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I just had my struts replaced and my right side now as a -1.1 camber and pulls to the left a little. I was looking at the upper ball joint replacements but was wondering.... If I get the right size washer, shouldn't I be able to use say one washer a piece between the upper control arm and the frame to move it out just a bit to compensate just a little for the negative camber? The car has not been lowered nor do I want to. I think the real cause of the camber problem is that the pinch fork now slides up just a little higher than the other side on the strut bottom and is causing that side to be just a hair lower. This may be way offline but it seemed like it might work.


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Did you replace your struts with stock ones? If so, it doesn't make sense that your camber would be so negative. If you put in performance ones that ended up lowering your car, then it makes more sense. Anyways, what you described is really the only way to fix negative camber at the rear wheels. But you may want to add more than one washer under each bolt. If memory serves me correctly, stock rear camber is supposed to be something like -0.3 +/- 0.5 degrees. A washer/shim that's about 2-3 mm in thickness will correct for ~0.25 degrees of negative camber. So 2 washers will probably bring it a little closer to factory settings. This the setup that I have on my car right now.
 
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That is so bizarre that you have that kind of camber problems without performance struts. I'd almost say that your strut is probably defective or something (should have gotten the Konis :eek:)
 

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I thought so too and you are probably right. Live and learn right? :rolleyes: I think I will try my shim idea and take it back and have them check the camber to see if its improved. Thanks for the reply.

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