Easy Steps to Replacing Your Car’s Camber Bolt Kit
A lot of car owners who desire to have either a lowered or a raised ride. To achieve such vehicle modifications, you need to make use of a component called the camber bolt kit. If you want to lower your vehicle, for example, then you need to get a camber bolt kit that offers the right degree of camber needed to lower your car. Over time, the camber may get damaged, and require you to replace it. Below is a quick guide on how to replace the camber bolt kit in your vehicle:
Difficulty level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Tools to be used:
- Jack and jack stands
- Socket set and extension
- New camber bolt kit
Note: Always buy the camber bolt kit that's a direct fit to your vehicle. This shortens the installation time, and minimizes the chance of having to modify the part to fit your car.
Step 1: Refer to the current wheel alignment settings to create the proper amount and direction of camber change you desire. Loosen all the lug nuts on each of your vehicle's front rims.
Step 2: Use a jack or a lift, whichever is available to you, to lift your vehicle. Support it with jack stands to prevent casualties that may occur when the jack suddenly fails. Take out the wheels to gain access to the strut assembly before removing the upper strut clevis bolt.
Note: Don't remove or change any of the factory adjustable bolts. The camber bolt kit is designed to replace standard bolts only.
Step 3: Take note of the washer's location, as well as the position of the small inner and the large outer tabs.
Step 4: Get the new camber bolt kit, and inspect the contents of the package. Get the camber bolt out. Carefully align the small tab on the washer of the camber bolt with the eccentric cam on bolt.
Step 5: When you are lifting in upper strut clevis hole, you must install the component with the large tab towards the wheel for a positive camber adjustment; otherwise, shift it towards the strut for a negative adjustment. But if you're modifying your car for racing purposes, then install with the large tab towards the hub to get a positive camber adjustment, or towards the wheel for a negative one. Remember that the cam bolt and washer nuts should only be fitted in the horizontal plane.
Step 6: Slowly fit the lock nut and tighten it according to proper torque settings. Ensure that the washer doesn't turn, and that the spikes ‘bite' into the strut.
Step 7: Return the wheel and reset the alignment equipment. If you wish to adjust the camber, you need to slightly loosen both the camber bolt kit and the factory nuts. Then, adjust the camber by rotating the bolt to your desired position.
Step 8: Tighten the camber bolt assembly to the correct torque settings based on the vehicle manual. Then, complete the wheel alignment and go for a road test.