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    coilovers question

    as you may remember i had a problem with my coilovers clunking. today i have solved that as i had left the strut bearing off, i put that on and the clunking has gone. but as i have put the car back on the floor the camber on the wheels is ridiculous and looks horrible. also as i tried it the steering is really light and as i accelerate the torque steer is all over the place as well as braking. anybody know what the problem may be?
    cheers nathan..

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    are the coilovers fully adjustable? ie camber & toe can be adjusted?

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    You will need to get the car set up again at a garage that has the correct facilities.

    The coilovers should have an elongated bolt hole where it attaches to the strut to allow for adjustments. I dont know if all makes have it though.

    Im almost certain that toe-in/out is nothing to do with the coilovers, that adjustment lies in the track rods. Lowering the car knocks this out.
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    just ordered some camber bolts off ebay...will this cure it or will they still need to be set up properly?
    cheers again

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    let me know if your camber bolts help with this problem as i have the same issue i also have a clunking noise but i dont know if thats because im not using shorted drop links :S

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    The car will 100% need to be set up by someone with specialist equipment. It is highly unlikely that you will get anywhere near the tolerances by eye or using a piece of string etc. For the price of about 2 average-quality tyres, which will wear alarmingly quickly if you dont get it tracked, especially if you have it dropped a lot, you can have the tracking set up.

    The camber bolts will mean that you can have that area of the suspension geometry sorted out too
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    i found it was because i didnt use the strut top bearings that caused it to clunk... went out this morning to sort the camber bolts and realised there is camber adjustment on the struts themselves so sorted them out for now and going to get it sorted on saturday...
    cheers again

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