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Old 04-13-2018, 05:52 PM   #1  
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I have a 1986 coupe. I rebuilt the entire rear with poly bushings. My problem is that the right side camber moved about one degree neg. I had it realigned and the same thing happened after a short drive. I have no idea why it moves. I had everything torqued to specs. Could the camber rod bolts be bad or bent?? I have decided to order a kit for both sides. After that I'm at a loss?? At least I haven't been charged additionally for the alignments but; I'm sure I will eventually.

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Is bolt rotating? If not a bushing(s) is deteriorating at a rapid rate
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Is bolt rotating? If not a bushing(s) is deteriorating at a rapid rate
That's about the only thing I can think of. Unless the bushings aren't thick enough is the only other thought I have.

If you can't get it resolved, about the only other thing I can think of is something like the Banski parts, pretty much impossible to shift as long as the collars are properly tightened up. All adjustments are via the heim joints on the part.
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I ordered two new bolts for each side. I'm going to try again on Wednesday. I will double check the bushings.
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there should be a set of metal bushings on each side of the camber rod assembly, PN 14060166. is everything correctly configured? just asking. the I.D. of the sleeve within the camber rod is larger than the O.D. of the adjusting bolt. without the 14060166 bushings, the camber rod could have, or would have, some movement regardless of the amount of torque on the adjusting bolt. sounds like the bushings maybe MIA - at least on one side.







these are work in progress pics, but you get the idea. BTW, OE parts are discontinued and residual NOS parts are crazy expensive. IF you need to purchase the bushings, reproductions are available - about $10/pack of 4 (plus S&H) here's corvette central - https://www.corvettecentral.com/c4-8...et-of-4-584103


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..... Changes in ride height will also affect the camber adjustment ... maybe your car didn't get jostled around enough after the new bushings were installed .....
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Does anyone know the torque specs on tightening the camber bolts???

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That's about the only thing I can think of. Unless the bushings aren't thick enough is the only other thought I have.

If you can't get it resolved, about the only other thing I can think of is something like the Banski parts, pretty much impossible to shift as long as the collars are properly tightened up. All adjustments are via the heim joints on the part.


I have the Banski lower spindle arms, quick easy and precise accurate adjustment that doesn't change. I would never go back to the offset camber bolts.
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Does anyone know the torque specs on tightening the camber bolts???

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I seem to recall, 187 ft.lbs. across the board for all C4's. personally, i'd verify that for 1986 corvette specific.
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