      Does anyone know of the best way to increase this camber? What about a camber wedge, heard they
      can allow up to 3degrees compared to .5 degree on the eccentric bolt.

      Or do you think changing the strut will fix this? Maybe its bent?

      suggestions....help....advice.

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      04-08-2012 08:06 AM #2
      you can elongate the strut hole to get more adjustment. if midas just did it they should redo it under warranty.
      COYS!!!

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      04-08-2012 05:05 PM #3
      It has been a few months since Midas did the alignment, and I replaced those parts, do you think they will still redo it under warranty

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      04-08-2012 06:06 PM #4
      don't tell them you put the parts on...most shops warranty for at least 6 months.
      COYS!!!

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