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Unread 04-12-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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Mechanic said I need front cams to prevent wobbles after OME HD lift....what?

I've been looking around town for places to install an OME HD lift kit, and I just found another that now said that I "need front cams to prevent wobbles".

I have no clue what those are and can't find them anywhere on the Internet. Surely he doesn't mean front cameras...

He was the first person who mentioned this; even a mechanic dedicated to off road modifications didn't say anything about front cams.

Does anyone know what he is talking about?

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Unread 04-12-2013, 11:03 AM   #2
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I'm guessing he's thinking of something like cam bolts to align the suspension afterwards. Perhaps he thinks the camber or caster will be incorrect and cause death wobble?

I Think that's crazy since you're not changing any mount positions, just the static height.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 12:35 PM   #3
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I'm guessing he's thinking of something like cam bolts to align the suspension afterwards. Perhaps he thinks the camber or caster will be incorrect and cause death wobble?

I Think that's crazy since you're not changing any mount positions, just the static height.
It sounds to me like the mechanic has never done a suspension lift on a IFS vehicle before.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 02:24 PM   #4
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What AJ said. Your WK already has adjustment cams in the front. (They're on the LCA not the UCA like a SFA vehicle.) Look for another mechanic.

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Unread 04-12-2013, 05:56 PM   #5
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What AJ said. Your WK already has adjustment cams in the front. (They're on the LCA not the UCA like a SFA vehicle.) Look for another mechanic.
Yeah, I am going to go with this guy who installs lifts weekly. He's expensive, but I'd rather pay more for a guy who knows what he is doing.
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