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Rear positive camber #5137951
06/18/19 09:44 PM
06/18/19 09:44 PM
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wing0 Offline OP
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Got a Lexus RX300

One tire in the rear that is wearing on the outer shoulder and car is used to carry some heavy load for work.
After putting it on the alignment machine, it was not a toe issue, but a positive camber.
Factory preference is -0.6, it's at 0.2 right now. So about 0.8 positive out.

Is there any leeway with the bolts on the current strut to push the camber back into the negative?
or I do need to get camber kit?

Trying to somewhat correct this as tires need replacement too.

Re: Rear positive camber [Re: wing0] #5137961
06/18/19 09:58 PM
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I had to buy a different length lower control arm for my Lexus LS430. There was no adjustment.


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Re: Rear positive camber [Re: wing0] #5138040
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These look like they are for your car.

https://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Camber-Alignment-Nissan-RX400h/dp/B073WRRNMH

Quote
1993-2002 Nissan Quest Rear 2004-2009 Nissan Quest Rear 2011-2014 Nissan Quest Rear 1990-1991 Lexus ES250 Rear 1992-2003 Lexus ES300 Rear 2004-2006 Lexus ES330 Rear 2007-2012 Lexus ES350 Rear 1999-2003 Lexus RX300 Rear 2004-2006 Lexus RX330 Rear 2007-2009 Lexus RX350 Rear 2006-2008 Lexus RX400h Rear

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Re: Rear positive camber [Re: wing0] #5138108
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Great FInd, Trav!


'98 LEX LS400 295K
'02 4Runner 235K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K

Schaeffer Oil
Toyota ATF's and Coolant
Amsoil Gear Oil and Grease
(Subject to Change as the Wind Blows)
Re: Rear positive camber [Re: wing0] #5138210
06/19/19 07:56 AM
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Question is:

Why is it way out?

locating Bushing failed or fishtail into curb and bent LCA.

Those two come to mind at 95% of why its bad.


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Re: Rear positive camber [Re: wing0] #5138303
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Specialty Products typically has alignment hardware for situations such as these.

https://www.spcalignment.com/index....ion&pid=81270&Submit_form=Submit


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Re: Rear positive camber [Re: wing0] #5138471
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Just ordered moog camber adjustment bolt.
Will try to eyeball it and get it in the negative a bit.

Maybe a family member rubbed it against a curb, but for now just want a quick fix since the suspension system is still stock.

Re: Rear positive camber [Re: wing0] #5138586
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As a poster said make sure and check all busing and connected parts. Some cars just go out over time, some VW models are a perfect example, you use shims behind the bearing hub to correct positive/negative camber and toe.
The problem is a lot of people have is some use "minutes" instead of degrees so you need to work it out to use thousands numbered shims, simple enough but not everyone is aware of it.


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Re: Rear positive camber [Re: wing0] #5139021
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Originally Posted by wing0
Just ordered moog camber adjustment bolt.
Will try to eyeball it and get it in the negative a bit.

Maybe a family member rubbed it against a curb, but for now just want a quick fix since the suspension system is still stock.


Major safety issue no "quick fix"

Check for bushing damage or broken links at least. Then you can try to dial it to Zero.

Also, like TRAV said, many readouts show the degree fractions in Minutes instead of hundreths of a degree - so make sure about that.

Last edited by ARCOgraphite; 06/20/19 07:58 AM.

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