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Old 09-18-2009, 11:08 AM
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No Front End Camber Adjustment?

So I put the SRT suspension on the wifes GC and took it down to have it aligned. The tow was off a bit and the camber is off as well but the shop said there is no way to adjust the front camber....

Min / Max Specs
-0.7 0.2


Actual

Left -0.8
Right -1.1



So do I need that freaking camber kit? Or have you guys done something different?
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:23 AM
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Re: No Front End Camber Adjustment?

from the 007 manual:

CAMBER, CASTER AND TOE ADJUSTMENT
Camber and caster angle adjustments involve changing the position of the lower control arm with the slots in the frame brackets to move the lower control arm inwards or outwards for proper adjustment. This can be achieved by using a long pry bar with a curved tip and inserting the pry bar into the lower control arm frame brackets and prying inwards or outwards.

NOTE: Camber and caster adjustments must be made at the lower control arm. Do not use the upper control arm for Camber and Caster adjustments.

NOTE: When the lower control arm pivot bolts are loosened the lower control arm will normally go outwards automatically with the weight of the vehicle.



CASTER
Moving the rear position of the lower control arm at the frame in or out, will change the caster angle significantly and camber angle only slightly. To maintain the camber angle while adjusting caster, move the rear of the lower control arm in or out. Then move the front of the lower control arm slightly in the opposite direction.



CAMBER
Move both the front and rear of the lower control arm together in or out. This will change the camber angle significantly and caster angle slightly.

After adjustment is made tighten the lower control arm bolt & nuts to FRONT169 Nm (125 ft. lbs.) and the REAR 88 Nm (65 ft. lbs.).



TOE ADJUSTMENT




The wheel toe position adjustment is the final adjustment.


1. Start the engine and turn wheels both ways before straightening the wheels. Secure the steering wheel with the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
2. Loosen the tie rod jam nuts (3).
NOTE: Each front wheel should be adjusted for one-half of the total toe position specification. This will ensure the steering wheel will be centered when the wheels are positioned straight-ahead.
3. Adjust the wheel toe position by turning the inner tie rod (4) as necessary.
4. Tighten the tie rod jam nut (3) to 75Nm (55 ft. lbs.).
5. Verify the specifications.
6. Turn off engine.
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Re: No Front End Camber Adjustment?

What section is that under in the manual? I am looking through my 06 manual now and havent come across anything yet...
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Re: No Front End Camber Adjustment?

I would imagine it's the service manual
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Re: No Front End Camber Adjustment?

yes its the 'service manual'

sorry if I wasnt clear.

its under suspension/alignment

if you give me an email. i can make a pdf of that whole section, pictures, specs, all of it, and email it to you.
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Re: No Front End Camber Adjustment?

Hey Rob I am going to pm you on this suspension /alignment manual So I can give it to my service guy to do it right.
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Re: No Front End Camber Adjustment?

I'm working on a 2010 Grand Cherokee Laredo and I can't find the adjustment for the caster and camber. I'm aware of the lower control arm adjustment stated on ALLDATA, however the lower control arm on this vehicle is completely different. Has no eccentrics on the bolts going through the control arm bushings or elongated holes through the control arm itself to the frame. Aside from the toe adjustment, is this alignment adjustable at all?
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Re: No Front End Camber Adjustment?

are you SURE of the MY? far as OEM there is ONE PART NUMBER for LCA for the complete WK run so it doesnt make sense that somethiong on the 10 is different from my quotes above from a 7 service manual.


maybe they are aftermarket ? so the adjustment is gone....IDK.
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Re: No Front End Camber Adjustment?

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Hey Rob I am going to pm you on this suspension /alignment manual So I can give it to my service guy to do it right.
Chris - if your guy can't do it, Butler Tire can - they installed my SRT springs and realigned it. They told me they have work on quite a few SRT Jeeps.
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