How to Make Adjustments to Steering Camber

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Tips for Adjusting Camber in Steering Systems....5

Make adjustments to the steering camber on a hot rod with front suspension; the difficult process is explained by our expert custom-car mechanic in this free auto-repair video.

Part of the Video Series: Wheel Alignment Tips for Custom Cars
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The way we adjust the camber on a vehicle like this and when I say a vehicle like this, any hot rod that has an independent front suspension, I shouldn't say any, most are based on a Mustang 2, it's an old Ford design from the '70s, and that's what this one is. It's a takeoff on the Mustang 2 style suspension, and it's really hard to adjust. It is possible but it's hard. There's a lock nut here, front and back, we pull this big bolt out at the end, and rotate this piece in or out, front and back in order to lean the top of the wheel in or out. It's a real hassle, it takes a lot of trial and error to get to the point where you can do it in a real short time period, but you can see, it's perfectly possible to move the top of this tire in as much as, you know, there's a quarter inch of thread here. But physics, being what it is, the top of the tire is substantially higher than this point, so we can move the top of the tire in and I bet almost half an inch with--by adjusting those threads there.

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