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Is there easy way to adjust camber on Chevy truck?

Is there easy way to adjust camber on Chevy truck?

You don’t need to worry about anything at all because the steps on how to adjust camber on Chevy truck below are easy to follow. This means that it is perfect for beginners, and for people who are looking for the easiest way to adjust their Chevy truck’s camber without needing professional help.

When do you lift a truck you cause positive camber?

When you lift a truck you cause positive camber. It’s that simple, and this is why the way you lower is so important. Cutting, heating, or even using engineered lowering coil springs will cause negative camber every time and you need to have the ability to adjust the camber enough to offset this. (This is discussed on the coil spring page).

What happens when Camber is out of adjustment?

Moving the upper arm out gets you more positive and moving it in results in negative camber. If camber is out of adjustment you will see uneven tire wear, if the camber is too negative for example then the tire will wear the inside tread. If camber is different from side to side it may cause a pulling problem.

How do you know if your Camber is off?

Measure the angle on both sides. Excessive camber in one side can indicate a worse problem like a bent axle tube. Use the above image to determine if you have positive or negative camber. If your camber is off by a few degrees you have two options. Use camber adjusting shims or camber adjusting upper ball joints.

How to adjust the camber on a Chevy truck?

How to Adjust the Camber on a Chevrolet Truck. Place your protective goggles on your face, and put your truck on the rack for purposes of alignment. Adhere to the rack’s instructions to figure out the size of your proper alignment measurements. Verify that your truck already has a camber bolt.

How big of a shim do I need for camber adjustment?

Place a 1/32 inch shim for every 1/2 degree of camber that is needed. Tighten the upper control arm and replace the tire. Lower the car and check the camber again.

What should I do if my camber gauge is too far positive?

Place the camber gauge on the hub and read the camber angle. If the reading is too far positive, move the upper control arm inward. If it is too far negative, move the control arm outward.

What should the camber reading be on a year truck?

Check the camber reading and adjust as necessary until the reading falls within specifications for your year truck. Torque the control arm bolts to between 80 and 100 foot-pounds. Remove the gauge, reinstall the hubcap and repeat Steps Two through Four for the other side. Park your car on your intended work surface.

Where are the camber bolts on a Chevy truck?

You need to ensure that your Chevy truck has camber bolts. You can do this by looking at the vehicle’s strut bolts. For people who don’t know, the camber bolt of the variety in the aftermarket will include a washer with a small handle.

What’s the difference between positive and negative camber?

On the other hand, the wheels that are closer together at the bottom portion are considered as positive camber. Depending on the car that you have, manual vehicles will usually have a camber that is slightly negative, as the stability increases.

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Ruth Doyle