View Full Version : Camber for solid rear axle
05-02-2012, 09:18 PM
It would be nice to get a little better rear fitmemt. I know it can be done to a small degree, whether it's heating the axle housing or making a slice in it bending it up then welding. First is 1-1.5 degrees of camber even gonna be a noticable difference?
Anyone have any actuall pictures of it?
Should of kept a junk miata I had and took the front and rear subframes to try to fab an IRS.
05-03-2012, 06:01 PM
Solid rear axle on RWD or FWD? This guy shimmed his rear hubs on his cobalt which has a solid rear axle: http://www.wrongfitmentcrew.com/forum/showthread.php?1980-that-freakin-cobalt-again
05-04-2012, 08:08 AM
Im looking for on a rwd. Yeah when theres no diff or axle, its easy to camber the rear with shims
05-11-2012, 07:19 AM
I know that in racing camber can be added on a solid rear axle with heat applied to the top side of the axle housing with an acetylene torch till cherry red, let it cool. once it cools it will shrink that top side and create camber. make a diy camber gauge using a hinge and two 2x4's like an L sit it against your wheel to calculate how far you have gone. if u go to far, heat the underside which should bring it back. also dont use water to cool the axle housing as the metal might crack.
05-11-2012, 02:02 PM
If your going to try the above post, I would drain all the fluid. Otherwise it will bubble, breakdown, and probably melt your seals. But can be done.
07-05-2012, 03:06 AM
Yeah. shims are the normal way to get or fix camber(or toe) on a solid rear axle
you probably will hardly notice one degree of camber. you may see it slightly in the tire tread wear, but nothing really.
07-05-2012, 01:08 PM
Depending on the manufacturer, you can get just over 1-degree of camber or toe before the splines on the axle begin to bind in the diff. After that, the diff and shafts start chewing into each other, and it could get nasty.
A lot of circle track cars use quick-change rear ends, which are built with deeper splines and a bit more leeway for angled fitment, but I've never seen more than 2-degrees out of a crazy built solid rear.
What car/truck are you working with? There are some simple IRS setups out there that can be very easily fabbed to just about anything - I'm building a Ford Thunderbird 8.8" IRS to fit into my Mitsubishi Starion, which is going to realistically take very little to fab in.
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