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    Marty Jackson
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    Shims for rear suspension

    Forgot to ask about shims.
    I am going to replace my rear bushings in the next few weeks. (Have bushings, just no time.) I purchased shims to adjust the rear wheels as well.
    They sit kind of like this.. / \ (exaggeration)
    I know that we will have the car loaded for a trip out to PEI this Aug and don't wan to go through 2 sets of tires doing it.
    Have you added shims? How does one measure without a alignment machine? I know I will need an allignment after I replace the bushings. But if I install the shims won't the alignment put everything back to ware I don't want it? I want this..\ / Right?
    Should I install the shims after the alignment? I'd rather do it when I have it apart for the bushings.

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    Mine has exactly the same issue and my previous 2005 9-5 had it as well. It is often caused by saggy springs and/or worn-out shock absorbers. I am not familiar with using shims so I am curious to learn more about that as well. I would like mine to be | | as it looks overloaded like yours / \ all the time.

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    Marty Jackson
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    Here is a link to ware I saw the camber shims. FixMySaab: Rear Suspension: Intro
    I have see mention of them on some of the other SAAB sites.
    How is your tire wear if your tires are like /\ like mine? I have the 225/45/17 on my car. I did read something somewhere about the wider tire being "part" of the cause....
    Thanks for making the new thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finding41 View Post
    How is your tire wear if your tires are like /\ like mine? I have the 225/45/17 on my car. I did read something somewhere about the wider tire being "part" of the cause....
    I put on new tires a few months ago so I can't comment on tire wear because of this. But I am sure it can't be good.

    I always thought camber was non-adjustable on the 9-5 but the WIS does show the procedure as well: http://saabworld.net/f29/shims-rear-...b-9-5-a-28465/

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