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Old 05-11-2005, 01:20 PM   #21
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Some remove the nuts on the strut mount and pull the whole assembly... If this is done, and the car is not moved foward or back, the castor will remain the same... But again, there is not much room for adjustment... when I did my struts I set mine where they were when I took them off... I think the marks are gone now, but the castor fell into the spec range.... I have seen where some have cut a little out to better adjust for castor... Either was will work, remove the whole STB or just the bolts holding the bar....

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Its a castor issues, the really isn't a lot for castor adjustment on these cars... As long as the car has sat in one place the castor will not be affected... And in most cases most places usually will not adjust castor on these cars, It usually falls within specc if memory serves... I have seen cars that have no castor adjustment at all.... I think W bodies are like this as well as the 2000+ bonnevilles..
most cars dont have a caster adjustment from the factory.. actually a large majority of cars only have a toe adjustment, no camber or caster without modifying or changing factory components
Very true.... Too bad my 91 and 95 aren't set up like that...

On both the 91 & 95 there is toe and chamber, and slight Castor... I mean slight......

On the Mitsubishi, its almost like plug and play... Bolt it together and bam its done...

I think the W bodies are simmilar in that manner...

Are the 2000+ bonnies set up as such, no castor and or chamber adjustment?

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So.. you're saying that if you pull the STB out and drive the car, it will **** up alignment? How do you figure..?
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Its a castor issues, the really isn't a lot for castor adjustment on these cars... As long as the car has sat in one place the castor will not be affected... And in most cases most places usually will not adjust castor on these cars, It usually falls within specc if memory serves... I have seen cars that have no castor adjustment at all.... I think W bodies are like this as well as the 2000+ bonnevilles..
most cars dont have a caster adjustment from the factory.. actually a large majority of cars only have a toe adjustment, no camber or caster without modifying or changing factory components
Very true.... Too bad my 91 and 95 aren't set up like that...

On both the 91 & 95 there is toe and chamber, and slight Castor... I mean slight......

On the Mitsubishi, its almost like plug and play... Bolt it together and bam its done...

I think the W bodies are simmilar in that manner...

Are the 2000+ bonnies set up as such, no castor and or chamber adjustment?
yes, there aren't any adjustments on the 2000+ Bonneville/H body. or the 95-99 G body.
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So.. you're saying that if you pull the STB out and drive the car, it will f*** up alignment? How do you figure..?
Its not going to be a big change but I sure wouldn't pull the strut mount bolts and then drive it... That would be a disaster...

Pulling the bar will not affect anything at all... You could remove the bolts from the bar( leaving the STB brackets in place), remove the bar itself and drive the car... But the car would not feel as rigid...

If you were to remove the strut mount bolts, 2 of which hold the bracket for the STB, then you may thow the Castor a bit... Again this isn't much of an adjustment... But we want everyone to keep it where it is without changing anything... If the car is parked and you remove the STB brackets and then paint them and reinstall you will have no issues...

There is room for slight adjustment on the 87-99 H Bodies... Very slight

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Its a castor issues, the really isn't a lot for castor adjustment on these cars... As long as the car has sat in one place the castor will not be affected... And in most cases most places usually will not adjust castor on these cars, It usually falls within specc if memory serves... I have seen cars that have no castor adjustment at all.... I think W bodies are like this as well as the 2000+ bonnevilles..
most cars dont have a caster adjustment from the factory.. actually a large majority of cars only have a toe adjustment, no camber or caster without modifying or changing factory components
Very true.... Too bad my 91 and 95 aren't set up like that...

On both the 91 & 95 there is toe and chamber, and slight Castor... I mean slight......

On the Mitsubishi, its almost like plug and play... Bolt it together and bam its done...

I think the W bodies are simmilar in that manner...

Are the 2000+ bonnies set up as such, no castor and or chamber adjustment?
yes, there aren't any adjustments on the 2000+ Bonneville/H body. or the 95-99 G body.
Thatnks thats just the info I was looking for... Any idea on the W bodies... I still swear that the W bodies are set up like the 95-99 G bodies and the 00+ H bodies as far as the front end goes...

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