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Do I need these special washers that came in my strut cam bolt kit? by MacGyversMullet
Started on: 01-03-2014 05:58 PM
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I have used strut cam bolt kits before, but they never came with this special washer. It has an oval opening with two tabs. I can see where it would fit into the oval opening on the strut, but the bolt itself won't fit through it completely, the tabs are too long and they seem to just take up space. Do I need these? I have two for each cam bolt. The bolts also came with two flat washers and one locking washer, which I used.


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Those washers are used in the opened area of the bottom strut bolt hole. When you want to have the strut set neutral. No adjustment for camber. They are installed inside of the other washers. The tabs are bent in on either side of the bolt to take up space. they normally bend back out when removing.
I don't use them. I'd rather have the extra room for adjustment. It is important to make sure the bolts are tight enough, not to allow movement, or your alignment is thrown off.
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Originally posted by cmechmann:

Those washers are used in the opened area of the bottom strut bolt hole. When you want to have the strut set neutral. No adjustment for camber. They are installed inside of the other washers. The tabs are bent in on either side of the bolt to take up space. they normally bend back out when removing.
I don't use them. I'd rather have the extra room for adjustment. It is important to make sure the bolts are tight enough, not to allow movement, or your alignment is thrown off.


Ahhh, okay. That makes sense. Thanks!
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I prefer installing these style camber adjustments bolts.

While technically not required for the job, setting the camber accurately is much easier with them.
With the cam bolts they can hold the camber exactly where needed while tightening the nut.





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Originally posted by fierosound:

I prefer installing these style camber adjustments bolts.

While technically not required for the job, setting the camber accurately is much easier with them.
With the cam bolts they can hold the camber exactly where needed while tightening the nut.






Agreed. These work much better. I had a set of the ones feature in the OP, but now have the ones in this post. I like 'em.
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Originally posted by fierosound:

I prefer installing these style camber adjustments bolts.

While technically not required for the job, setting the camber accurately is much easier with them.
With the cam bolts they can hold the camber exactly where needed while tightening the nut.






Yes, I prefer those and that is what I am used to. I was hoping to get those when I ordered them online, but oh well.

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