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Old 08-21-2008, 09:26 PM
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negative camber question

I am in the process of re-assembling my front suspension. The front end is on jack stands and when I put the right wheel on i noticed lots of negative camber (top of tire pointed inward, bottom out). I measured about two inches!!.I was able to physically lift the control arms up by hand causing better results... I then did the opposite side for comparison and had about an inch of negative camber. I have not yet put the shocks in because they are on order..i was just messing around with things...My question is will the lack of no shocks cause this huge amount of negative camber?..I assume the tires should still be parallel to the ground without shocks when resting on jack stands or is their something else I am missing? This suspension is off an AMC Pacer if that helps.

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Old 08-21-2008, 10:12 PM
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is this happening at normal ride height or at full extension? i dont know alot (nothing) about amc's but extreme camber is not uncomon when the suspension is off the ground. are all the control arms stock? i would make sure you didnt put them on backwards or on the wrong side. the real worry is the difference between the two sides. i would just double check every thing, put it together, and see what it looks like on the ground.
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