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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Just finished 3 inch Lift - Extreme Positive Camber

So I just dropped my x back down onto the tires today after installing extended radflos 2.0 set in the middle with 1.5 inch top spacers, SPC arms and Moog cam bolts. The rear is an emu leaf pack with 3 degree shim and adjustable prg shackles set in the middle. The results were 37 inch height in front and 36.5 in the rear. Thinking I will put the shackles to the highest setting to even out the rear to the front. The big problem is that the camber looks so positive I can't drive it. I went around the block 1x very slowly and the tires sounded like I was running on flats on the straights and squealing like crazy on the turns. Can anyone tell me where I should have the cam bolts and UPC set to correct this enough so I can get to the tire shop to get a set of 285 75 16 and an alignment? I currently have the SPC set to the +1 "D" setting that the instructions say are default for a 2-3 inch lift and the cam bolts were set with fat part of washer up. You can see the extreme positive camber in the photos. Thanks!

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I have similar lift with 285/75R16 tires. I have nearly 0 positive camber. My fat part of the cam bolt points more towards the inside of the x. I'm not sure where the SPC ball joints are set though.

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If you have spacers AND the radflos set in the middle, how much lift does that give you? If the spacer is 1.5 inches thick it gives you 3 inches of lift (roughly twice the thickness) already... How much does the radflo set give if set to the middle?

I'd imagine you've got too much lift going on. It doesn't look like those cam bolts are going to correct the camber enough to fix your issue.
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Sorry I should have soecified .75 actual spacer. It's a stacked .5 and .25 spacer set. For 1.5 total lift. I figured putting 3 inch rads in middle would give me 3 inch lift.

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Ah okay. Yeah, then I would try and put the cam bolts to their widest point (thicker side of washer towards center of vehicle) and change the SPC setting to E or F.

The directions I see state D gives a +2 degree camber setting. Remember though, that lift pucks will increase positive camber slightly too.

I have the Titan SPCs though, not sure if that's any different. I'm sure someone more experienced could chime in and correct me though.
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Whoops. I read it wrong... I was substituting camber for caster on the directions.

Now I'm all confused too.
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After doing a little digging around here my plan to correct the problem is to set cam bolts to the outside washer in and set the uca close to the bucket as possible. I'm glad I trimmed based on possibly needing that setting! Also move uca washer to e setting. After that dial down the rads until it looks like its possible to drive again and as even as I can tell by eyeing it.

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Whoops. I read it wrong... I was substituting camber for caster on the directions.

Now I'm all confused too.
Hey man thanks for the help! This is my first build, I found this site when I was planning putting on awesome ranchos 8 weeks ago.

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Take a pic of how you have your UCA’s set up.

I suspect you have Titan width UCA’s and Xterra width LCA’s.


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I'm suspecting maybe I put them in upside down? Here is best pic I have of uca right now. This was before I set the rads to the middle. I bought the uca from buy and sell on this forum was told they were Xterra.

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