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Old 08-27-2013, 03:27 PM   #21
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camber be it negative and the toe being "zero" will still cause the inner tire to wear on the rear more. This is generally accepted in BMW circles and most performance car circles. But an excellent point about not forgetting about the toe settings. which can be overlooked by a poor alignment shop.
Also another good point on the rear bushings back there that can affect tire to road specs.
Negative camber adds wear, but not nearly as dramatically as toe. I've run aggressive negative camber specs, and while your toe is in spec, you should get a fairly "even" wear across the tire. Once the inner portion was worn down, I just flipped them to the other side (had directional/symmetrical tires). Toe will destroy your tires at a much faster rate.

OP - If you're looking to prolong the life of your tires, make sure your alignment is within spec. Square fitments are nice though because you can always rotate your tires.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:03 PM   #22
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Sorry for the delayed response. one thing I left out in the original posting was that i had an alignment recently (early part of summer) and based on what you all are saying i am wondering if something changed! I do remember feeling that the car was accelerating slower as though the tires were not spinning fast enough!

Anyway, prob gonna purchase a Nexen N3000 tire this weekend and put it on next week. Do you think the tire shop would be able to do the alignment to spec? And just to make sure I get it right, what are the specs for camber and toe?

Here are pics of the damage!
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