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Getting alignment with new cam bolts.

First time I've had a lowered car and the first time I've used camber bolts. Went to get the alignment done at a shop and they wouldn't do it because the camber bolt was in the wrong hole for their Hunter machine. I installed them like the Eibach instructions said on the top. The machine needs them in the lower hole of the strut mount. Do I have to ask around for a place that will accept this placement?


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Oh my goodness......I would definitely find a "real" alignment shop....get a recommendation...can't believe that for a couple of $'s or just out of good will they wouldn't change the bolt settings.....that's pretty "tacky"


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I don't understand why the location of the camber bolts would make any difference to the machine -- doesn't the machine read the camber from the wheel, not the strut?

Maybe the machine provides instructions on which way to turn the bolt; and the technician does not understand how to translate that to the other location?

I don't know all the technicalities of alignments and alignment machines so I am probably not fully understanding, but yes it does sound like you should try a different shop.

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It's probably the tech on the machine. Most training classes on alignment have you follow a set pattern of adjustment but don't address the possibility of a modification. Nothing against the tech but just a lack of extra training.
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Thanks, I thought it was weird as well. I get the machine tells them what they are supposed to do but come on.

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Learn how to do the alignment yourself.


It's not as complex of a process as the $$$$$ machines make it appear to be.




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