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Old 02-15-2011, 11:40 AM   #1
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I had an accident, and my strut and tire came off the car. I got a new aftermarket control and I replaced it. I put back the strut, it was in working condition. The car runs fine however it pulls to the right a bit. I notice there is negative camber on the passenger side where I had the accident.

I understand that a bent strut or shock tower could be the reason for negative camber. But how can I find out which is the case and what are possible solution.

And if there is problem with shock tower, can I use adjustable camber plate such as tuner motorsports adjustable camber plate to correct the problem.

I appreciate taking the time and helping me out.

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Old 02-15-2011, 01:50 PM   #2
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I would take it to an alignment shop and get them to assess it. There is a pin in the upper strut mount that can be punched out to provide more camber adjustment.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:55 PM   #3
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Could you tell me a little more about this Pin. I have 2004 330 ci.

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Old 02-15-2011, 02:08 PM   #4
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Could you tell me a little more about this Pin. I have 2004 330 ci.

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Your strut tower should have a rounded off blunt pin protruding from it. The pin is part of the strut mount itself.

This pin is drilled out to provide more adjustment range.


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Photo - the pin which appears to be marked in green below:

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Old 02-15-2011, 02:09 PM   #5
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If you look at your strut tower you'll see it there. It's a little silver "dimple" that sticks through from the shock mount into the metal of the shock tower.

Sorry probably not describing it well, but it's pretty easy to spot
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:34 PM   #6
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I just returned from the alignment shop. My right front is at -1.1, slightly out of range. If we drill out the pin, do we also have to enlarge the three bolt holes to give enough room to adjust the camber?
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The holes are elongated from the factory--no modification necessary.
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