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Old 10-06-2014, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Are stock cars camber adjustable?

Had a alignment after I hit a rock that messed up my rim now firestone says camber is off and no way to adjust they recommend new strut mounts and shocks.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:29 PM   #2
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Default Are stock cars camber adjustable?

I wanna say they aren't. Not totally sure.
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:08 AM   #3
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They are not. Camber bolts
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So before replacing shocks and strut mounts anything I should check for like control arms etc to make sure firestones not pulling a upsell?
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:36 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by 2012mustang76123 View Post
So before replacing shocks and strut mounts anything I should check for like control arms etc to make sure firestones not pulling a upsell?
Not sure. I recommend Dallas frame and alignment to get suspension work done. I just took my springs, shocks, and struts of my 2014 with 7k miles if you're interested. Which wheel did u hit?
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:32 PM   #6
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Not sure. I recommend Dallas frame and alignment to get suspension work done. I just took my springs, shocks, and struts of my 2014 with 7k miles if you're interested. Which wheel did u hit?
passenger side front destroyed a forgestar rim.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:54 PM   #7
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The factory upper strut mount is a weak link. One of mine failed at 15,000 miles with no impacts, no pot holes, nothing. I actually have extras in my garage! If you want to change your own, it is a very easy job and DOES NOT require a spring compressor or any fancy tools.

From the factory, you can get TINY camber adjustment from the tolerances in the four holes in the shock tower, but there are no actual adjustments.
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:22 PM   #8
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I got Camber Bolts. They worked.

But if anyone is planning on lowering their car for the first time should know that springs and panhard bar aren't enough. buy the following parts and only have to work on the car one time as opposed to several times every time one of the factory POS parts fail.

Upper Strut Mounts (GT500 are the most cost effective)
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Camber Bolts

I installed Springs and then heard a popping noise coming from the front a couple of months later and had to replace the upper strut mounts. Stock ones fell apart when taking them back off the struts.

GT500 Upper strut Mounts won't work on 11-14 struts so I had to order new struts for 05-10.

Rear end got loud a few months later and I had to replace the rear shocks.
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:32 PM   #9
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The Steeda Adjustable Heavy Duty Caster Camber Plates work great. I just lowered mine with them and need nothing else for alignment.
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