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Despite loving the tail happiness generated by my slightly positive rear camber, it is wearing the rear tyres a bit to fast! Anyone know a cheap source in the UK of rear camber bolts?

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Yes Camskill is the cheapest I have found to date.....well apart from flat4online, and while I am in no hurry, I do need them within 6 months!

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I was told by James at Greenwood Racing Developments that rear camber bolts are much thinner than OEM ones and can shear.
 

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To have a eccentric cam that fits in the original hole, they must be thinner elesewhere, as for shearing, depends on the quality and whether a torque wrench is used, lots of users have never had one shear, so probably a bad bolt or an incompitant fitter!

Bst price now £21.95 at scoobyparts.....

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I was told by James at Greenwood Racing Developments that rear camber bolts are much thinner than OEM ones and can shear.
Maybe somebody fitted them in the top hole, that is a big no no :shake:
 

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On my previous Omega the top hole on the front struts was slotted to give camber adjustment and just used normal bolts. Couldn't you just elongate the holes in the strut?

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Maybe somebody fitted them in the top hole, that is a big no no :shake:
I have no idea, just mention what I was told.
Not sure if he fitted them or he saw them shearing due to someone else's mis-fitting.
I guess James knows though as he is well respected in the Subaru community.
 

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I have had cars previously where the top hole was slotted, it does work, but very prone to slip, and sometimes it won't work due to the proximity of the strut to the hub body.

On my extensively modded Escort I slotted the lower arm holes holes, aligned it with some big washers and then tack welded the washers to the X-member to keep them in place!

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arent the top holes in the front struts the camber ones?
They are but the 14mm bolts will only fit in the bottom holes, top holes are 16.5mm so fitting them there will be rather silly :biggrin:
Leave the std camber bolts in the top and max out the new 14mm bolts in the bottom, then use the top camber bolts to adjust camber with ease and accuracy.
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The stock camber bolts are in the top at the front, that is where Subaru fitted them, at the rear (where I'm fitting them) they are better off located in the bottom hole as they take less load that way, although they will fit in the top hole, or lower hole at the front (if you want more camber than you can get with the stock parts).

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Erm where did I say where I fitted them?
i never said YOU did..... i said you as in thats where you put them,as is obvious when you read it.
whats with the arrogance towards me during this thread?
if youve something to say, spit it out :shake:

thanks for the explaination Simon :biggrin:
 
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i never said YOU did..... i said you as in thats where you put them,as is obvious when you read it.
whats with the arrogance towards me during this thread?
if youve something to say, spit it out :shake:

thanks for the explaination Simon :biggrin:
No arrogance at all, I asked a simple question thats all :crazy:
Read back on the thread and you will see I mentioned the stock front camber bolts stay in place (as they are 16.5mm) and the new 14mm ones fit into the lower hole where the straight 14mm bolt was removed from.
The rears I have fitted camber bolts in the upper holes as this is where you get most accurate adjustment, also both holes are 14mm.
 
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