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Old 10-31-2008, 09:41 AM   #21
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Lowering a car affects toe as well as camber. Just because the car is lowered doesnt mean camber is wearing the tires.

I run -3.5* front and -1.5* rear camber....no tire wear issues. At all. Ever. Across a range of different tires.


Just get an alignment and fix your toe. If the alignment shop can't get close enough to acceptable spec, you've got a bent arm or badly torn bushing somewhere.
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i'm gonna look at it this weekend.....what you say maybe the bilstein, my front end looks like it's too low and cupping the tires. So, definitely camber kit is out of the question....coz most here have the same set up in their car with no camber kit installed, right?

Bimmer Dude Xi...where you go for alignment(NYC)?
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:48 PM   #23
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I used to do my own alignments when I used to work in Strauss.
I recommend Bimmer Clinic, I hear a lot of good things about them guys. They are located in Elizabeth, NJ.
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Thanks much to all replied!

i'm gonna look at it this weekend.....what you say maybe the bilstein, my front end looks like it's too low and cupping the tires. So, definitely camber kit is out of the question....coz most here have the same set up in their car with no camber kit installed, right?

Bimmer Dude Xi...where you go for alignment(NYC)?
Check your tire pressures as well.
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Bimmer Dude Xi...where you go for alignment(NYC)?
i wouldnt go where he recomends.

also have them check your trailing arm bushings.

they can affect your tire wear if the are worn, and the toe is changing drasticly between acceleration, braking, etc.

they have also been known to not be centered properly, and not allowing the toe adjustment to come into spec.

yadda yadda yadda
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i wouldnt go where he recomends.

also have them check your trailing arm bushings.

they can affect your tire wear if the are worn, and the toe is changing drasticly between acceleration, braking, etc.

they have also been known to not be centered properly, and not allowing the toe adjustment to come into spec.

yadda yadda yadda
HAHA He must be a comedian. Don't go where I recommend.
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the reason i said that is because you said you used to do your own alignments, yet you dont even know how rear toe affects tire wear vrs rear camber.

its a valid point.

im not a comedian, im a bmw trained technician.
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