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Old 07-31-07, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb Home Depot Camber Kit!

Well my friends, have I got a story for you!

When I had Dropped my ride on those Integra coilovers it put my front camber at -1(perfect) and my rear camber to -3(eek) because of the original length of the rear springs.
Needless to say my rear tires were bald with in 3 months. since I'm sure your all well aware of the fact that no one makes a camber kit for the legend (especially the G1) I had to improvise. SoI took of my rear wheel off and started examining the suspension/brake assembly with a flash light, thats when I noticed that the upper control arm is mounted to the body with one bolt going in to the trunk by the speakers. So I removed the bolt and took it down to Home Depot To find a longer one with the same thread pattern and width. I found one that was about an inch longer and grabbed two. And a hand full of washers that fit the bolt and took them home. The install was trial and error trying to figure out how many washers I needed in between the control arm and body. After I would install a certain # of washers I would Put the wheel back on and measure the camber with a level. It ended being like 5 washers on each side for me, but it might be different 4 you. Anyways that was my story of the Home Depot camber Kit. Just one of my Many Home Depot tuning experiments!
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yea, thats a good trick w/o having to use a camber kit

btw, how do you measure camber yourself?
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The whole "kit" cost about 5 bucks...lol
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Did you get an alignment yet? That will be a pretty good way of seeing how well it worked out...

Also, if anyone does decide to do this, might I suggest a bolt of a high grade (like grade 8 or higher)...which did you go with?
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Did you get an alignment yet? That will be a pretty good way of seeing how well it worked out...

Also, if anyone does decide to do this, might I suggest a bolt of a high grade (like grade 8 or higher)...which did you go with?
yes I had a 4 wheel alignment done after I installed the "kit"
as for the bolt I don't remember the grade but the size & thread matched and the bolt was about 30% longer.

As for Pics... I'm currently Stationed In groton CT In the Navy so...
next time I take Leave(which should be soon I will get the Pics.
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Be sure to check the body periodically where you added the washers. Make sure the sheet metal isn't tearing.

You might consider replacing the washers and making a spacer out of larger piece of metal (about the same size as the original mount) of the proper thickness. This will spread out the stress over a larger area.
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Be sure to check the body periodically where you added the washers. Make sure the sheet metal isn't tearing.

You might consider replacing the washers and making a spacer out of larger piece of metal (about the same size as the original mount) of the proper thickness. This will spread out the stress over a larger area.
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Anyone have any idea's for adjustable front camber?
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some of the acura"s come with these washers and you just move them from front to back. However I have fabricated new control arms from the orginals for the front of the 89 legend which use a (SPC 67320) ball joint which lets me adjust from minus 1.5 to + 3 deg. then I use my FAST TRAC camber tool to check that alignment.
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Hey Mario whats going on man? Hows that clean, clean coupe?

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I have fabricated new control arms from the orginals for the front of the 89 legend.
hello there my friend, you went MIA on us after the San Pedro meet last year ...please come out and join us this coming Sunday? check my sig for more details.

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lol your the man and home depot is the shit...
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Well my friends, have I got a story for you!

When I had Dropped my ride on those Integra coilovers it put my front camber at -1(perfect) and my rear camber to -3(eek) because of the original length of the rear springs.
Needless to say my rear tires were bald with in 3 months. since I'm sure your all well aware of the fact that no one makes a camber kit for the legend (especially the G1) I had to improvise. SoI took of my rear wheel off and started examining the suspension/brake assembly with a flash light, thats when I noticed that the upper control arm is mounted to the body with one bolt going in to the trunk by the speakers. So I removed the bolt and took it down to Home Depot To find a longer one with the same thread pattern and width. I found one that was about an inch longer and grabbed two. And a hand full of washers that fit the bolt and took them home. The install was trial and error trying to figure out how many washers I needed in between the control arm and body. After I would install a certain # of washers I would Put the wheel back on and measure the camber with a level. It ended being like 5 washers on each side for me, but it might be different 4 you. Anyways that was my story of the Home Depot camber Kit. Just one of my Many Home Depot tuning experiments!
Where can I find the info about using the Integra struts on the Legend?
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Did you get an alignment yet? That will be a pretty good way of seeing how well it worked out...

Also, if anyone does decide to do this, might I suggest a bolt of a high grade (like grade 8 or higher)...which did you go with?
+10000000

Hardware grade bolts and washers are not meant for applications like this.
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