Follow-up to my earlier post about Eibachs on rear of 2013 Taurus. Springs have settled 1/8" to 29 5/8" rear wheel well ht. and are probably where they will stay. Had the negative camber corrected today(which was really visible from low in the rear) Left was -1 7/8 and right was -2.
This Taurus had 18mm camber bolts-perfectly concentric-camber not adjustable. With the 81280 bolts, camber was easily adjusted.
BUT ---- There is an issue here we should all be aware of. These are 14mm bolts with a 16mm eccentric lobe. You get adjustment from the eccentric AND the slop of putting a 14mm bolt in 16mm holes in the control arm. The only thing keeping it from sliding around in the holes is the clamping force of the nut. I used the flange nut that came with the bolt to improve this force. Although thicker, the threads start in the flange so I got just as many threads engaged as the replacement nuts recommended. I used West Coast Wheel Alignment in Ft. Myers, FL. They have been in business many years, this is all they do, they have very knowledgeable people and excellent reputation. They believe the clamping force will keep it in place in normal use, but we found a way to mark the bolts so I can keep checking to see if they move. We need a better permanent solution.
Here are pictures taken today.
Last edited by patches; 11-20-2012 at 09:19 PM.
Reason: oops! Taurus had 16mm bolts, not 18