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Old 01-16-2012, 07:06 PM
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So i have a 65impala ss i got two years ago w sb 327.I've got serious camber issues...the springs,upper, and lower a arms have been replaced...the lower ball joints were trashed...so i replaced them.it helped bring the top of the Tire out a little,but the bottom of the Tire is still out way too far.so question is...does anyoneknow the specs on the springs or the lower control arms.i think the uppers are ok cuz they match up w the ones that where in the trunk that i believe were orig other than the ball joints are in by bolts instead of riveted...I'm baffled and could really use some advice...oh and there are no shims in it...maybe that's an issue too?

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So i have a 65impala ss i got two years ago w sb 327.I've got serious camber issues...the springs,upper, and lower a arms have been replaced...the lower ball joints were trashed...so i replaced them.it helped bring the top of the Tire out a little,but the bottom of the Tire is still out way too far.so question is...does anyoneknow the specs on the springs or the lower control arms.i think the uppers are ok cuz they match up w the ones that where in the trunk that i believe were orig other than the ball joints are in by bolts instead of riveted...I'm baffled and could really use some advice...oh and there are no shims in it...maybe that's an issue too?
I am not familar with the front on that car, where is the upper control arm shaft located, on the inside or outside of the upper frame bracket? If it's on the outside, you simply need to add shims. If it's on the inside you are in for trouble because the frame has "sagged" and you need to spread apart the upper mounts. The frame rails are twisted in at the top.

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Apparently there is a bolt on the power control arm w an adjustment washer that is oblong that you simply turn and pulls the power out...does this sound right?...the upper seems like its on right
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Not power Sorry..quick spell...upper control arm...and power is lower
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Btw Brian...i think adding shims would bring the uppers in even more and make it worse...grrr i hope the adjustment on the lower bolt works...
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Btw Brian...i think adding shims would bring the uppers in even more and make it worse...grrr i hope the adjustment on the lower bolt works...
It's like I said, I don't remember but going thru a google search it looks like the control arm shafts are on the inside of a bracket on the top of the frame. This means you can't get anymore positive camber out of your car if than removing all the shims which it sounds like has already been done. If you want to get more camber you will need to correct the frame sag. There may be some offset upper control arm shafts that will do it as well.

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