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Old 11-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #21
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****. That red number is the current camber rating, isn't it?

My friend is going to look at it Sunday. I'm going to adjust the camber on the car by knocking out that pin and moving the strut around a little bit to get it back into a better specified range. I'll let you know how it goes. I appreciate the help so far.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:25 AM   #22
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Broke down and ordered a new tie rod. It looked original and when I got the car aligned they had a difficult time adjusting the toe on that side. The joint was in ok shape, but there has to be some play in it. Plus, the steering wheel has some play in it as well. We'll see how it goes. Going to adjust the camber as well since it's off and see how the car does afterwards.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:32 PM   #23
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Toe is the biggest factor in tire wear, not camber.

I would dial in way less toe in the front of the car for prolonged life. I run about .02* in per side on mine and have no tire wear issues with 2* of negative camber.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:54 PM   #24
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Toe is the biggest factor in tire wear, not camber.

I would dial in way less toe in the front of the car for prolonged life. I run about .02* in per side on mine and have no tire wear issues with 2* of negative camber.
this is true.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:54 PM   #25
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Cool deal. Ill get the new tie rod installed, adjust the camber and get the car re-aligned and let you know what happens.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:09 PM   #26
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Just an update. Had my buddy get the car back on the rack and the entire car was off. Front toe was horrible on both sides so that was adjusted. The tie rods are fine though. Very tight with no play at all. Rear end wasn't adjusted last time and was all out of whack. So the entire car has been realigned and drives fine. I will continue to monitor the tire wear situation.
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Just an update. Had my buddy get the car back on the rack and the entire car was off. Front toe was horrible on both sides so that was adjusted. The tie rods are fine though. Very tight with no play at all. Rear end wasn't adjusted last time and was all out of whack. So the entire car has been realigned and drives fine. I will continue to monitor the tire wear situation.
That's nice but, like I said previously, the tires themselves are an important part of the correct geometry so I would consider swapping the unevely worn front one with a uniformly worn one at the back with similar tread to the remaining front tire.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:29 PM   #28
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Gonna have them do that later this week. Thanks again!
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