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Old 02-04-2014, 02:31 AM   #1
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Camber bolts

How will camber bolts hold up at the drag strip? I go every one in a while & I'm wondering if hard launches at the drag strip would put too much stress on these or will they hold up just fine since they're on the front wheels? Thanks for any info.
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I would not recommend camber bolts on any vehicle that goes on a track. They are weaker than the factory bolt. Not worth taking a chance on. If one fails on the street, you will at least only be going street speeds. If it fails on the track at full throttle, your hitting the wall.

I would recommend, and not because I work for them, but a good set of Steeda HD mounts.

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I would not recommend camber bolts on any vehicle that goes on a track. They are weaker than the factory bolt. Not worth taking a chance on. If one fails on the street, you will at least only be going street speeds. If it fails on the track at full throttle, your hitting the wall.

I would recommend, and not because I work for them, but a good set of Steeda HD mounts.

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That's a great read^

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Old 02-06-2014, 02:36 PM   #5
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I would not recommend camber bolts on any vehicle that goes on a track. They are weaker than the factory bolt. Not worth taking a chance on. If one fails on the street, you will at least only be going street speeds. If it fails on the track at full throttle, your hitting the wall. I would recommend, and not because I work for them, but a good set of Steeda HD mounts. An Often Overlooked Handling Secret « Steeda Blog Best Regards, TJ
Thanks for the info TJ. I'm gonna invest in some cc plates. Thanks for a good read too!
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The chances of one breaking is slim but if it does you're in deep shiit. Another option is the GT500 strut mounts with 05-10 struts. Proven combo at the strip especially if you use the Strange adjustable struts.
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The chances of one breaking is slim but if it does you're in deep shiit. Another option is the GT500 strut mounts with 05-10 struts. Proven combo at the strip especially if you use the Strange adjustable struts.
Yea id rather not take the chance with camber bolts at the track.
Would u be able to get the camber back to spec with that combo & no camber bolts?
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Would u be able to get the camber back to spec with that combo & no camber bolts?
Most likely yes unless the drop was significant. What you would do is install the strut mounts with the arrows pointing in as opposed to stock ride height with the arrows pointing out. That should get you your camber back.
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Most likely yes unless the drop was significant. What you would do is install the strut mounts with the arrows pointing in as opposed to stock ride height with the arrows pointing out. That should get you your camber back.
Ah ok awesome thanks!!
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Another thing is GT500 strut mounts are a nice unit and very strong and much cheaper than caster/camber plates.
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I had a problem with GT500 Strut Mounts and camber bolts on a 1" drop in the front, only on the passenger side. Even with the bolts they couldn't get it aligned. Apparently I am the only person who has had this problem though.
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Another thing is GT500 strut mounts are a nice unit and very strong and much cheaper than caster/camber plates.
Yea they're a good deal! I actually just pulled the trigger on some eibach coilovers that I found used I'm probably gonna have to go with cc plates incase I decide to go low I'll have the ability to adjust the camber!
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I had a problem with GT500 Strut Mounts and camber bolts on a 1" drop in the front, only on the passenger side. Even with the bolts they couldn't get it aligned. Apparently I am the only person who has had this problem though.
Wow that sucks! Did u try turning the mounts the opposite direction like grabber said?
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Wow that sucks! Did u try turning the mounts the opposite direction like grabber said?
Unfortunately no. But now that I see that, I bet that could have been the problem. I followed a write up on latemodelrestoration but I can't remember anything about switching the direction. I installed the arrows the same way on both sides though.
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Unfortunately no. But now that I see that, I bet that could have been the problem. I followed a write up on latemodelrestoration but I can't remember anything about switching the direction. I installed the arrows the same way on both sides though.
Could be wroth a shot rotating them! I think they are suppose to go the same direction but rotating them can help to fix a camber issue!
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Could be wroth a shot rotating them! I think they are suppose to go the same direction but rotating them can help to fix a camber issue!
They elongated the holes in the strut tower to get it aligned. I thought I'd regret agreeing to that but they assured me it's not uncommon and in almost a year I haven't had or noticed any problems.
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They elongated the holes in the strut tower to get it aligned. I thought I'd regret agreeing to that but they assured me it's not uncommon and in almost a year I haven't had or noticed any problems.
Oh ok at least u got it fixed! I have heard of them doing that!
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