: Craqzy Rear Wheel Camber...



CateraMV6
01-03-08, 07:50 PM
....or is it just me but you can see a ridiculous rear wheel angulation compared to the front so its either me or my cars rear end is really open... what do you guys think, I have been comparing pictures and I notice the angle of the wheel much more with the spacers on then you did without them but the spacer cant change the camber of the rear wheels, my tires are wearing evenly so no worries there... it might just be me. :sneaky:


http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/DSC00363CAMBER.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/DSC00363.jpg

Warez
01-03-08, 08:33 PM
The rear suspension does indeed have more negative camber.

The insides of the rear tires do wear a bit more as well.

elvin315
01-03-08, 11:13 PM
We have what is called a semi-trailing arm suspension. By design it increases neg camber with load and bumps. I can't explain it as well as this site (http://www.autozine.org/technical_school/tech_index.html#Suspension) does.
NOTE: The differential in missing from this picture.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/watermark.php?file=6800&size=1

Elvin

CateraMV6
01-04-08, 12:06 AM
Ahhh finally a source that clarifies many questions that I had...

elvin315
01-04-08, 01:25 AM
I should have included this in my previous post. These eccentric bushings will reduce the neg camber. They're for the Holden Commodore but I've been told that they will fit the Catera. Can anyone that's installed a set confirm this?
click pichttp://i22.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/8a/e7/9f68_1_b.JPG (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270190257140&ssPageName=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX_Stores&refitem=270099107246&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&refwidgettype=osi_widget)

Elvin

Warez
01-06-08, 07:58 PM
There was a post by a member that installed lowering springs and used those bushing to retain proper camber and they worked fine.

Warez
01-06-08, 08:06 PM
Here it is:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-catera-cimarron-forum/82822-update-intrax-lowering-springs-front-rear.html

elvin315
01-06-08, 09:21 PM
There was a post by a member that installed lowering springs and used those bushing to retain proper camber and they worked fine.

Netager. He's the guy that informed me about the eccentric bushings.

Elvin

Catera V
01-07-08, 02:42 AM
The wheel spaces will increase the negative camber because with the wheel further outboard the linkage ratio on the spring is increased causing the spring to compress more. Also make sure your load leveling is working. You could adjust it to come on sooner to reduce some of the camber.