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Old July 14th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default subaru has negative camber in the rear.

I replaced my rear struts (old ones were blasted) on a 95 subaru legacy with 162,000 miles. I'm guessing the struts were original, but I found out after I bought the car that it was in a rear end collision. Perhaps the strut towers were so screwed up that they replaced tge struts with custom ones.

After I replaced the struts with factory replacements, and the wheels hit the ground, the bottoms were sticking out. On the old struts, I'm almost positive that the top bolt hole was oblong to allow for the adjustment of the camber. These new struts just seem to have reguler holes. The Haynes manual that I own even indicates that the rear camber can't be adjusted.

Any comments would be helpful. How is it possible to replace simply struts and then have the camber off after?
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So if my uni-body construction is bent to the point that it effects the camber of the strut, is there a way to modify the strut or the car so that it can be adjusted? I just called a Subaru dealership and they didn't seem to want to touch it. What do bump guys do when they encounter this kind of problem? Do they total the car or do they rig it together?

I thought that I could shave the top hole a bit to allow for the knuckle to be adjusted, but I envision too many problems involving death by fire and taking some poor bystander with me.

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Most cars like that have 'crash bolts' available, stuff that does allow camber adjustment on an otherwise non adjustable car. Lets you get some back. Or you can slot the holes. Both are often used for setting up road race/autocross cars....
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rear camber correction kits for your subura

Napa Part #'s
264-3642
264-3670
264-3633

264-3642 gives the most adjustment
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wow. Thanks. It's good to know that I have options.
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rear camber correction kits for your subura

Napa Part #'s
264-3642
264-3670
264-3633

264-3642 gives the most adjustment
yup, those are what I was thinking of. Offset shaped bolts to allow shift. Often, certain race classes wouldn't allow changs to the major suspension components, but would allow crash bolts.
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