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Too much neg camber on one rear wheel

I dont want to hijack the other rear sus. thread so...
I removed the shocks and springs and replaced them with 180# and Koni Sports. The old ones were stock springs with KYB's. Now, the passenger side rear wheel has more neg camber than the other. If the springs are not seated properly, or the shock is sitting differently on one side than the other, could this cause more neg camber? Befor eI put these new springs/shocks on, as far as i can remember, the camber was equal on both sides. When I was installing the rear shocks, I used a rubber mallet to punch in the long screw-type thing that connects the shock to the trailing arm. I didnt pound it hard enough to bend it. So, what gives?
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Old 11-24-2002, 07:18 PM
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Two main possibilities come to mind:

One spring is hanging up on the edge of the lower (or maybe upper) spring perch.

The C-clip that positions the lower spring perch is not in the same slot on each shock.

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Have you driven the car yet? I've noticed my camber angles change drastically when say one side of car is lifted....even when the springs are properly located in perches. Usually by the time I get it backed out of driveway, it has settled back into place.

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i had some 140's and could raise them off their perchs on a good corner.. yeha... crashed that puppy. don't have to worry about that anymore.

make sure the end of the spring is inthe right spot. strap them in with something..(cable ties)


not rusted out at the control arm?
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would not let me edit... could you have moved the control arm when you got the hammer out?
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I have driven the car and had no luck with things evening out. I think one suspention unit (spring and shock) might be a bit longer than the other. If I remember correctly, cant you adjust the length by pushing in and turning? The arms are not rusted. When I used the rubber mallet, I did so very gently, just to help push the bolt through.
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i would dismount the springs and see if one is physically longer.

turning the shock ,just adjusts the shock.. not the spring
do you have adjustable perches?

wire diameter being the same, less coils means stiffer spring.

(vw rabbits had clear hose over the ends of the coils to keep them from sqeaking)
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Is it a common thing to have two rear suspention units (springs and shocks) that are different in size? I am perplexed as to why this is happening. It could very well be that the old suspention had settled evenly, but it kinda frustrates me. An alignment is in the near future, but until then, I dont want to screw up my tires...
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are your lower perches adjustable? is the high side perch bottomed on the shock housing?

did your konis come with a snubber? i would inspect and compare before messed up yhe tires
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Pull the shocks/springs and measure them yet? Swap from left to right?
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They dont have adjustable perches. I will swap them tonight, and see what the deal is.
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