Camber correction for an Ironman lift kit?

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Camber correction for an Ironman lift kit?

Unread post by GUCAB » July 26th, 2011, 10:07 am

Hi all,
Got my self the Ionman lift kit for the wifes 03 G16B SWB GV thinking, good value easy fit with all needed included....

The rear end has worked out fine with a much improved ride on and off road. (mind you OE shocks were shot).

Problem I'm having is that the new front struts put the camber way out of allignment. The pasenger side more than drivers.

So where do I go from here?
Camber bolts....?
Adjustable 'STRUT' plates...?

Cheers.

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Re: Camber corection for an Ironman lift kit

Unread post by ODA1 » July 26th, 2011, 12:20 pm

Hi
you will need camber bolts for the front and the best place is ebay for cheap or you will pay over $100 for 2 bolts



http://shop.ebay.com.au/i.html?_nkw=suz ... m270.l1313" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Camber corection for an Ironman lift kit

Unread post by GUCAB » July 26th, 2011, 1:15 pm

Thanks verry much for the reply ODA1.

I'll be chasing a set down then.
Cheapest on Ebay is still $90 for a couple of bolts........
Might see what repco can come up with, at least if they are not suitable I'll be able to take em back.
Bit paranoid about spending more money and still not getting it right. Ebay add says up to 1.5 degree of adjustment, not sure if that'll be enough???

Why Ionman don't supply with the kit is beyond me.

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Re: Camber correction for an Ironman lift kit?

Unread post by ODA1 » July 27th, 2011, 9:52 am

good luck with repco - if they can beat $90 i will be stunned.

Pedders sell them to the trade for $90

Dobinson are the only mob i know of that supply a Camber bolt set with thier lift but its $180!!!! *( they are different though to the others )

but it is a pain.

you will find that you should be fine with one set to get camber back, unless you got a lift bigger than 50mm.

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Re: Camber correction for an Ironman lift kit?

Unread post by GUCAB » July 27th, 2011, 10:31 am

Only supposed to be 35mm of lift which is all I am chasing.

Repco are suggesting that Adjustable Srut plates are the way to go.
No price yet but would have to be heaps more than the bolts?

On Ebay they say that the camber bolts should go in the top bolt hole unless for a racing set up.
Not sure if I'm missing somthing????, but I think that this would make my camber problem even worse. When looking from the front the bottom of the tyres are closer togeather than the top.

i.e. \ = /

Once again thanks for your input ODA1.

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Re: Camber correction for an Ironman lift kit?

Unread post by ODA1 » August 1st, 2011, 11:28 am

adjustable strut plates sound interesting? let us know how you go with those

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Re: Camber correction for an Ironman lift kit?

Unread post by dhula » January 8th, 2012, 9:19 pm

Old thread I know so not sure how usefull this info will be.
I've be looking at susp for our (new to us) 2002 GV.
I've found [ulr=http://www.bits4vits.co.uk/store/index.php]Bits for Vits[/url] in the UK and surfing their shop shows up a couple of choices for strut camber bolts from $41 up to $60 for a pair depending on which brand you get. There is also a kit with 4 bolts in it for $107 if you wanted more adjustment.
Prices are what is listed on thier site in AUD, minus VAT and sent to Perth

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Re: Camber correction for an Ironman lift kit?

Unread post by GUCAB » January 10th, 2012, 8:14 am

Ended up using 2 bolts, but the alighnment joint that fitted them had to do a heap of grinding out of the pasenger side strut to get it right. 4 bolts might have been the go??? All seems to be fine now although when driving on concrete car parks the front tyres squeal. It turns heads... Not sure if it is a problem?

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