Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 16:15:07 -0400
From: "WitchDr" <Witch**>
Subject: Re: Can rear camber be adjusted on a 00 Viggen?

"Dexter J" <> wrote in message > Salutations: > > On Wed, 12 Oct 2005 11:09:48 -0300, Dave Hinz <> > wrote: > >> On 12 Oct 2005 06:17:19 -0700, >> <> wrote: >>> >>> Good question. My NG900 turbo's rear alignment is also out of spec, >>> and the shop said there is no built-in adjustment but they could try to >>> fix it with shims, which is a very time-consuming process. >> >> I don't know the GM-900, but on the c900, this is accomplished >> by...bending the axle tube. >> >>> Can anyone else shed light on this? Why don't manufacturers provide >>> for any adjustment on the rear suspensions, especially on performance / >>> handling-oriented cars? Why provide rear alignment specifications, but >>> no means to maintain them? >> >> A knowledgeable shop will have the experience and equipment to do the >> job properly. Sounds like you need to go to a Saab specialist, dealer, >> or someone who does alignments as their primary business. There's >> nothing new about this sort of rear axle, or the adjustment methods. >> >> Dave Hinz > > I agree with brother Dave on this one - you want to find a specialist with > some experience on the NG because you want to know *why* the rear end is > out of alignment. > > My first bet would be that one the arm bushings or wheel bearings are > circling the drain - in which case shims are not the way to go. If the > mount and/or box member and/or axel are bent - you look at shims assuming > you can't get them easily straightened. > > It is a good thing to know exactly what's wrong on those models *before* > applying parts. Yep, that's why I'd like to figure it out before getting new shocks or tires. The thing that is odd about it is that the wear is even on both sides so it's not like one bearing or arm is bent. The tires aren't severely worn to one side but it is noticable. The problem here (Miami) is, the dealers absoultely suck. They pretty much ruined my old 900SET and there is no way I'm letting them mess with the Viggen. There is one other Saab shop around but I'm not sure how they are. The good news is that I'm headed up to DC and apparently there are quite a few decent shops up there....Down here Saabs are very rare.

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