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    The "ear" bolts is an excellent description. One is a pivot point, the other is a cam bolt that allows for adjustment. I do not remember which of the bolts (upper or lower) pivots or has the cam. Loosen both, see which swings the lower strut inward or outward.

    For what its worth, I have eyeballed the camber manually, then taken the WRX for a precise alignment. My eyeballing was much closer to the negative camber value than I would have imagined.

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    So I called today with this information and they said there is no possible way they can do any better than +.3. They also said I don't have an eccentric bolt. Does this make sense?

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    I would go somewhere else. These people obviously have no idea what they are talking about. I mean that is not even what the stock spec's are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    I would go somewhere else. These people obviously have no idea what they are talking about. I mean that is not even what the stock spec's are...
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    The WRX comes stock with a front eccentric bolt, its the top one. Tell them to GTFO newb. Also click on the DIY alignment thread in my sig for pics of the bolts, and a better explanation of the system.

    FWIW you could always DIY to insure it is done right. 3 alignments at that price would have paid for all the tools to DIY.
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    So here is the bolt that was in the top part of the strut. That is not a camber bolt. What do you think happened here? Did someone swap out my stock camber bolt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruWRC View Post
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    So here is the bolt that was in the top part of the strut. That is not a camber bolt. What do you think happened here? Did someone swap out my stock camber bolt?
    Why isn't that a camber bolt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruWRC View Post

    So here is the bolt that was in the top part of the strut. That is not a camber bolt. What do you think happened here? Did someone swap out my stock camber bolt?
    That is a camber bolt. They are oval shaped and smaller than the holes to allow for adjustment.


    ...right?

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    Looking at some other alignment threads the bolt is supposed to have a notch by the head and a tab. This one did not. They showed the the eccentric bolts they had and it was shaped just like the ones posted here http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1590221

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruWRC View Post
    Looking at some other alignment threads the bolt is supposed to have a notch by the head and a tab. This one did not. They showed the the eccentric bolts they had and it was shaped just like the ones posted here http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1590221

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    Only aftermarket camber bolts have the notch and tab. That's what my rears look like.

    Trust me that's a factory front camber bolt.
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    Pull the front bottom bolt and compare them. You'll see right away the difference.
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    Wow double post over 1 hour time difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A265 View Post
    Wow double post over 1 hour time difference.
    Yeah tapatalk error
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    So there are no tabs or anything to to align it to. How does this camber bolt work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruWRC View Post
    So there are no tabs or anything to to align it to. How does this camber bolt work?

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    The only reason the aftermarket bolts have tabs to align them, is because they are so undersize for the hole they are going in. They do this to get maximum adjustment ranges in either direction. Example, the factory bolt in the front will net from +.3 deg to -1.5deg while an aftermarket one could get you +2.5deg to -2.5deg.

    The principle they both work on is the same; the holes in the strut housing are smaller than the hole in the knuckle. The lobe on the side of the bolt pushes against the knuckle when rotated, and forces the centerline of the hole in the strut to move away from the centerline of the hole in the knuckle.

    The reason for the tab is due to the fact that since the overall diameter of the bolt is soo much smaller than the ID of the strut hole, you need the tab to help locate the bolt, otherwise it wouldn't work. The tab is a bandaid.

    Since the factory bolt was designed to work in the OEM application, they just sized and designed it correctly from the off.
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