Originally Posted by floyd
Up 22 dgrees is OEM on Scamp
13s. Negative camber is the result of rubber fatigue(normal wear over time). A spindle is much more likely to break than bend, and in the unlikely event it did bend,it wouldn't roll much more than out of sight..
I was using the term "spindle" to mean the control arm/axle assembly. I speculated that an axle
that had worn out rubber would ride harshly and not absorb bumps. The combination of worn out axle
encountering a pot hole would bend the control arm decambering it. Most metal will bend before breaking unless is is glass hard or a casting. I assume the control arm is a forging, not a casting, so could bend.
If the torsion bars are not supported at the center of the axle
, the tips would sag as the rubber elastomers age allowing some decambering that the outer bushings could not resist due to leverage. That is probably what you speak of. Bushings at the center could stop the decambering effect of rubber wear, but the axle is probably done in by then anyway!
I've been informed there are no bushings, just rubber. That would explain plenty of decambering with rubber aging!