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Old 15-07-2004, 06:05 PM   #1
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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....

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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
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Old 18-07-2004, 09:03 PM   #2
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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!!!
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Old 19-07-2004, 06:31 AM   #3
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hahahahahaha - no wonder you sms'd me!

so what did you adjust your struts to?
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Old 19-07-2004, 04:47 PM   #4
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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!!!
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Old 19-07-2004, 05:12 PM   #5
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so did you go to position C on both?
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Old 19-07-2004, 05:33 PM   #6
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yes i did!!! makes an unbelievable amount of difference, and cornering stability!!
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Old 19-07-2004, 05:41 PM   #7
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how is general steering effort? straight line stability?
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Old 19-07-2004, 06:16 PM   #8
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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!!!
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Old 19-07-2004, 06:23 PM   #9
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cool - so does the car look any different? ie the wheels angled in like negative camber?
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Old 19-07-2004, 06:26 PM   #10
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nope, looks all standard, no extra noises, less bouncing, more handling, and less sway!!!!
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schweet!!!!!!

amazing it changes the handling that much!!!

i will do this after the drag racing on the 31st
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Old 20-07-2004, 12:43 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 20-07-2004, 06:38 PM   #13
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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....
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Old 20-07-2004, 07:44 PM   #14
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i don't think they can, as they have the tri stud thingos.... like in the rear of the BJ
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Old 20-07-2004, 08:05 PM   #15
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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?
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Old 20-07-2004, 08:40 PM   #16
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that would be best to check the manual....

ok there are some options around for smaller adjust ment, by replacing the front control arm...
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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
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Old 20-07-2004, 08:41 PM   #17
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oh btw, thinking about the manual i'd say the adjustment is actually 3 degress not 30
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Old 20-07-2004, 08:45 PM   #18
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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
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Old 20-07-2004, 09:00 PM   #19
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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
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minutes - ok cool. well it's better than nothing!
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