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rear wheel camber problem 83 911sc

can anyone give me some advise on how to set rear wheel camber ? ran over curb and now have negative camber .
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i would take to a shop and make sure nothing is bent or broken.
to someone that knows porsches that is.
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I've checked no bends or breaks. Front strut assembly was bent . I replaced it and had to use the wooden block method to set camber on it . I worked with the adjust bolt on the rear tirwheel and got some positive camber,but am still a few degrees off .
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Ummm...Why are you trying to achieve positive camber? Positive camber is when the top of the wheel sticks out further than the bottom of the wheel. All of the wheels on your car should have some negitive camber.

Are you sure the strut was bent? Normally the A-Arm or the strut mounting point take the brunt of the damage. If you had to beat out something to get proper alignment please see below.

I would recommend that you follow T77911S's recommendation and take it to an alignment shop. If the alignment is off you can really create a big problem with the handeling and tire wear. The cost of the professional alignment is worth the cost in premature tire wear or avoiding another altercation with a curb (or worse).
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i think the rear is pretty hard to do. there was another post just recently about doing it. there are not many things i will not at least try, rear setup is one, trannies are another, although i am getting the courage to do my tranny, but with the help of a local shop, in fact, he is going to do my rear alignment because i think the toe is off on mine in the rear.
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negative rear wheel camber

I got positive camber on the front wheel after replacing my front strut assembly . I got quite a bit of positive camber on my rear wheel doing some adjusting on the camber bolt on the spring plate , but it didn't match the other rear wheel . I'll try adjusting bolt again . If I can't get it this time I guess I'll have to take it an expert $$$$ . Thanks for your input .
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Get the Bentley SC Repair Manual, it shows you how to set up your suspension.

Also, you have to decide on the ride-height before deciding on what Camber/Toe you want front and rear.

Both ride-height and alignment go together.
Try to come close by doing it yourself and then go to a competent shop to finalize.
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camber

setting you rear camber, and toe at the house is a very hard, trail and error process, because you cant make adjustment at home without unloading the supension, and then driving it to settle it, also, if you knocked out the camber by hitting a curb, i think you have other probs, I just re-did all my suspension, and im pretty good at alighning with strings and levels, and i was still off on the rear by a few degress once i got it to the shop, As others said, take it to the shop.
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Positive camber will make your car dangerous to drive. Maybe this is why you hit the bump?

Gernerally, you want as much negative camber as you can get for a performance-oriented 911. Less negative for the street.
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