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post #1 of 3 Old 01-18-2006, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone. I have a 2003 Elantra GT and I just had my alignment adjusted at my local Firestone Mastercare center. The tech told me that they could only adjust the toe for the front because Hyundai doesn't allow adjustment of the front camber/caster angles.

Currently, my front right specs are as follows (AFTER adjustment)

Camber: -.74 degrees
Caster: 2.69 degrees
Toe: .07 degrees
SAI: 12.69 degrees

The camber and SAI angles are still not within specification, but the tech said there was nothing they can do about it.

Does anyone know if this is true? Is there any way to adjust camber and SAI to spec? I appreciate any advice.

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yes, this is true the caster and camber settings are fixed and cannot be adjusted.
this holds true for many other makes as well.However, there is still hope for you.
there are after market kits available to make these adjustments.Was you elantra ever in an accident? Hit a very bad pothole at all? These are the only reasons why
your caster and camber would go out of specs.The tech at your local firestone should have known this,as any shop can istall the kit.lemmeee know how you make out.Ronkowl63.
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well, the SAI is still within spec., but the toe should rather be 0.05 TOE-OUT, and not toe-in. This will bring the toe more towards "0" when the car is driving (the power wheels tend to toe-in when under load). Front wheel drive cars should toe-out rather then toe-in.
your dealer has the adjuster kit (for the Tiberon, which has the same suspension) to correct the camber.
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