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DIY Adjustable Rear Camber Arms

Hello everyone,

Originally from, DIY adjustable rear camber arms - 190 Revolution

I'm just crossposting this so that the word gets out. I know some guys might not be on this board and 190Rev so, 190Rev member 16V4NRBRGR did all the research and whatnot so all credit goes to him for his hard work.



Mine totaled around $85 shipped.
Edit: www.speedwaymotors.com is where to buy this stuff from. forgot to mention that.
Note: when ordering, it'll want you to select the angle of the one shank, just pick straight.

Also if you don't have bolts to mount the arms up with you can use the Mercedes kit 2103504506 is the part number for it. You'll need two.

You'll also need eight washers to go between the nylon and the bracket on the subframe/wheel carrier

My original adjustable rear camber arms:


New ones pre-assembled. courtesy of 16V4NRBRGR,


New one installed.

I think they're pretty sweet. Price is amazingly right too. I replaced all my other links in the back when I installed these. I had to use an angle grinder and cut out my old camber links. They were RUSTED.

I used the bolt kits that were in my rear end kit from Meyle, which used triple square heads. I had to go to autozone and pick up pack of tools for them.

Any questions let me know, I'll do my best.
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Sick resource! I will be trying to replicate for my W202.

EDIT: About to place my order. Thanks so much for sharing the wealth that is information! Just ran outside and took off my rear wheel and what do i find? Same exact upper camber strut as 190E.

The TEST: Go to http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/se...621909&submit= and select any W201, then any W202. You will notice those parts fit either.

Again, this is a huge step in advancing the DIY gearheads a step forward. I can see this plug-n-play suspension link assembly picking up real quick! Hasn't even crossed my mind. Will keep this place updated.

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This suspension setup was used on MANY Mercedes Chassis...So this kind of modification is valid and should work on the following chassis:

w124,w129,w170,w171,w201,w202,w203,w208,w209,w210
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This suspension setup was used on MANY Mercedes Chassis...So this kind of modification is valid and should work on the following chassis:

w124,w129,w170,w171,w201,w202,w203,w208,w209,w210
Any shots of the bearings on the rod ends? I doubt anyone with a Merc in the US would or even could but what is the max negative degree setting with a tested load? Those don't look like spherical bearings.

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Done.



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Thank you SO MUCH. $85 total as advertised. Loving it.

Please send thanks to the guy on the other forum!
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I just ordered a set myself, I cant wait till it ships. Just an aditional note to this posting. Make sure to order a 9 inch long aluminum tie rod sleve I went back and took a look at the original post at the rev and 16V4NRBRGR is very clear about ordering a 9 inch sleeve as opposed to a ten inch one. This way you can start at stock length then slowly dial out the negative camber.
This is all great info guys thanks a lot!!
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In the last pic it shows the new adjustable rod at the 1130 position, another shorter rod at about 2:00 and the toe rod down about 5:00 . Do these other rods not also need to be replaced with adjustable units? Thanks
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You don't have to, if your goal is lowering the car and adjusting for camber no. If you have plans of tracking you car or other things then you could, but I'm not sure about what parts are applicable for them.

I just replaced my camber arms and replaced the rest with stock replacements.
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Adjustable Camber Arms

Thanks JamesDean, My CLK 320 also has been lowered prior to my purchase and with 18's I was getting the extreme rear tire wear on the insides of both rear tires, I have had (just today) the adjustable arms installed (the long ones) at the 1130 position and the mechanic is insistant that without the other arms-units being able to be adjusted that the arms would fight each other with the toe in increasing as the rear negative camber is cranked out... I see a lot of one bar per side kits and just a few 2 bar (one shorter than the other) available...many more 1 bar per side I've noted.. also is there an adjustment on the stock rear toe arm?... One MB mechanic says there is. I couldnt see any as I was looking and taking pics under there... Thanks for your quick response previous...
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I'm not sure about the adjustment of the other bars, i just have the camber ones installed, my car aligned up no problem.
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