Installing Eibach Camber Kit on 97-03 F-150

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  1. Darth Bama

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    How To Install an Eibach Camber Kit on a 97-2003 F-150 2WD
    Today I decided to finally install an Eibach Camber kit that's been laying around my shop for months.

    This install should work for any stock or lowered and lifted F-150's. Pretty lame that Ford didn't make the upper control arms more adjustable in the first place, but it's a fairly inexpensive fix. I picked up the Eibach kit from Summit for under $40.

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    Your kit should include 4 bolts and 8 cams 4 nuts and 8 washers

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    First start by removing wheels and properly securing the vehicle. Remove upper control arm nuts and remove bolt. There will be 2 bolts per control arm. EDIT::: I forgot to originally add the fact that there is no need to take the entire control arm loose. Just do one of the two bolts/adjusters at a time. In other words, do the front part of the control arm, then finger tighten. Move to the rear and install bolt and cams and make final adjustments, tightening all the nuts to factory specs.

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    Place the cam on the bolt first, then a washer. Insert bolt and cam and washer into the control arm.

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    Install washer, cam and nut in that order. Finger tighten and repeat process on second control arm bolt.

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    Since I don't have the equipment to actually do an alignment I just eyeballed the camber and set it as best as I could. I have an appointment with the local tire/alignment shop in the morning so it doesn't matter too much. I wouldn't suggest doing this unless you plan on getting a proper alignment in the near future.

    Viola, now my wheels are sitting straight and are no longer bowed in at the top. Much better. One benefit to the Eibach kit is it allows a wide range of
    adjustment.

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    Sorry for the crappy pictures. My hands were already dirty and I decided my phone would do the job. Didn't want to dirty up my Canon.
     
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    nice write up man:happy107:
     
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    Thanks man!

    Everyone keep in mind, these kits aren't just for lowered trucks. They allow you to finally adjust the camber instead of only the toe. Why Ford's ass never saw fit to think F150 owners may need to adjust their camber one day still puzzles me!
     
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    Nice! I might get a kit just to have it... allthough I probably need it even though by eye it doesn't look like I do lol idk
     
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    Next time you have it aligned see what the shop says. Mine of course were visually off by a lot. Sometimes they need the adjustment, sometimes they don't. From what the guy at my alignment shop told me they're always installing them on 97-03's F-150's.
     

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