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Old 30-Aug-2007, 09:45 PM
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How to : rear washer camber trick

Originally posted by *bbarbulo*
Well, I got this free with my Omnipower front camber kit... so this is how you install it

jack up car
remove wheel
... take a smoke break

then you'll be looking at this


Take your 14 mm and a couple of extensions and bust those bad boys loose.

Take 2 washers per bolt and slide them between the body and the upper rear control arm. Install longer bolts as provided in the kit. Torque them to 29 lb-ft


replace the wheel, and torque the wheel to ~80 lb-ft.

Repeat for the other side.

You are done. No more bunk camber.

Oh wait... one more step. Go to the front on ONE side... raise the car up as high as you safely can. Now check the rear opposite side, the wheel should have tucked into the wheelwell. By flexing the susp, you should make sure your newly corrected camber doesn't cause an issue with your wheelwell. Mine was ALLLLLRIIIIIGGGHT !!! OUUUGGH YEAHHH!!
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Old 10-Oct-2007, 12:42 PM
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ive done this to my ek. it works.
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Old 10-Oct-2007, 02:31 PM
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A couple of washers make that much of a difference? Do you have pics of before/after with the wheel on?
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Old 10-Oct-2007, 02:32 PM
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yeah makes a huge difference... I had pics somewhere I put up too but I donno where they are lemme look...

Make sure you don't put too many on either, i think it was one washer for every inch you're dropped as a rule of thumb...
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Old 10-Oct-2007, 02:33 PM
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damn - sorry can't find the pics the only pics I have are the same as the ones bruno put up here... just with parts I put together from Canadian Tire instead...

it definitely works 100%...
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Old 10-Oct-2007, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by xray View Post
A couple of washers make that much of a difference? Do you have pics of before/after with the wheel on?
no pics. yes it makes that much of a difference. it's simple geometry. little change close to the center of the wheel, extrapolate that change to 11 inches away from the center of the wheel and you'll see why...
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Old 08-Nov-2007, 03:23 PM
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how long are the bolts that you replace them with? i wanna do this with mine soon
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Good Job!!
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Old 08-Nov-2007, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Silver_EM View Post
how long are the bolts that you replace them with? i wanna do this with mine soon


that's the pic I took when I did mind... not that much longer but they need to be threaded all the way to the end to grab unlike the stockies...

btw left is the new bolt, middle is stock, right is new bolt with the washers...
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Old 09-Nov-2007, 09:15 AM
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any specific hardness in the bolts or should i just get grade 8 just in case type thing
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Grade 8 is best when it comes to anything to do with with your car that is functional and not just for looks...
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since some ppl asked....
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Old 11-Dec-2007, 04:20 PM
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i did this same thing to my accord...had mad camber on the left rear..used an odessy rear shim kit and spaced the arm that much further out from the body...makes a huge difference..if your not sure how much of a shim to use take it to an alignment shop and they can space it accordingly. great write up above...only thing i noticed is with your torque wrench you have about 2 extensions on there and a flex so your torque of 29lb/ft actually only made it to about aprox 20 lb/ft at the nut due to the flex in all the extensions....nothing wrong with using the extensions just bump your torque up accordingly(Y) and try to refrain from using a flex as it throws it way off
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ya I know, the extensions were used so I could get the torque wrench outside the wheelwell for maximum comfort haha but not to worry, the extensions don't flex under 20 lb/ft of torque... maybe if I was applying like 100 or more, then I'd be concerned about flex - chrome vanadium is pretty rigid.
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Old 12-Dec-2007, 07:09 PM
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Ya with something in that area you wouldnt need to be retartedly tight anyway. its not like its a high stress area that would cause the bolts to back off unless they arent tight to begin with. Good write up!
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1 washer by every inches of drop.. is a good guest
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Old 03-Jan-2008, 01:07 PM
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question bruno + others

when putting stock suspension back onto the car....is it necessary to take those washers out or they can be left in?
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Yes you have to remove it and schedule a new alignement
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Old 04-Jan-2008, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by JLCivixHBDX View Post
Yes you have to remove it and schedule a new alignement

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If you leave those washers in it'll mess up the camber when it goes back to regular height... they definitely have to come off
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Old 05-Jan-2008, 03:32 PM
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i got some really really bad camber wear on the rear driver side wheel; the rear passenger was not as bad....I think when I installed my suspension i didnt adjust the height of both the konis...so will this trick fix the camber wear?
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