Offset camber bearings Nissan

Submitted: Monday, Oct 01, 2012 at 17:11
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Has anyone had any experience with the offset camber bearings which are manufactured and fitted by a big front end specialist. As I am have problems with my Patrol coil cab pulling to the left after 2'' lift and offset caster bushes fitted
Cheers Les
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Reply By: Sludgie W.A - Monday, Oct 01, 2012 at 18:48

Monday, Oct 01, 2012 at 18:48
Gidday Les, I have just had this work done to my 75 series troopy and it solved the problem. I can't see why the patrol would be any different although I would also be asking this question on one of the patrol forums.

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Reply By: KevKim37 - Monday, Oct 01, 2012 at 20:23

Monday, Oct 01, 2012 at 20:23
Hi Les H3,

I have fitted quite a few of these over the years to Toyotas and Nissans and even though the earlier bearings were of a smaller size they have been upgraded to original specs of the vehicles. This is the only other way except for bending the axle housings to correct the Camber problems while maintaining axle/spindle alignment for seal longevity and strength.

Some other types such as adjustable swivel housing pins and camber/caster plates (fitted behind the stub axle spindle) cause quite a few other problems.

Also Tyres can sometimes be the cause as I have seen a good steering Patrol wagon with 40,000kms on the original tyres which have been replaced with a so called long mileage tyre suddenly unable to be driven without the steering wheel being held firmly to the right hand down to keep it going straight. The owner was advised that the only way was to fit camber/caster accessories to compensate this at an extra cost which he and I were not happy with.

So another quality brand tyre was fitted which corrected this anomaly.

Cheers Kev.
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Reply By: Les H3 - Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 at 14:26

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 at 14:26
Just heard from repair man that caster bushes which I had fitted in Emerald Qld and was told by expert in Bundaberg that they had been fitted wrong way so had him change them are now getting put back the way where in Emerald so we will see how this goes
,I know of one sure fix box of matches and gallon of petrol as I have an absolute gut full of trying to fix this front end problem
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Reply By: Member - Tom C - Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 at 16:23

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 at 16:23
I have had the same problem on my GQ Patrol tray back. When I fitted new tyres I had no problems with pulling to the left but after I had the tyres rotated Front to Rear She started pulling to the left. It seems to now be affected by the road camber to a greater degree.
All I can put it down to is the wear pattern on the rear tyres developed from new, before they were transferred to the front. Still, one good thing, it strengthens your drinking arm!
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Reply By: Les H3 - Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 at 19:35

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 at 19:35
All fixed thanks very much to proffesional service from the front end specialist in Penrith no bull I am happy
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