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Still fighting negative camber...

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by baddriver, August 8, 2011.

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    1. baddriver

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      I still have negative camber in my 2wd sport (no mods, 200k miles) that seems uncorrectable.
      my last alignment showed -1, -1.5

      prior to that i already:
      -replaced bearings
      -new upper and lower ball joints
      -installed moog camber bolt/cam kit (max adjustment).
      -cranked up torsion bars to adjust ride height to factory specs.

      1. Are lower control arm bushings a factor? How can i check and see if they are no good?

      2. any other suggestions?
       
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      Please take a picture of both sides of the cam adjusters--yes the lower control arm bushings could be a factor but I want to see if the adjusters are installed correctly. You should be able to get positive camber with them installed.
       
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      Looks good there. I see "room" for more adjustment if the cams would push it there.

      It might be possible you need to raise the front a tad bit more?

      The lower control arm bushings could be worn. If this is the case I would just get a new control arm as pressing those buggers out is a major task. I have pressed my fair share of bearings-bushings but these were a no go for me.

      You may have better luck though. I found raybestos arms for 117 each with new ball joints installed and for me this was a no brainer.
       
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      i also thought there is "room" for a little more adjustment... but there would be nothing to hold the cams in place except the bolt pressure..

      I am worried if i raise the front, much more it will throw something off.. its already riding higher in the front than the rear.

      I have considered the option of replacing the entire lower control arm, before i go through the hassle i wanted to know if there was a definitive way to check the lower bushings...???
       
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      Have you addressed the rear sag? This might be where everything is being thrown off? If you are trying to set front height to a set of sagging rear mono leaf springs I see now how you got to this point.
       
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      I have not based my torsion twist on the rear sag at all..

      i used the factory specs/methods of taking the difference of the measurement from the
      ride height =(center of lca bolt to ground) - (lowest point on control arm to ground)
       

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