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    rear tie bar ??

    are the rear tie bars the same length? cars sitting with a lot of rear camber standard springs .. 2003 s3

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    hope to get a pair of daves adjustables as soon as finances allow-

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    I think its nearly 2deg as std but you could also have broken springs 'lowering' it a little more and giving more camber...

    I believe all tie bars to be the same length

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    I think its nearly 2deg as std but you could also have broken springs 'lowering' it a little more and giving more camber...

    I believe all tie bars to be the same length

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    different as revision letter on the end? will have a look on etka when I get a chance as I am now intrigued... makes sorta sense as the arms could be different to accommodate the lower springs and retain original camber but could also be a revision of the originals..

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    different as revision letter on the end? will have a look on etka when I get a chance as I am now intrigued... makes sorta sense as the arms could be different to accommodate the lower springs and retain original camber but could also be a revision of the originals..

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    For reference, my car has the same part numbers for top and bottom Paul.


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    wee up date, i was able to adjust the camber by a good 10mm , top out.

    the holes on the outer end of the bars are slightly elongated, so bottom arm pushed in and top pulled out.

    i know i still need to get it checked, camber now around 2-3 deg rather than 7ish guage not the best but wheels look much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epox View Post
    wee up date, i was able to adjust the camber by a good 10mm , top out.

    the holes on the outer end of the bars are slightly elongated, so bottom arm pushed in and top pulled out.

    i know i still need to get it checked, camber now around 2-3 deg rather than 7ish guage not the best but wheels look much better.

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    Are the bars OEM bars? If so, they are not/or shouldn't be elongated, they are worn or someone has modified them, and weakened them in the process! 7 degrees camber? Is that even possible on factory arms?


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    all holes were the same , so not sure if they were worn or not. im saying 7 but its just a cheap needle type guage. it would make sence for the holes to be slightly elongated to give some sort of adjustment would it not?
    might have to think about the adjustables then.

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