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I was looking under my new 2017 SV 4x4 today and noticed camber bolts. I thought this stopped years ago? Is this a new thing they are doing now? Unless I'm just dumb and forgot what they look like.


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My 2015 P4X Xterra does not have them from the factory but I am about to add them to move the wheels forward and hopefully eliminate rubbing with my 285s.

Can these be easily installed at home? I'd rather not pay a tech who is used to the computer doing the alignment to install them....

Thanks for the anti seize tip Andy.
 

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My 2015 P4X Xterra does not have them from the factory but I am about to add them to move the wheels forward and hopefully eliminate rubbing with my 285s.

Can these be easily installed at home? I'd rather not pay a tech who is used to the computer doing the alignment to install them....

Thanks for the anti seize tip Andy.
They should be easy as long as your bolts aren't seized. I've been seeing people on the forum saying they had to cut their bolts off to change them.

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brian, yours will be easy, there isn't rust on your rig.
Fixed that for ya'....

I sprayed the LCA bolts down with PB Blaster today and will hit them again before trying to change them out tomorrow. I also sprayed the spring seats and lock nuts on my coil overs in preparation for a height adjustment as I am about 1 inch higher in the rear right now.

I have an appt for an alignment on thu morning, so I want to get these 2 changes completed beforehand.
 

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I stopped by my dealer Monday to check if they had them. The parts guys looked them up under my year (2016) and it listed the adjustable bolts in the schematic. I ended up buying all four bolts, eccentric washers and nuts for $120 and change in preparation for my OME coils and shocks.
 

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Fixed that for ya'....

I sprayed the LCA bolts down with PB Blaster today and will hit them again before trying to change them out tomorrow. I also sprayed the spring seats and lock nuts on my coil overs in preparation for a height adjustment as I am about 1 inch higher in the rear right now.

I have an appt for an alignment on thu morning, so I want to get these 2 changes completed beforehand.
I stopped by my dealer Monday to check if they had them. The parts guys looked them up under my year (2016) and it listed the adjustable bolts in the schematic. I ended up buying all four bolts, eccentric washers and nuts for $120 and change in preparation for my OME coils and shocks.
Hopefully both of you guys will have no problems.
 

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Fixed that for ya'....

I sprayed the LCA bolts down with PB Blaster today and will hit them again before trying to change them out tomorrow. I also sprayed the spring seats and lock nuts on my coil overs in preparation for a height adjustment as I am about 1 inch higher in the rear right now.

I have an appt for an alignment on thu morning, so I want to get these 2 changes completed beforehand.
You should not expect the alignment tech to touch the camber bolts. Per computer the only spec they align for is toe. Set to max camber and caster and let the tech set the toe. If they are nice(or you ask them) they might make some tweaks so that the right and left side caster are the same.

I hate alignment shops.
 

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You should not expect the alignment tech to touch the camber bolts. Per computer the only spec they align for is toe. Set to max camber and caster and let the tech set the toe. If they are nice(or you ask them) they might make some tweaks so that the right and left side caster are the same.

I hate alignment shops.
I ended up putting back the 1 stock bolt that I removed after struggling to get the LCA back into the mount. TruckIt recommended inserting the new cam bolt into the hole before fully removing the stock bolt (DUH!) but I had already gently tapped the bolt out and when it came free the LCA shifted and I had a real tough time getting it back in place. By then I was pretty much over it.....

Then I adjusted the coil overs to bring the front up and that went much better! My C/Os were still at the same height that they were set at for my Frontier. On the X the passenger side was about 3/8" lower than the drivers side, so I corrected that and brought the front end up about 3/4". The front end is now equal height and is only 1/4" lower than the rear, which will be perfect for the load I usually carry off road. At this height the rubbing I was experiencing seems to be a little less noticeable but I am still going to ask for as much positive caster as possible when I get my alignment done tomorrow.

I used PB Blaster for the first time during this process and I am really impressed by how well it works. The coil over adjuster had been in the same place for about 7 years and the last time I tried to move them they would not budge. After spraying them with PB Blaster last night, I was able to break the lock nut loose easily and the spring seats moved freely.
 
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