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Old 02-13-2018, 08:09 PM   #16
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Have you thought about taking your car to the body shop? Maybe it might be a good idea to put it on the frame rack and have it pulled back to spec? Is this even a thing?

Rather than slotting the tower, maybe it would be better to move the holes in the strut mount?
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:15 PM   #17
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Have you thought about taking your car to the body shop? Maybe it might be a good idea to put it on the frame rack and have it pulled back to spec? Is this even a thing?

Rather than slotting the tower, maybe it would be better to move the holes in the strut mount?
+1 you have a nice iX. try to get it fixed proper...
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:31 PM   #18
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^Nah. Its probably just a bent strut.
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:47 AM   #19
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^Nah. Its probably just a bent strut.
I was thinking that might be it as well. I have a spare strut housing. I'm going to swap it in and see how it goes.
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:49 AM   #20
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What if I just put a couple of washers between the strut mount and tower? That should cause camber to change, no?

Maybe like this?


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Old 02-24-2018, 07:54 PM   #21
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Uh, no. All that will do is slightly raise your car.
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:55 AM   #22
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Ah crap. Lol.
It’s not a bent strut, unfortunately. I guess my only option now is to try to move the studs on the strut mount. The problem is there’s very little room on the mount to do that. I may need to notch the towers a bit.
Is there a way to figure out how many millimeters of movement the strut mount needs to move toward or away from the engine bay to get a 1 degree change in camber?

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Old 02-25-2018, 09:50 AM   #23
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I moved the studs over as far as I could. Now I'm not sure if I did too much or too little but this is what I got. If anyone knows the exact amount to move them over to achieve 1 degree in change in camber that would be great. I used this strut mount as a test dummy. I have a new strut mount I can use once I can be more exact.





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Old 02-27-2018, 06:36 AM   #24
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I'll see if I can dig mine up. I can't recall if both or only one of my mounts was the offset version.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:15 AM   #25
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I bet a body shop could check the body alignment for less than 200 bucks. I think I would start there.
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