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SUBARUPictures of how I adjusted the camber on the Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon. This can correct drift or uneven tire wear on the front tires.


   

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  1. I chocked rear wheels. Jacked her up. Supported with jackstands.


  2. Took off the front tire.
    Bird's eye view


  3. Located adjustment bolt (2), and lower bolt (3), holding knuckle and hub assembly (4) to strut assembly (1)
    Alignment Parts


  4. Stuck on a magnetic Level - Some kind of adjustable camber thing that is kinda useful. Got it at Harbor Freight. You don't need a level surface to use it, but it can't tell you the actual camber, it can tell you how much you CHANGE the camber. Close enough for me for $10.
    Measure Baseline Camber


  5. Loosened nut on adjustment bolt (2), and on lower bolt (3).
    Loosen Camber Nuts


  6. Adjusted Camber Alignment Bolt. Almost 180° turn of the bolt (half way around), clockwise, added 1/2° of camber (moved the top of the tire out). This should correct the excessive wear on the inside of the tire. Am I explaining this clearly?
    Jacked


  7. Here is a pic of the blue mark that I made on the bolt. It was top center when I made the mark.
    Loosen Camber Nuts


  8. Here is a view of the camber tool showing 1/2° positive camber after the adjustment. Is there really 1/2° of positive camber? I have no idea. This just means that camber is 1/2° MORE positive than it was when I started, which is fine.
    Jacked


  9. HEY! Now it tracks perfectly. Well, way better. I can not notice any drift or steering wheel shake. How would it be on an alignment rack? Probably not perfect. But this took me one hour, plus I am cheap and like getting greasy.


  10. Next I sold out to make 02¢ so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.
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    But no minivans!


  11. Then I finished my beer.
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