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2004-08 TL Front Camber Arms from Skunk2

  • Posted: 09-18-2009 11:53 AM
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UPDATE 6/11/10
 
We have just learned that the camber adjustment range of the Skunk 516-05-0004 kit on the 04-08 TL models is limited to 3-4 degrees positive and 1.1-1.2 degrees negative. For customers looking for more negative camber in the front, this kit must be modified in order to achieve the result. When you order this kit on Heeltoeauto.com there is an option for getting this modification done. Out of the box, we know the kit will correct negative camber you get from lowering the TL front end, but cannot provide adequate negative adjustment for extreme camber angles without modification.
 
 
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Ok, so despite me professing about how a camber kit is not technically needed to prevent excessive tire wear, I have sold an unprecedented amount of them. Ingalls rear camber kits alone have moved more than enough units to support our WD program with Ingalls direct.
 
However, the front end of the 04-08 TL is not usually found far enough out of spec to warrant adjusting camber unless extreme lowering is performed. And in the case of extreme lowering, we find that the Ingalls retrofit adjustable ball joint, while effective, is a major pain to adjust, and does not provide enough clearance to the inner shock towers. This usually results in contact between said camber kit and inner shock tower!
 
Skunk2 has resolved this issue by releasing their ever-popular and much refined camber adjustable upper arm for the TSX. As per usual the TL got no love, but and Heeltoe Automotive has the exclusive scoop! This camber arm fits the 04-08 TL as well!
 
Check out the following pics to see the height difference between the stock, Ingalls, and Skunk2 ball joints.
 
 
Pic 1: Stock on the left, Skunk2 on the right:

 
Pic 2: Ingalls on the left, Skunk2 on the right (take note of the difference in adjustment and how much easier the Skunk2 kit is going to be to adjust after being installed on the car!):
Pic 1: Stock on the left, Skunk2 on the right:

 
 
So with Skunk2 the inner shock tower clearance issue is a thing of the past. Also, here is the part installed on a 04-08 TL:
Pic 3:

 
 
Here are two pics showing the clearance to the wheels house at max and min camber settings:


 
 
Here are two pics KINDA showing the visual difference of the wheel hub orientation at max and min camber settings. The steering wheel is not turned, the car just has a toe impact when the camber changes. Just pay attention to the hub face and how it goes vertical when adjusted with the Skunk2 arms:


 
 


About the Author

Marcus di Sabella Marcus is the founder of Heeltoe Automotive. He's been working with cars (mostly Honda cars) since 1996, and has been providing enthusiasts with excellent products, services, and web experiences since 2002. He's been published in Honda Tuning, and holds a degree in Engineering Technology.
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