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Old 01-16-2013, 11:03 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by mixedgas401 View Post
Now is it possible to put the RWD strut/spring/mount on my AWD car?
Springs, yes. The rest, no. The struts are entirely different even down to the mounting location of the sway bar links.

Additionally, the Xi suspension is SHORTER than the RWD suspension and has less travel. Putting the RWD strut on the car, if it would fit, would actually raise it up more. The reason the RWD cars sit lower is because the mounting is all different.

Why don't you jack the car up, take the wheel off, and take some pics for us of both the lower and upper part of the suspension. Please include the top of the strut tower in the engine bay.

Or....you could take this to a qualified shop to figure out the problem. If the camber is that far off and not being able to be adjusted, there should be an obvious cause for it.
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