Well we have all been through lowering our legacys and outbacks and have found that we have no rear camber adjustment and some thought (me included) that the only way to get rear camber adjustment was to buy some rear lateral links which cost something like 450 bucks. Well there is another solution and it costs less than 60 bucks and that is the Whiteline rear camber adjustment inserts (KCA399). This kit replaces your outside bushing on your upper lateral links to allow +/- 1 degree of camber either way. I initially feared the install due to the lack of a press and the rust that is my outback. Regardless I dove right in and it actually wasnt too bad. Took about 1.5-2 hours.
Hot Pink Bench vice
17mm socket on breaker bar
Colorful language may be used but I surprisingly didnt have to use any
1. Alright so to start things off put the rear of the car in the air and support it with jack stands. Then remove the wheels (19mm if oem lugs).
2. Spray the 2 17mm nuts that need to be removed from each side
And here (forgot to take a pic before I put the new bushing in)
3. Let them sit and once you think the PB has done its magic proceed to break those little guys loose. The outside ones are easier than the inside. For the inside bolts I just put a 17 mm wrench on the nut and my breaker bar on the bolt side. It was too tight for me to loosen by hand so I just used my feet. Almost broke my adapter but she held strong.
Once you have the 2 nuts off the bolts should slide right out if not give them a little tap they will come out. Then just pull the upper links out.
4. Ok at this point if you have a press then you know what to do. Press them out. I dont have access to one so I just used my bench vise. I got a small socket slightly smaller than the bushing and one big enough for the bushing to be pressed into. while tightening Hit the top of the lateral link with a hammer it helps move the bushing through the link.
5. My socket wasnt quite big enough to push the bushing all the way out so i just hammered it the rest of the way out.
Heres a comparison:
6. Once the bushing is removed. I cleaned the inside of the link with some light sandpaper. I think it was like 400 or something just to get the gunk out. Then greese the inside of the link.
7. Insert the yellow bushing into the link. Mine pushed right in easy.
8.Then greese and insert this what-cha ma-dinger (complete blank on what its called sorry)
9. It got snagged up a bit so I put it in the vise to be pressed in.
10. I just cambered mine out all the way using vise grips to rotate the center piece. For negative camber rotate it so the offset of the center piece is towards the inside of the lateral link.
11. Ok the later link is all ready to go back in. Place the links back in and bolt them in till they are snug but dont tighten them yet. I had to pry the outside part to get the holes to line up.
12. And thats what it should look like in. The adjustment part should be pointing towards the rear of the car.
13. Put your wheels back on. I lowered my car on ramps so that I could get under it and tighten down the bolts for the lateral link. This is what whiteline recommends to do and im assuming it is a good practice for suspension bits.
14. An alignment is recommended when changing suspension parts like this to make sure everything is where you want it then enjoy your work.
So if your looking for a cheap way to get some rear camber adjustment for your legacy or outback this is the kit for you.
Disclamer: I am not responsible for anything that happens during anyones installs. This is simply a set of guide lines to help make the install easier.