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platypus 15-07-2004 07:05 PM

HOW TO: Adjust your BJ caster and camber at the front wheels

i don't know if i can post this as it is, but here it is anyway

btw, you don't want that much positive camber kiddies, you want a lil bit of negative camber... but positive caster can be good in high speed, but beware this will put extra strain on your power steering....


Originally Posted by chicaboo
I [sic] found the strut hard to turn, what I reccomend is getting the big socket (17mm?) on the nut on the top of the strut, and just turn in the direction you need. It will have no load on it, so the whole strut will just turn while not loosening the nut at at all! You'll need to jack the car up a ****load too...

thank you sir gavmeister

platypus 18-07-2004 10:03 PM

wow james, thats incredible, i did this mod on saturday and took it on the old pacific highway... i only have one thing to say..... weeeeeeeeeee!!!

free mod!!!!
lost all the normal rocking in the corners, and the car now runs around corners flat to the ground!!!

twilightprotege 19-07-2004 07:31 AM

hahahahahaha - no wonder you sms'd me!

so what did you adjust your struts to?

platypus 19-07-2004 05:47 PM

hehe i had the biggest grin when i sent that txt!!!

i adjusted for positive castor, coz i don't want that much positive camber!!!

twilightprotege 19-07-2004 06:12 PM

so did you go to position C on both?

platypus 19-07-2004 06:33 PM

yes i did!!! makes an unbelievable amount of difference, and cornering stability!!

twilightprotege 19-07-2004 06:41 PM

how is general steering effort? straight line stability?

platypus 19-07-2004 07:16 PM

minimal effort required, the feeling of fighting the car around bends is gone, low spped (ie parking) you can feel the little bit of extra strain needed, so just turn the wheel a bit slower, or park straight the first time!!!

twilightprotege 19-07-2004 07:23 PM

cool - so does the car look any different? ie the wheels angled in like negative camber?

platypus 19-07-2004 07:26 PM

nope, looks all standard, no extra noises, less bouncing, more handling, and less sway!!!!

twilightprotege 19-07-2004 07:38 PM


amazing it changes the handling that much!!!

i will do this after the drag racing on the 31st

twilightprotege 20-07-2004 01:43 PM

bugger doing it after the 31st - i'm doing this tonight!!!!

everything i've read says this is a fantastic mod to do and EVERYONE should do this.

twilightprotege 20-07-2004 07:38 PM

well it's done. took about 40 minutes tops.

damn easy to do.

i only went for a short drive, but you could feel the car really wanting to be pushed harder than before. i will take it for a real drive probably this weekend.

you could feel the steering was a little bit heavier, but nothing to complain about, even when the car was stationary

i'm sure you bg and ba guys can do this as well. nate i'd think you'd be a prime candidate to do this since you've been wearing the outside of your tyres....

platypus 20-07-2004 08:44 PM

i don't think they can, as they have the tri stud thingos.... like in the rear of the BJ

twilightprotege 20-07-2004 09:05 PM

they could still swing the tops around, just will get in between the figures above i guess???

anyone have a ba or bg manual that can check this?

platypus 20-07-2004 09:40 PM

that would be best to check the manual....

ok there are some options around for smaller adjust ment, by replacing the front control arm...
whiteline parts

BG - KCA324 +/- 0.50 degrees $135.45
BG - KCA324X +/- 0.50 degrees plus anti lift $190.00

BA - KCA337 +/- 0.50 degrees $144.55

BJ - KCA337 +/- 0.50 degrees - BJ-1 only $144.55

all prices are current as of 20/07/2004 and are gst EXclusive and don't include delivery

platypus 20-07-2004 09:41 PM

oh btw, thinking about the manual i'd say the adjustment is actually 3 degress not 30

twilightprotege 20-07-2004 09:45 PM

it's actually 30 seconds (well i think that's how it goes).

on the opposite page in the manual it says 1*30' etc.

* = superscript o

platypus 20-07-2004 10:00 PM

30 seconds?? noooo its minutes
thats like an adjustment of 0.5 degrees then

it should of clicked when i saw 30(')

hmmmm i could go advanced and create 1 full degree of change!!!!

bum bum bum

that would cost money.... something i don't have

and for those who don't know about degrees/minutes/seconds
degrees go to 360 total
minutes go to 60
second go to 60

twilightprotege 20-07-2004 10:24 PM

minutes - ok cool. well it's better than nothing!

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