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Crashbolts to fix rear camber

I've given the rear right side of the axle a pretty good hit and have bent the rear chasis a little (and a number of other parts which had now been replaced).

It does not look too bad visually but the rear right wheel now have virtually none or possibly positive camber even though I have already installed camber plates on top.

I am currently out of budget to have the chasis pulled back into spec and have attempted to add in more negative camber using crashbolts. I have replaced the original bolts with the smallest crashbolts (the one with 3 dots) but it seems like it only offered very very little movement of the hub and I could barely see any differences on camber after installing them.

Do the crashbolts work only on the front or am I missing something here? (and YES! I was moving the hub BEFORE tightening the crash bolts)

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Crash bolts should work fine on both ends of the car. What part of the chassis got bent? And are you sure there aren't still bent parts in the suspension?


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Just realized I have posted in the wrong section in a hurry but thank you for the reply.

I don't have a good picture of the damage right now but here is the only picture I have got:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6X...ew?usp=sharing

Basically, the wheels got hit HARD against the curb/wall and rear left corner of the bumper was also hit (bumper corner now temporary covered with spray paint). You can see the whole right side of the bumper is crooked and seems like the whole rear right side of the car had shifted inwards (see how the edge of the fender align with the side of the trunk).

The shock itself was bent and had to be replaced but other than that all other linkages seemed fine according to the garage which did the initial repair job.

Anyway, I just found an online repair manual for a Camry and I think I know what I have done wrong. While adjusting the camber with the crash bolts, I was trying to add camber by tilting the hub (ie. pushing the top part in and pulling the bottom out) which felt physically impossible but looking at the manual, I am supposed to push the whole hub assembly in or out instead.

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