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d-specs on wagon

I'm getting ready t o retire my Koni insert set-up, and will be trying out a set of Tokico D-specs. Has anyone here done the install on a wagon ? I believe that you have to enlarge the top (strut to knuckle) bolt holes slightly to achieve camber settings. Is that correct ?
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That's what I was told a few years ago when I was looking into them, I ultimately went with the Konis though

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Doing the install in the morning. I'll answer my own question when finished

I've got a camber gauge, so I'll install without modification first to see how much negative I can get (with my NOltec plates)

If Koni honors their warranty, I'll end up with a good set of inserts for sale or spares. After 110K miles and four seasons on track they are major clunkers
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Ooops, forgot to get back to this. Without modifying the Tokicos, and my plates (front only) all the way in, I got -1.4 F and -.8 R. That'll never do for my taste, so rather than shave out the holes, I'm trying camber bolts first at all four corners, which just arrived today (Ingalls) I had to give back the camber gauge I borrowed, and my toe settings were pretty far off, so I'm going to put those in tomorrow, and get a "real" allignment Mon or Tues. I'll post back how that turns out. I know this has been done plenty and documented over on NAS**C but the info is buried in a 111 (and counting) page thread. Thought I'd go through the process to make it easy to share here.
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I'm not a fan of bolts its so hard to match sides, when I was contemplating the D-Specs I read that the Vorshlag Camber Plates give you over 2.5* maxed out
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Well, the bolts gained me some - camber, but nowhere near what'll make me happy should I put sticky tires on. According to a real alignment rack, to get even side to side, I only have -1.1 rear, and -1.0 front + 5.2 caster. I guess the gauge I used was misleading. I like the ride and adjust-ability of the D-specs so far, so the holes are getting enlarged, and the bolts are going back in the bin. I'll try to take pics when I modify them, since that's what I never found on the other forums.
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Excellent info! I'm surprised this hasn't come up before. You 02-03 guys have some other strut options but for the 04-07, d-specs are a huge part of the market share.

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