Too much negative camber? - Impala Tech
 
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-14-2013, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Too much negative camber?

I just brought 1970 Impala in for an alignment and was told that I had too much negative clamber in the front. About -1 on the front left and -1.8 on the right.. Does anyone have any suggestions to add more positive camber?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-14-2013, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Secondary question: Can I live with this amount of camber or is it just going to eat away my tires?

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 09:11 AM
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You should be able to adjust the camber if you have good bushings and the other suspension parts are not worn out. You will wear the tires abnormally and it will affect your braking as you have a smaller tire patch.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 09:25 PM
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Mine is good going straight, but I notice the caster problem when making turns. I hear its fairly normal.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 09:57 AM
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As you raise a cars ride height you will also increase negative camber. The only way you can solve this problem, if it can no longer be adjusted by a wheel aligner, is to either lower the cars ride height or fit longer upper control arms. You can purchase longer upper control arms from companies like Global West Suspension.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 12:34 PM
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Or add adjustable Tie Rod links that are longer than stock. I do not know if any one makes them specifically for the Impala as I know that the ones I bought to fit the Chevelle from Hotchkiss were too small. Apparently the Corvette would have been the better substitute to buy since Hotcchkiss didn't offer one for the Impala.

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