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Old 11-10-03, 07:43 PM
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Adjustable rear lateral links

Has anyone ever made their own adjustable rear camber links. I don't want to spend 120 bux, I have some spares from a wrecker car and want to make some adjustable( remove to adjust) links.

So does anyone have info on how to do this. I was thinking,

1. cutting link in half
2. milling down an area so a sleeve will fit over
3. thread the link and the sleeve.
4. install and set camber


I have some nice aluminum sleeves that would work perfect, but how would I get the link down to fit in there, turn it on a lathe?
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Old 11-11-03, 01:08 AM
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sounds good, but I don't know how much load is getting put on that link under cornering. Cutting threads in that link may compromise it's strength, and lead to possible failure down the line.

As for how, it sounds exactly like you described it, cut the link, thread the two ends of the link, and the sleeve, and assemble.

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Old 01-16-09, 02:22 AM
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What would having adjustable lateral links help? Wouldn't it just cause binding?
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Damn old thread...

Replacing the stock dog bones (where the inner rear control arm mounts to the subframe) with adjustable links allows for independent camber adjustment on the rear wheels.

There are also adjustable toe links that replace the bar that runs from the center of the subframe to the control arm.

No, using individual adjustable camber links will not cause binding if done properly with spherical bearings used on the outer control arm mounting points. MMR, AWR and ISC all 3 sell spherical bearings for the control arm. OEM rubber also works, but not as good. Delrin or the like is not suitable.
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