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Hi,

I have just had the front toe in adjusted on my 2000 Forester and has made a big diffreence to the handeling, feels less floaty if that makes sense?

I asked the shop to check the rears too, but they were unable to find a mechanism to do this. My manual says that the rear is controlled by a cam bolt on the link.

I have done a search on this forum, and folk are talking about cam bolts to make the adjustment.

Could someone explain the process?

Thanks

Chris.
 

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2005 Sequoia, V70R auto
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You can't adjust camber in the rear unless you have after market camber bolts. The two bolts for the rear struts are straight bolts, not eccenctric. They use a cam bolt that connects the rear lateral links to the the rear cross member to adjust toe for the rear.
 

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Just buy camber bolts...
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You can get camber bolts from around 30-60$ I belive.
What difference there is besides the price I'm not sure. I went for the cheap option from HodgesSubaru. The ones from around 30 bucks.
 

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Only buy camber bolts if you NEED them!

Increasing rear camber increases rear end grip and therefore increases understeer, I have circa .3deg -ve at the rear, car still understeers so not increasing camber at all!

Simon
 

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Only buy camber bolts if you NEED them!

Increasing rear camber increases rear end grip and therefore increases understeer, I have circa .3deg -ve at the rear, car still understeers so not increasing camber at all!

Simon
I have -1.5 front and -1.0 R with no problems (tire wear is ok, too). Lift-off oversteer on demand, and powerslides under right circumstances. Only understeers if I do something really stupid (e.g., sharp turn-in under power on rough surface).

I have Swifts (and 21/20mm F/R sway bars), but I think -1.5 (or close) is doable on stock suspension with stock chamber bolts. -1.0 F / -0.5(0.75) R should be decent and more balanced for "normal" driving, but less overall grip.

If you (the OP) have smaller rear stabilizer (sway), you'd need more contrast in chamber (e.g., -1.5 Front / -0.5 rear). And always 0 toe.

Also a lot depends of the tires you have, and the way you drive. With just -0.2 rear camber I was wearing the outside edge of stock (crappy) tires badly...
 

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Hi, My rear wheels have positive camber, how can I make them have 0%. In the GC, one bolt of two lateral links by side is a eccentric, what impeded correcting the sag. In SF5 2002 is the same?

thnks
 
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