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Kyky05221993
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Jan 17, 2021, 7:06 PM

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Hello, my uncle and I had to replace the rear assist arm or lateral arms on my 2004 Kia Optima 2.4l. We had to cut the cam bolts off because we couldn't get the nuts loose. I got new camber alignment bolts with camber plates in the mail the other day. I've been trying to find a nut that fits on it for like 2 months.

Does it matter what type or size and thickness of nut and washers I use? I was hoping to just use castlenuts or any nuts I find in the garage without it messing with the alignment.


Hammer Time
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Jan 17, 2021, 7:17 PM

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I was hoping to just use castlenuts or any nuts I find in the garage without it messing with the alignment.


Not sure what you mean by that. If the original bolts were disturbed, then the car has to be aligned.

Castle nuts require cotter pins. A regular nut with lock washer should be sufficient.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 18, 2021, 4:49 AM

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You need the bolts and waiting for them - right? Those are "unique" also called concentric (?) meaning off center on purpose for the adjustment.
No don't drive it IMO you'll just have super lousy road feel and ruin tires so far off on alignment. Nuts should come with the bolts or for just moving it around measure the threads it's done all the time comes with tap and die sets. Then seek out local hardware for that size that is self locking if none I'd use star lock washers,


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Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 19, 2021, 3:41 AM

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Feeble attempt to show picture of the bolts and how they work. Hope it shows the nuts are self locking and bolt's shaft is the "concentric" part of it. Nut could be generic but need that bolt. That BTW was for this car on look up again may now show up will not sign off web isn't working well for me, Tom


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Camber Kits for 2011 Kia Optima ...ebay.com








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Jan 19, 2021, 5:46 AM

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That's an aftermarket "add-on" kit Tom. Sounds like he may be dealing with OEM stuff.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 19, 2021, 6:12 AM

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At a glance shows a self locking nut. In hand they don't travel up or out of threaded parts so do NOT need a lock washer. That alone is a hardware store item note usually a plastic and distorted end to that type, T






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