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adjusting camber

my son hit a severe hole while offroading in his 1989 bronco. this caused the top of the tire to almost hit the shocks, some serious negative camber. I had him change the upper and lower ball joints because I thought this may have been what it was. Well it fixed the problem almost, he still has a little negative camber and for some reason his toe in adjustment is way out? We didn't even touch that portion of the front end? My question is how can we adjust the negative camber and why would the toe in go so far out? I think I know how to adjust toe in but a little refresher course is appreciated. I definetly need help with the camber adjustment.

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my son hit a severe hole while offroading in his 1989 bronco. this caused the top of the tire to almost hit the shocks, some serious negative camber. I had him change the upper and lower ball joints because I thought this may have been what it was. Well it fixed the problem almost, he still has a little negative camber and for some reason his toe in adjustment is way out? We didn't even touch that portion of the front end? My question is how can we adjust the negative camber and why would the toe in go so far out? I think I know how to adjust toe in but a little refresher course is appreciated. I definetly need help with the camber adjustment.

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Camber effects toe and toe effects camber. to adjust camber and sai there is an eccentric on top of the beam at the back of the spindle just roll the car forward and chuck the wheels adjust till the tire looks right roll it back then roll it forward again and check the alignment again. You'll get it dialed in also for toe use a tape measure it helps loads when you don't have those fancy laser alignment machines lol. Any more questions just ask, this is what im going to school for anywho!
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that sounds like caster? We have negative camber, can this be adjusted?
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that sounds like caster? We have negative camber, can this be adjusted?
The eccentric adjusts camber and caster at the same time. Its a little weird but thats how ford designed it.
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