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    Correcting rear toe after lowering the Abarth

    I figured I would make a new thread so that it would be easily searchable. I realize that not all of us have an issue with uncorrectable toe after lowering our cars. But for those of us that do, this should help.

    I got home today and found a package waiting for me. SHIMS!! Direct from Chrysler!!





    I figured I would make a new thread so that it would be easily searchable. I realize that not all of us have an issue with uncorrectable toe


    Quote Originally Posted by Fiat500USA View Post
    Here is a picture of the shim.



    CAUTION: Do NOT completely remove more than 1 spindle bolt at a time to prevent
    the spindle and wheel assembly from rotating or coming off the vehicle
    because damage to the brake hose may occur.

    NOTE: Front shim is larger and has a square cutout area in the center to clear the
    wheel speed sensor.

    NOTE: Rear shim is smaller and does not have a square cutout area in the center.

    Note: Only use 1 shim per axle side.


    Quote Originally Posted by Fiat500USA View Post
    Here's some info for you:

    Fiat Technical Service Bulletin 17-001-14: Rear Axle Alignment
    Shims


    MODELS:
    Fiat 500
    Part Number: 68236620AA Shim
    Kit : (Kit contains 1 front shim, 1 rear shim, and 4 spindle bolts)

    From here: Fiat
    500 Tech Bulletin Updates

    I will be getting an alignment this weekend. I'll post pics and whatnot as I get them. Gonna be time for new tires
    Last edited by AudiGuy; 05-13-2014 at 09:35 PM.

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    Mmm, more blue locktite!

    It is interesting that it is one or none type of application. In other words, no real adjustability. Maybe since July 13, 2013 everyone with toe in has had the same amount?

    AudiGuy,

    Can you please post pics of your tire wear as well? I have some wear but it seems like it is the same on both rear tires and looks more like camber wear than toe wear to me. Also, does it give a torque setting?
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    Thanks man, I thought that they do not exist yet. Will order soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lammie200 View Post
    Mmm, more blue locktite!

    It is interesting that it is one or none type of application. In other words, no real adjustability. Maybe since July 13, 2013 everyone with toe in has had the same amount?

    AudiGuy,

    Can you please post pics of your tire wear as well? I have some wear but it seems like it is the same on both rear tires and looks more like camber wear than toe wear to me. Also, does it give a torque setting?
    That's why I took a picture of the date on the instructions. I thought it telling of when they started having issues. I'll take pics of my tires when I get it up. As for tq specs, they aren't in the directions, but I'm sure they can be found. If I have to make a thicker one, or make duplicates I can. I'm going to cut some templates with these and share them. I could probably just xerox them at work. I think that's what I'll do tomorrow.
    Quote Originally Posted by zyxelenator View Post
    Thanks man, I thought that they do not exist yet. Will order soon.
    As you can see by the date, they probably figured this out pretty recently.
    Last edited by AudiGuy; 04-15-2014 at 08:58 PM.

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    So, the instruction sheet was printed almost a year ago. Gotta love Fiat! I ordered two kits from moparonlineparts.com last week and I got my tracking number today so they will be here soon.

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    Wow, July 2013? Joke is on us, and how utterly embarrassing the dealerships are all clueless to an >8 month old part number.

    -->AudiGuy: Can you measure the thickness of the plates with a micrometer? Are they wedge shaped or a constant cross-section width? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryephile View Post
    Wow, July 2013? Joke is on us, and how utterly embarrassing the dealerships are all clueless to an >8 month old part number.

    -->AudiGuy: Can you measure the thickness of the plates with a micrometer? Are they wedge shaped or a constant cross-section width? Thanks
    They appear to be the same thickness throughout. Almost as if the amount that everyone is out, is pretty close to the same measurements. I haven't been able to find my calipers since we moved. And yeah, the dealership I ordered these from didn't know they existed.

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