I will be changing over all of my front suspension soon (all clunky and worn) for some good second hand stuff. I want to keep my camber/caster kit but I don't know what it looks like, so I don't know what the hell to pull out?!?! I know my A-arm mounts have longer mounting bolts than standard but that's all I can see.
What does it look like? Anyone have a picture of a kit?
Also, how can I tell if the ball joints are good if they are out of the car? I have the steering knuckles in my garage all pulled apart.
What else should I change while the suspension's out?
Look at your upper suspension arm, uno the one that connects to the body of the car. If it has little metal plates inbetween the upper suspension arm and the body where it is bolted on, then you have a camber kit installed.
If there is nothing inbetween and it's directly bolted to the body then you don't.
a camber kit is basically the part as ford fanatic explained, except it has longer bolts.
if ford had of thought ahead and used longer bolts in the first place, we wouldn't need c/c kits.
You can actually get a few shims in the space on the stock bolts, but not enough to change the camber much
I think Thanatos is going to be making a tutorial on how to install one after we did it on his car (was VERY easy)
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When you buy a camber kit it comes with the longer bolts and a pack of shims, sometimes the kit will have instructions as to how many degrees of camber each shim will add, sometimes the kit doesnt and you more or less have to guess how many shims to put in then check it on a wheel aligner which is what we had to do at work with a mates BA, it took forever having to keep moving the car on and off each hoist. As long as you know how much your changing the camber you should be alright and wont need a wheel alignment.
It's always good practice to check anyway, the toe will always vary when you change the camber but will be a very minimal amount.
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Suspension newbie here When I pull apart the top arm will the shims fall out and me lose my suspension settings? I like the way it handles and steers a lot, it's the best out of all the cars I have driven, it's just that the suspension's a little worn and needs to be changed/tightened/greased up.
Are the shims between the upper suspension arm and the body?
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