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2nd Gen (93-97) I4 2.0L Discussion of Maint Issues for I4

 
May 9th, 2018, 09:24 AM   #1
griffer
Newbie
 
: May 2016
: 21
Strut issue - help

replaced the front struts and springs. The psg one has wayyyyy bad camber problem. Top of tire slants way in. I know the only way to fix a camber is to turn the mount at the top. My question is how much? 90 degrees? 180 degrees?
 
May 9th, 2018, 04:43 PM   #2
yellowrob
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: Feb 2009
: Pure Michigan
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Depends can you look at your old ones and see where they matched up at?
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May 10th, 2018, 05:59 AM   #3
griffer
Newbie
 
: May 2016
: 21
Nope I can't they're gone. The new struts are Tokico's.
 
May 10th, 2018, 06:20 PM   #4
Silverprobe
PT Know it All
 
: Feb 2000
: Shawnee Nat'l Forest
: 4,385
Use eccentric camber bolts to gain more adjustment? (Replace one of the stock strut/knuckle mounting bolts on each side to gain adjustment capability).

Can't post links, so just Google "camber bolts".

 
May 11th, 2018, 09:48 AM   #5
griffer
Newbie
 
: May 2016
: 21
Can't do that

I would do that but the mount hole in the struts are round. They won't accept the eccentric bolts only round ones.. I have bolts though.
 
May 11th, 2018, 06:20 PM   #6
Silverprobe
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: Feb 2000
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I would do that but the mount hole in the struts are round. They won't accept the eccentric bolts only round ones.. I have bolts though.
Eccentric camber bolts are smaller in diameter than the stock mounting bolts. It's the eccentric part itself that makes the overall diameter the same at that point on the bolt, and which allows for the adjustability.

When I first installed my Eibach springs years ago from Tirerack, I purchased the eccentric bolts at the same time. They've done the job ever since.
 
May 13th, 2018, 05:52 PM   #7
g98swc
Slow Learner
 
: Dec 2014
: NW Washington
: 35
The flat edges of D-shape threading at the top of the struts should mirror each other. Should be to the inside rear corner, if memory serves me right.
 
May 14th, 2018, 05:42 AM   #8
griffer
Newbie
 
: May 2016
: 21
Tada!!! Factory screwup

I just had a weird feeling on this so I checked. Now the part number is stamped on the strut along with a BIG R. Well I assumed that meant RIGHT. So that's where I installed it. That particular part number goes on the LEFT. I haven't checked the other strut yet to if it has an L on it. DuhO!!!!! That might explain a lot.
 

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