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Old 12-06-2004, 21:04   #1 (permalink)
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caster/camber kit

Hi there :)

Need a caster/camber kit for my EB2 as it wont stay in a straight line a month after a wheel alignment.

was just quoted $480 for the kit + a power steering HP hose (steering wheel shuddering at low speed turns) + alignment + fitting. Does this sound OK?

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Re: caster/camber kit

You may not need a camber kit. You can buy a $10 packet of shims from your local spares and have the aligner use them.
Exactly the same as buying a camber kit, except without the urethane bushes.

Whatever you do, don't buy a ratchet camber kit, they are terrible.

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Re: caster/camber kit

if you have lowered your car dramaticly then you will need to buy at least the shim camber kit. these have longer threads on them as they may have to put a fair few shims in. if you pack out the stock items it may make the nut only hold on by a few threads. i would look around at wreckers for the shim type if you want to use that system as it would be far cheaper than buying them new.
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Re: caster/camber kit

Apparently from what the guy at Pedders said a few months ago when i got the radius rod and control arm bushes done, is that it's already maxed out with shims and the only way to correct it is with a camber/caster kit.

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The K-Mac c/c kit is a good buy mate.
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Re: caster/camber kit

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Apparently from what the guy at Pedders said a few months ago when i got the radius rod and control arm bushes done, is that it's already maxed out with shims and the only way to correct it is with a camber/caster kit.

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If that's the case, then yes, you will need a kit with longer studs.
As I said though, make sure it's the same type, using shims.
The ratchet type frequently come loose, are a pain in the ass to adjust, and cost more money than they are worth.

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