miataman86 Reader
Sept. 5, 2012 1:44 a.m.

I'm wanting to know about adjusting the cam plates that adjust the camber and caster of a Miata. I want to know which side is the + side and which is the - side. Also, how do the increments go as far as degrees wise? There are notches on them and how exactly are those calibrated?

Keith Tanner MegaDork
Sept. 5, 2012 10:04 a.m.

If you move the lower control arm out, you'll get more negative camber.

The increments are not actually calibrated. I believe they're just handy marks. If they were calibrated, they wouldn't be evenly spaced.

miataman86 Reader
Sept. 6, 2012 8:31 a.m.

How do I move the lower control arms?

Keith Tanner MegaDork
Sept. 6, 2012 9:45 a.m.

By turning the alignment cams. The correct direction of rotation will depend on which side of the car you're working on and/or if the cams are installed upside down or not.

codrus Reader
Sept. 6, 2012 1:44 p.m.

If you take the cam bolts out and play with them, then it's fairly obvious how things work. (note that doing this will screw up the alignment -- theoretically you could mark it and put it back in the same spot, but I've never had much luck with doing that).

miataman86 Reader
Sept. 10, 2012 6:42 p.m.

Which side said of said alignment cams are the negative side? I know one is positive and one the other is neagtive.

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