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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-10-2014, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Any Diy Camber Adjusters?



anyone file the hole to allow adjustment of the camber? I put new strut assys in, and now the camber is out. not by much, -1.9 which should be -1 + or - 0.75.

I figure it needs 0.9 degrees, or 0.03925 inches off the left side of that bottom hole for the passenger side strut. call it 0.040. 1/32 of an inch is 0.0625.

anyone else do this for a stock setup?

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There are camber bolts you can buy on ebay. They work pretty well. Actually, I think I have a set for the cobalt I would be willing to part with!


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I might try to loosen up the bolts and lean they way they need to go, and then tighten them up. doesn't look like they need much more than the thickness of the paint. if that does not work, the camber bolts look like they would do the trick.

how did you end up with an extra set?

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when i had an aligment after putting on on new struts i guy doing the work took a die grinder to the wholes on the struts looked like it was just enough to take the paint off

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Like stated above you just oblong the holes in the struts slightly to get more adjustment. and why is there a picture of a heater core in your first post lol.
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I might try to loosen up the bolts and lean they way they need to go, and then tighten them up. doesn't look like they need much more than the thickness of the paint. if that does not work, the camber bolts look like they would do the trick.

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I crashed my cobalt in July. Put the car back to stock and sold all the performance stuff. I'm pretty sure those are still in my tool box.


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Like stated above you just oblong the holes in the struts slightly to get more adjustment. and why is there a picture of a heater core in your first post lol.
alldata diy does that to motivate subscriptions. I copied the link to the photo, and every time I look back it is a different figure.

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I played with my dremel tool yesterday long enough to inhale some ground paint, but not much else, and decided to order a couple bolts from amazon, with a $20 angle level thingie. (to get it close for the drive to the alignment shop for verification and a toe adjust.)

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