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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:01 pm 
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I need some camber bolts for the STi struts I just installed on my wagon. :oops:
I'm looking for opinions from those who've used these. What brand did you purchase, how do you like them, and how much did you pay? There are few different kits available for what seems to a range of price for what is essentially the same thing and I'm wondering if there is a difference in quality.

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 Post subject: Re: Camber bolts
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:42 am 
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I bought H&R camber bolts.

From what I've read they're just about all the same, except the H&R's which seemed like much better quality to me. The rest are just rebranded versions of the same thing. They are a bit more expensive though, I wanna say they were like $55? from 425 Motorsports. Eibachs are closer to $30.


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 Post subject: Re: Camber bolts
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:20 am 
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I used Ingalls camber bolts and they worked well for me. I have no good way to judge their quality except that they worked well for something like five or six years and stayed put but also stayed adjustable.

Whatever bolts you use, I would suggest putting anti-seize on them. Their design leaves them more exposed to the elements than the stock strut bolts.

Another option, if you're just looking to not have messed-up camber after your strut swap, is swapping to GD lateral links; they'll fix your camber the "right" way. That's what I did on my GC. Of course, that leaves you no room for tuning.

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 Post subject: Re: Camber bolts
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:45 am 
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I bought a couple sets for like $30 shipped. Sold one set. Probably have the other set in my garage somewhere. Had them on the car when I had the STI struts but I removed and sold those before I got it running so I can't really say how well they worked. The range of adjustment isn't much. I do remember they are smaller than the stock bolts so you'll need to use more tools to install/remove them than a normal job. I didn't like how they were seemingly painted a matte black which would probably easily rub off and rust. The quality of them vs the stock bolts is night and day. They're cheap garbage in comparison, IMO.

From the pictures I found from different brands they all looked like the same exact thing but different companies like to sell them as their own and set their own price. I wouldn't pay more than $20 shipped for a set brand new. If you could drill out the hole to possibly fit the front camber bolts in the rear that would probably work.

If you want the set I have, I'd sell them to you if I can find them.

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 Post subject: Re: Camber bolts
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:29 pm 
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Thanks for the input guys.
Good to see you still around, Vikash.

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 Post subject: Re: Camber bolts
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:41 pm 
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I noticed the same as kimo, the h&r seem to be of much better quality than the other crap though, and I think the bolt heads were stock size


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 Post subject: Re: Camber bolts
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:13 pm 
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In light of taking my car to the track yesterday, I'd suggest camber plates if you're going to drive the car hard at all. I'll let the pic do the talking

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 Post subject: Re: Camber bolts
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:02 am 
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were they set to max negative or somewhere in between? if the tab on the washer isn't lined up right and the bolt isn't maxed out that's a lot more likely to happen.

I got my bolts at napa, they're made by SPC, like almost all of them. Have had them in for years without a problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Camber bolts
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:19 pm 
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Just picked up a set from NAPA.
Thanks for weighing in, Jamal.

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 Post subject: Re: Camber bolts
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:17 am 
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jamal wrote:
were they set to max negative or somewhere in between? if the tab on the washer isn't lined up right and the bolt isn't maxed out that's a lot more likely to happen.

I got my bolts at napa, they're made by SPC, like almost all of them. Have had them in for years without a problem.

There is no tab on H&Rs. Reading around I had read this was a problem, I didn't intend to track it though so it didn't matter when I bought them. I'm gonna buy some STi lateral links at some point though now.


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