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Function of Adjustable Camber Bolt on a Car

15 Jan 2016

Adjustable Camber Bolt

Lately I experienced something unusual on my ride, my Michelin tires have wear out on one of the tire’s shoulder as below:

Michelin Tire wear on one shoulder

                                     Michelin Tire wear on one shoulder

From the above image, the wear or damage on the tire clearly indicate that my Toyota Vios suspensions alignment are misaligned.

The event is so happened I was in business trip around Rawang, Selangor. I went to one of the tire shop known as Toyo Tyre, in Rawang.  The staff told me that my camber bolts required to replace after they tried to alignment my both front wheels but failed.

They indicate the OEM camber bolts unable to make adjustment to correct back the alignment setting of the car, thus they suggest to replace the adjustable camber bolt for me.

If you are not too sure how the camber bolt affecting the tire setting, below image able to explain well:

Camber bolts, image obtained from http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=950519

Camber bolts, image obtained from http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=950519

Technical, chamber bolts are use to hold the upper control arm to the knuckle assembly on wheel. Adjustable camber bolt has more flexibility to align the wheel to the right angle and position.

Below image is the adjustable camber bolt:

Adjustable Camber Bolt

                                                Adjustable Camber Bolt

Below is the location where the adjustable camber bolt is installed:

Location of adjustable camber bolt is installed

                            Location of adjustable camber bolt is installed

The 2 set of adjustable camber bolts cost me RM120 from the shop:

Toyo Tyre Rawang Receipt for Adjustable Camber Bolts

                Toyo Tyre Rawang Receipt for Adjustable Camber Bolts

After they replaced the adjustable camber bolt to my Toyota Vios, they were able to realign my wheels to correct position:

Wheels Alignment on Toyota Vios

                                 Wheels Alignment on Toyota Vios

Now I can drive my car with confident without worry my tire thread wear unevenly again.

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