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Unread 08-20-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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Looks like negative camber on my D30, possibly bent...

It sure looks like my front axle has negative camber on both sides, the passenger side more than the drivers side. I guess it's possible one of the former owners jumped it or bent the axle with some hard wheeling.

If this is true, can a frame shop put it on the rack, chain it down at the knuckles and straighten it without destroying it?

I was thinking, it may be possible to do this myself by putting some anchors in the concrete and using a floor jack.

What do ya'll think?



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Unread 08-20-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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It can be done, but don't do it yourself (I'd put a good truss on it too). Depending how bad the camber is, it may be easier to use adjustable ball joints. If it's real bad, you should also check to make sure the shafts, bearings and seals are not taking a beating.
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How much pos. camber does it show.
You can take allot out with eccentric sleeves in the upper ball joints.
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The camber looking out of wack and being out of wack are two different things. Looking at mine last week, it looked all wonkey to me. The shop showed it at +1.

The toe was at dead ahead. Once the toe was set to 1/8" in, the camber illusion went away.
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It is dark now, let me try my angle finder tomorrow after work.

It has not been in for an alignment yet, I am only looking at it from a distance.

skiz, I hope it's an illusion!
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Unread 08-20-2013, 08:01 PM   #6
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Use floor jack to lift each front tire and grab tire at 12 and 6 oclock, rock back and forth and see how much play is in the bearings....AND as said, toe in or out can change camber due to the lean the tire experiences during a turn.
Alignment shop first and see what they find. IF bent, Don't try it yourself as the forces involved to bend it back would require a large frame rack.
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