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    Ok, I lowered the car with the eibach kit and went to get the car aligned but they said I need a camber kit because the alignment is already maxed out. Where do I find these for my car because all I see is ones for hondas and such.

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    There's no camber kit for our cars, and you don't need one ,IMO, what you need is to find a better alignment shop.

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    Well they printed out a sheet to show how far it is out of G.M. specs and it is still far off and there is no more adjustment left. So does that mean something is bent or messed up?

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    The front camber is difficult to setup if you don't have the right tools. When you lower it the front has a good amount of negative camber. They need an alignment tool like this



    One end slips into the lower control arm and the other end slips into the K member. You loosen up the LCA and draw it closer to the K member to bring it into spec. I have a good friend that works at a Tires Plus and he was able to align my car fine even without this tool. It just takes a lot of muscle for one person to push the bottom of the wheel in while someone else tightens up the LCA to hold it there. Mine is just into spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dude2000_22222 View Post
    Well they printed out a sheet to show how far it is out of G.M. specs and it is still far off and there is no more adjustment left. So does that mean something is bent or messed up?
    So what are the alignment specs, with their best try?

    IMO, a little bit of Negative camber (-1* or less) is good for handling.
    Last edited by Blue28; 05-07-2010 at 11:32 AM.

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    pimp boys could not align mine good cuz the mech nick did not have that special tool

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    Do you have to get it aligned when its lowered? I've never lowered a car before mine seems ok I got the eibach pros as well with bilsteins but if its something i gotta do ill get it done....right after I fix whatever went wrong with the job I can't even drive.it the clunk is so bad on both sides

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