Camber arm and ball joint assembly

  • US 7,857,332 B2
  • Filed: 09/19/2008
  • Issued: 12/28/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/19/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A device for adjusting the camber angle of a tire/wheel assembly of a vehicle comprising:

  • a camber arm comprising first and second arms and a cage;

    said cage comprising a cavity, a top wall, a front wall, and first and second sidewalls;

    said first and second arms being connected to said first and second sidewalls of said cage, respectively;

    said top wall comprising an outside surface, an inside surface, and first and second slot portions;

    said cage further comprising a cut-out extending along said front and top walls;

    a ball joint assembly adjustably engaged with said cage;

    said ball joint assembly comprising a ball joint housing and a lower clamping plate;

    said ball joint housing having an outward portion and an inward portion;

    said lower clamping plate comprising an upper surface, a lower surface, and a plurality of mounting holes;

    an upper clamping plate;

    a plurality of bolts for fastening said upper clamping plate and said lower clamping plate of said ball joint assembly to said top wall of said cage; and

    whereby said ball joint assembly may be adjustably moved from a first position where said outward portion of said ball joint housing is disposed outside of said cavity to a second position where said outward portion of said ball joint housing is disposed within said cavity.

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