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Arjun
04-19-2007, 03:09 AM
Attached below is an alignment printout I obtained after putting on my suspension and wheels and such. As some of you know, I had two front tires wear unevenly and the inner sidewall ended up shredding.

My car is dropped very low, and my wheel offset is +43. I have been told that zero camber will fix the problem, or that I need adjustable control arms, or that I need a camber kit, etc. etc....

What the hell do I need to do to fix the problem of uneven wear?


The left front reads:
Actual/ Before / Specified Range
-2.1 / -2.1 / -1.2 -0.4
4.3 / 4.3 / ..... .....
0.17 / -0.09 / 0.08 0.25


The right front reads
Actual / Before / Specified Range
-1.9 / -1.9 / -1.2 -0.4
4.6 / 4.6 / ...... ......
0.16 / 0.09 / 0.08 0.25

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/4507A4_Alignment-med.jpg

pms
04-19-2007, 04:57 AM
2 degrees of negative camber is a good deal of camber for a street driven car, but it's the toe in conjunction with the camber that eats up your tires.

See if you can get the toe closer to zero...even if it is outside the "specified range".

With zero toe and 2 degrees of negative camber, you will still eventually wear out the inside edge of the tire first, but it will be after a reasonable amount of time.

Also, wheelspin (and threshold braking) with negative camber will exacerbate the wear on the inside edge of the tires, so keep that to the minimum if you want to prolong your tire life.