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Looking for a rear camber kit, can't seem to find any for AWD. All the bolts and kits seem to be for the front, does anybody know if the bolts are the same for front and rear. The only thing Ive seen is a listing for duralast bolts from auto zone that say front or rear, waiting in response from them. Any input would be great
 

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Is this a common problem? Mine is FWD but I have noticed that dust on the tread in the rear from my gravel driveway is biased towards the inside tread and the tires look like they're leaning in at the top. Are you wearing out tires prematurely? I've only had it for 3 weeks and I'm learning all kinds of fun things!
 

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I'll let you know when i find a set. Can i assume you are trying to fix the horrible rear camber?
yes I am I am now lowered on hr springs w kyb struts and its a little more out of wack then normal. And thanks that would be great if you found a set
 

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yes I am I am now lowered on hr springs w kyb struts and its a little more out of wack then normal. And thanks that would be great if you found a set
Good choice on springs and struts! ;)

I haven't noticed a camber issue on mine.

Side note, about to throw some 5mm spacers on front and 15mm out back, should look good.
 

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yes I am I am now lowered on hr springs w kyb struts and its a little more out of wack then normal. And thanks that would be great if you found a set
Good choice on springs and struts! <img src="http://www.kia-forums.com/images/Kia-Forums/smilies/tango_face_wink.png" border="0" alt="" title=";)" class="inlineimg" />

I haven't noticed a camber issue on mine.

Side note, about to throw some 5mm spacers on front and 15mm out back, should look good.
I also have 20x8.5 wheels on I was going to do spacers but there pretty flush now and the back would be perfect if there weren't in the negative camber -2 is what it is now. Would love to see pics w the spacers when your done
 

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I also have 20x8.5 wheels on I was going to do spacers but there pretty flush now and the back would be perfect if there weren't in the negative camber -2 is what it is now. Would love to see pics w the spacers when your done
I will post up some photo links. Not going to lie, the front is nice and flush, the rears could use an extra 5mm. I might put the extra two 5mm spacers on the rear 15mm spacers.

What I find funny is when I talk to car people and tell them mine is lowered, they can't tell unless it is parked next to a stock one. I still have the stock wheels though, you probably have a lot less wheel gap, you should post some pics.
 

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I also have 20x8.5 wheels on I was going to do spacers but there pretty flush now and the back would be perfect if there weren't in the negative camber -2 is what it is now. Would love to see pics w the spacers when your done
I will post up some photo links. Not going to lie, the front is nice and flush, the rears could use an extra 5mm. I might put the extra two 5mm spacers on the rear 15mm spacers.

What I find funny is when I talk to car people and tell them mine is lowered, they can't tell unless it is parked next to a stock one. I still have the stock wheels though, you probably have a lot less wheel gap, you should post some pics.
my truck is also AWD I'd have to use same size spacers on front and back correct?
 

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Is this a common problem? Mine is FWD but I have noticed that dust on the tread in the rear from my gravel driveway is biased towards the inside tread and the tires look like they're leaning in at the top. Are you wearing out tires prematurely? I've only had it for 3 weeks and I'm learning all kinds of fun things!
After about 5 or 6 years my FWD SX rear camber was so off it started really tearing through tires. An alignment fixed it but I don't know if the car just didn't hold camber setting well, or if the suspension settled/sagged. It's been a few years since that and it seems good so far. You can still see the negative camber but it is much less noticeable than when I was having the tire problems.
 

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Is this a common problem? Mine is FWD but I have noticed that dust on the tread in the rear from my gravel driveway is biased towards the inside tread and the tires look like they're leaning in at the top. Are you wearing out tires prematurely? I've only had it for 3 weeks and I'm learning all kinds of fun things!
After about 5 or 6 years my FWD SX rear camber was so off it started really tearing through tires. An alignment fixed it but I don't know if the car just didn't hold camber setting well, or if the suspension settled/sagged. It's been a few years since that and it seems good so far. You can still see the negative camber but it is much less noticeable than when I was having the tire problems.
Truhart does make a fully adjustable camber arm for FWD only, unfortunately nothing for AWD
 

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my truck is also AWD I'd have to use same size spacers on front and back correct?
I didn't. 5mm up front, 15mm out back, although I am thinking of putting extra 5mms on the back. I don't think it will affect the AWD system at all.
 
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