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Old 04-16-2008, 02:50 AM
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Searching for front camber kit / adjustable UCA

Found a few things... nothing for the front though.

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any suggestions / info?
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:44 AM
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Not sure there is such a thing. I know the UCA is not adjustable itself.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:55 AM
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the adjustment is in the LCA

here is a kit
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:16 AM
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^^ very very funny. really. I am sure there is some deterioration in the all the bushings, but the pic below leads me to believe that what is giong on with my car is ABnormal. And I have seen camber kits for the rear, ie.. adjustable UCA 's. I think benzboy makes them.

thanks for the info
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:17 AM
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camber compensators... thats about it
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:20 AM
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got a shot of the front? looks like the washer is cutting into the plastic cover/sleeve of the shock absorber
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:22 AM
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that is correct... is this what usually happens when more than one bushing goes bad at once?
Or is it something more severe?
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:24 AM
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depends... I am betting the front suspension is more or less original with respect the shocks were changed regularly.

how do the LCA bushings look? any abnormal tire wear? any bent suspension components? is the sway bar still in one piece?
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:27 AM
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Replace the UCA's and sway bar bushings as a start.

Here is what mine looked like.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:29 AM
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Car was in an accident / stretched. The shock tower was not crumpled, only slightly pushed back in relation to the engine.

I lifted te car the other day and maxed out the eccentric on the LCA. I didnt try to hard to find play in the LCA, didnt cross my mind, I was concerned with the UCA and found it a bit worn.. but certainly not gone! as this picture would imply.
Maxxing out the eccentric made a difference.

Would the weight of the car combined with enough play in the bushings cause the sway bar to bend in so far? I have my suspicions.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:42 AM
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good thread.. will do. Probably the brunt of my issues here.

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Old 04-16-2008, 01:36 PM
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anytime the suspension geometry is compromised by an accident its going to take a lot to fix it
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:39 PM
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by manipulation of the unibody or ...?

other means of compensation?
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:52 PM
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Have you pulled that UCA yet and checked if it's straight? The part of the body it bolts to didn't look bent or anything when I was there picking up the injectors. The alloy those things are made of is pretty soft. I wouldn't be suprised if it bent in the accident.

I've had mine off a few times now. Holler if you want a hand.
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