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Old 04-25-2016, 04:46 PM
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Can I remove them and put the crash bolts back? I rotate tires religiously every 5.000 miles.
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Not sure what you're asking . . . "camber bolts" is the more acceptable name (in polite company) for "crash bolts".


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Not sure what you're asking . . . "camber bolts" is the more acceptable name (in polite company) for "crash bolts".


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Oops. Meant remove the Eibach Camber bolts and put back the Ford stock strut to spindle bolts
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I wouldn't use camber bolts. they are nicknamed crash bolts for a reason If anything get a pair of camber/caster plates that replace the stock top-strut mounting plate.
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Make sure that you get the updated (fine-thread) Ford bolts. They were strengthened from the coarse thread bolts used at least up through 2008. For camber, use either camber plates or caster-camber plates, or Steeda's HD upper strut mounts (which feature camber adjustment).


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Buy quality camber plates. I cheapened out and had to remove them. Live and learn I guess
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Or Steeda's HD strut mounts, if you expect to need camber adjustment. They're quiet, quite durable, and the two O-rings per side (that keep the grease in the bearing) are easily and cheaply replaced if necessary.


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This is surprising. Been using the camber bolts in the trucks for years with no issues even when towing. I'm surprised Eibach put their name on them if they are that bad.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:28 AM
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The concept of adjusting camber at the strut to knuckle is OK. The question arises when bolts that only take half the torque are used. It takes a lot of torque to close up the tabs on new strut. I know because I just got through doing this . . . a second time. IOW, you may not be getting as much clamping load as Ford's original design called for.


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Do the Steedas adjust caster as well and if so, by how much?
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