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Old 10-11-2007, 01:34 AM   #81
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the kits im looking at online says it includes 4 bolts.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...158549736&rd=1

right under the pic it states "includes 4 bolts, you will recieve 2 for each side" weirddd.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:21 AM   #82
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the kits im looking at online says it includes 4 bolts.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...158549736&rd=1

right under the pic it states "includes 4 bolts, you will recieve 2 for each side" weirddd.
Do you have camber arms already? The SPC/Eibach kit comes with the arms and toe bolts in one kit, if you already have arms and need just the toe bolts, you can purchase that kit which has 4, and then sell two of them. The reason that kit has 4 is that you can install 2 of them on the ends of the stock camber arm to allow for some added camber adjustment instead of using the adjustable camber arms if your camber isn't too far out of spec
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:12 PM   #83
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good write up
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:53 PM   #84
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good write up
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You just saved my some money.
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:24 PM   #85
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Doesn't look to difficult to install.....my next mod
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:44 AM   #86
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yeah the install wasnt too bad. i did it myself. just make sure you take your time when placing the template so that you get it just right . i was nerves too, just cutting into a 40k car like that. lol
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:51 AM   #87
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I know most people are using the spc unit to get the rears back into spec, but who are using it to run more negative camber? Can toe still be corrected if we're running more neg camber?
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:27 AM   #88
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I know most people are using the spc unit to get the rears back into spec, but who are using it to run more negative camber? Can toe still be corrected if we're running more neg camber?
Yes, the toe actually gets worse as you decrease the negative camber(more positive) which is why the eccentric bolts are needed. If you run more negative camber, then the toe bolts should have no problem getting your toe in spec
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:43 AM   #90
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I already have the kinetix camber arms installed. But I cannot get the camber to a low setting because the facotry toe bolt does not give sufficient adjustment to bring the toe back to spec when the camber is where I would want it.

If I purchase the adjustable traction/toe rods they also sell (which the also sell together as a kit) I should be able to bring the toe into spec when I have the camber where I want it correct?

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The traction/toe bars may help get the toe into spec but will have an affect on wheels caster which you cannot then correct. The only PROPER way to adjust toe on this car is with new toe bolts like the SPC units this write up is about.
I had the Kinetix arms also....but after double checking the lengths of the toe/traction arms I realized that the shop over extended (beyond Kinetix spec for safe operation) one toe arm to bring the toe back inline for my camber arm/toe bolt setting. This created a dangerous situation - over extended toe arm and over stressed camber arm.

My plan is to remove the Kinetix arms and re-install the factory traction arm and SPC camber arm/toe bolt. Install is in process.
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I already have the kinetix camber arms installed. But I cannot get the camber to a low setting because the facotry toe bolt does not give sufficient adjustment to bring the toe back to spec when the camber is where I would want it.

If I purchase the adjustable traction/toe rods they also sell (which the also sell together as a kit) I should be able to bring the toe into spec when I have the camber where I want it correct?

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The traction/toe bars may help get the toe into spec but will have an affect on wheels caster which you cannot then correct. The only PROPER way to adjust toe on this car is with new toe bolts like the SPC units this write up is about.
I had the Kinetix arms also....but after double checking the lengths of the toe/traction arms I realized that the shop over extended (beyond Kinetix spec for safe operation) one toe arm to bring the toe back inline for my camber arm/toe bolt setting. This created a dangerous situation - over extended toe arm and over stressed camber arm.

My plan is to remove the Kinetix arms and re-install the factory traction arm and SPC camber arm/toe bolt. Install is in process.
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:27 AM   #92
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I had the Kinetix arms also....but after double checking the lengths of the toe/traction arms I realized that the shop over extended (beyond Kinetix spec for safe operation) one toe arm to bring the toe back inline for my camber arm/toe bolt setting. This created a dangerous situation - over extended toe arm and over stressed camber arm.

My plan is to remove the Kinetix arms and re-install the factory traction arm and SPC camber arm/toe bolt. Install is in process.
Which is EXACTLY why i made that post. The only proper way to bring the toe back is via the SPC toe bolts. Tractions arms will get you there but will throw off other important alignment settings to do so..
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Which is EXACTLY why i made that post. The only proper way to bring the toe back is via the SPC toe bolts. Tractions arms will get you there but will throw off other important alignment settings to do so..
You forgot SPL midlinks and battleversion toe arms for true coilover setups
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the kits im looking at online says it includes 4 bolts.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...158549736&rd=1

right under the pic it states "includes 4 bolts, you will recieve 2 for each side" weirddd.
I already have stillen camber and toe kits installed. Are these bolts compatible with them? Also, anyone know of a shop in AZ that would be able to install these??
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I already have stillen camber and toe kits installed. Are these bolts compatible with them? Also, anyone know of a shop in AZ that would be able to install these??
yes, they are compatible
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:17 AM   #96
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I installed my toe bolt last night but I'm wondering how perfect the hole needs to be grinded? They aren't exactly equal on both sides. Do I need to re grind them if the aren't perfect. Thanks.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:29 PM   #97
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Okay I have a question, I did not receive a template from my kit, anyone kind enough to scan one for me?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:23 AM   #98
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Thanks for this post ... I searched everywhere on g35driver for this DIY and couldn't find anything, sweet!
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:21 AM   #99
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so regardless of what year Z you have, you must elongate the slot?
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