Car in bits again...
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hampshire, UK
I didn't realise the Sprint needed that much camber. I know the early Alfasuds had over 2° negative, but a quick Google found a value of 1°14' negative for the Sprint.
Factory settings aside, the usual trick for making the camber adjustable on strut-equipped cars is to slot the top mounting so that the strut can be moved in and out. This changes the angle of the strut, and hence the camber angle. Aftermarket slotted camber adjustment plates are available for a number of models, although I am unaware of one made specifically for the 'Sud/Sprint.
The other trick (which is what AHM have recommended) is to adjust the angle of the strut-to-hub interface. This is possible on the 'Sud/Sprint because the cast iron hub assembly is bolted to the strut with 4 bolts through a flange with an axis parallel to the driveshafts. So if you were to slot 3 of the four holes in the strut mounting flange, and loosen the fourth bolt, you could swivel the axis of the hub relative to the strut. Presto! Change of camber.
This would be quite a coarse adjustment (compared to moving the strut tops), and might be difficult to equalise side for side, but it is possible to do with care and a lot of experimentation (loosen off, adjust camber, reassemble, re-measure, readjust etc.), and there is the potential for adding a lot more camber than the strut top method, which might only be able to change by a couple of degrees.
The only other thing you need to worry about with this type of adjustment is that the inside of your roadwheel will move closer to the strut itself. Not a problem with standard wheels I would have thought, but if you are fitting bigger tyres on wider rims with negative offsets...
Alfanauts are GO!!!