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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 06, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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What part is adjusted to set caster?

Hi all

i have a previous post on asking what specs to set for the front end alignment. Just so i know what the shop will be doing, I know the camber is set with shims in the Upper Control Arms and the toe in is set with the threaded rod on the Inner/outer Tie rod ends. What is the part that is adjusted to set the caster, I cannot find any info on what they change to make this setting? I just like to know what they will be doing to the car.

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Re: What part is adjusted to set caster?

Same shims that are used for camber. The shop will just use a little more shims under the front or rear stud. More shims under the front stud adds positive caster, more under the rear adds negative caster.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 06, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Re: What part is adjusted to set caster?

Hi Mark C

Thanks for explaining that, it make sense once pointed out. I kept thinking what the heck do they adjust, their's nothing else adjusable. A big DUH! on my part.

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