Can camber be adjusted?

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  1. markjosh51

    markjosh51 Junior Member

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    I took my 2014 Prius to the alignment shop and once they were done I saw the results and I noticed the camber was off by a little bit. When I asked the technician he said that in these Toyotas the camber cannot be adjusted because they need to put some type of camber bolt. This is true or is he lying?
     

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    True but bolts are cheap on ebay
     
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    Front camber is adjustable with substituted bolts (special order from Toyota), but it's not easy or cheap I think. Rear, I don't think you can do squat, short of shimming behind the bearing?

    If you're not having steering problems, vibration, uneven tire wear, I would leave it be.
     

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    Set the toe and let it go :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    so that .3 degrees off won’t really make a difference?
     
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    The front camber isn't adjustable without moving the strut but somehow the front cambers have a different before and after reading, and therefore I am doubting the accuracy of the reading.
    Some (or maybe all nowadays?) alignment racks uses laser sensors, and with sunlight reflections off windows from parked or moving cars on the street they can alter the laser reading. Also, how the sensors were install on the wheel makes a difference too, the center point on the sensors must align with the center of the hub, and the claws should have the same length/ depth when clamping onto the wheel.
     
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    The sun or reflections won't interfere with the lasers.
    And "if" they did put the wheel sensors on correctly, when they wheels are rotated,
    it (the computer) will sense center.

    If they adjusted the toe, it will effect the camber and caster. Changing any of the 3 will effect
    the other 2.

     
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    If tires wear evenly let it be
     
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