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Old 05-15-2018, 04:38 PM   #326
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It's worse than that. I think he was pushing in to get the camber and then trying to pry to get caster. Think about that for a moment... that's not how these slotted mounts work.
I dont understand how someone who has ever aligned a car before wouldn't look at this for 30 seconds and have it be extremely obvious.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:19 PM   #327
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Does it at least drive straight now? That seriously sucks. Once you put the first dent in wouldn't you stop?
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:23 PM   #328
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Thanks. For whatever reason the tabs on the brackets were not right. I've ground them off and I'm going to reweld them. Not sure why one side was welded at the wrong angle.
Oh no thatís awful what they did D:

Also yeah - I know itís supposed to run along the firewall/wiper trough, but the car I found it on had it backwards, going over the center of the engine. Maybe they messed with it somehow when they installed it.

Good luck with the damage! I canít even begin to imagine how livid I would be...
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:25 AM   #329
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Does it at least drive straight now? That seriously sucks. Once you put the first dent in wouldn't you stop?
You'd think they'd look at the car and kindof assume that prying on things would be no bueno, right? Nope, it's not aligned; it's more off than when I took it in. I told them to stop immediately and just back it out.

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Good luck with the damage! I can’t even begin to imagine how livid I would be...
Thanks. I'll get it worked out and I'll get that bar installed.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:42 PM   #330
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Sucks how they chewed up the strut towers. May be throw some door edge protector trim over what they did.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:39 PM   #331
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Oh no thatís awful what they did D:

Also yeah - I know itís supposed to run along the firewall/wiper trough, but the car I found it on had it backwards, going over the center of the engine. Maybe they messed with it somehow when they installed it.

Good luck with the damage! I canít even begin to imagine how livid I would be...
Wait, I got mine on backwards?
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:48 PM   #332
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Nope, that's correct.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:36 PM   #333
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Phew. I was pretty sure that it wouldn't go on any other way.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:38 PM   #334
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Wait, I got mine on backwards?
Damn I always forget that the 7/940s have different drainage channels. On the 960s the drainage channel fits perfectly with the bar -




In my case, the AC dryer was in the way....

I’m full of all kinds of bad info lately D:

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Old 05-17-2018, 05:18 AM   #335
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Even after going over the mounts and how to adjust them and explaining caster first and then seeing what kind of camber is possible, the guy working on the car clearly didn't know what the hell was going on. It looks like he tried to set camber first and then tried to pry the mount forward to get caster right.

I'm seriously at a loss, I have no idea how 1) someone could not understand how the adjustment of these worked and 2) how it would be totally legit to pry and damage parts and a car that the owner clearly cares about.

The owner is supposed to call me today to work out how they can "make things right". If we get resistance... well my attorney wife has been kinda light at work, so...

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Thanks. For whatever reason the tabs on the brackets were not right. I've ground them off and I'm going to reweld them. Not sure why one side was welded at the wrong angle.
O no!!! What have they done???

Volvo has an longer caster rod (396mm) if you want more caster. Or it was to much now?
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Old Yesterday, 07:17 AM   #336
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As we say in the South, "You can't fix stupid".

Collect the $$$ for damages, tape off your BNE top hats and sneak in there with a dremel to top off that damage.
Done carefully (as you can't Undo it) and bottle of OEM touchup paint...... you'll have to look for it to find it.

Sorry Dustin..... yet another example why I don't let anyone work on my vehicles sans the tire changers.
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