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METDeath
03-31-2014, 06:18 PM
So, installed my Megan coil-overs, got rear camber bolts (installed in top of strut/hub assembly), alignment guys could only get me down to -2.5 and -3.0 camber. I'm not super low as the top of the rear fender arch is about 24.5" from the ground.

I was curious if I converted both front and rear arms to the 6th gen toe adjuster arms if that would be a possible fix for the issue or if that wouldn't work for some reason?

Also, going to be raising the rear end up for my next set of wheel/tire combo anyway, should I just wait on the 6th gen arms to see if the new heights fix the alignment?

MCcelica
04-01-2014, 03:12 AM
Eh, no point in doing it now if you're going to be putting new tires on it anyway. I mean if you were interested in keeping your tires for a while, I'd say to go ahead and jack it back up now and see how it looks.

METDeath
04-01-2014, 09:48 AM
Yeah... I did the math, going to raise it up at least .75" inches for the 225/45R17s which should net me the camber gain I need to get it within the sweet spot of -1.5. That said... I'm going to put the stock wheels on when these are done (nearly at the wear bars after the Dragon).

KoreanJoey
04-02-2014, 07:13 AM
Go get a camber bolt for the rear. It's a narrower diameter bolt that allows some slop in order to get more adjustment of camber.

METDeath
04-02-2014, 03:47 PM
Go get a camber bolt for the rear. It's a narrower diameter bolt that allows some slop in order to get more adjustment of camber.

Already have those, installed in the upper bolt hole currently. Like I said earlier though, going to adjust the height up some more for the new wheel/tire combo that I plan to install. Most likely 17x8+35 with 225/45R17, may go with a 17x9+30 with something wide and slightly taller than you run since I can adjust my height to fit. However, that won't be until some time next year as that's probably close to $2k on wheels and tires.

Luni
04-04-2014, 09:01 PM
Marshall, you can get lobed bolts, if they cant get you in spec with lobed bolts, something is wrong.

METDeath
04-05-2014, 12:29 AM
Marshall, you can get lobed bolts, if they cant get you in spec with lobed bolts, something is wrong.

I have the Eibach ones, they worked fine on the black car, which seemed lower than this one currently is. Thus, the question of how fix it.

KoreanJoey
04-06-2014, 07:56 PM
Did the guy doing the alignment know that they were there?

METDeath
04-07-2014, 01:21 AM
Did the guy doing the alignment know that they were there?

Yup, he even stated that even with adjusting the collar that was the best he could do... granted, I also asked for -2.0 front camber and he did -0.2 so he might be a little special.

However, I saw the readings myself before he started any adjustments it was something like -5.x on each side.

celicatuner92
04-07-2014, 01:33 AM
I believe Chris had this same problem with abby when he put the Megan coils on too.

Also curious to know if switching to 6th gen arms would be a good way to make camber and toe adjustments in the rear.

METDeath
04-07-2014, 01:57 AM
Well, I know it's used to make toe adjustments more secure... I'm just curious as to why it might be a bad idea to use two arms to adjust camber on highly modified suspension (super low/etc). Or if they just wouldn't fit.

celicatuner92
04-07-2014, 02:08 AM
To fix negative camber I would think it would be OK but I have no personal experience. On a side note I thought I read that the arms on a 6th gen are longer than early 5th gen arms but not sure.

Going the other way and using this method to create more camber I could see this putting abnormal forces on the upper mount of the strut. This could go the same way with correcting negative camber but I'm not sure.

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cuttyman9
05-03-2014, 07:19 PM
T3 now has adjustable rear control links for the 5th gen. They will soon have camber adjustable top plates for stock struts as well.

(Technotoytuning.com)