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Old 05-14-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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OK, well I put my subie back to the stock suspension a few weeks back since I got a new car and this is for my brother and he doesn't need all the suspension stuff I had on. Usually I go to Euro-tire in NJ but I'm short on time so went to local shop and told them I needed even front camber and 0.00 toe all around. Well after about an 1.5 hours they show me the print out and say the front camber does not adjust. I told them I have personally done an alignment on the car and the upper strut bolts adjust camber. They really had no idea, so i went into the bay and showed them what they had to. At this point i'm rolling my eyes and thinking i'm not sure I want these guys touching my car anymore. On top of that they wanted to charge me extra to adjust camber???? I'm paying for an alignment, camber, toe and sometimes caster should be included in the ALIGNMENT!!!! I knew I was not gonna win this battle and they took the car off the lift and I left not paying and this is the alignment specs I'm left with. The car drives straight and does not pull.

I know the camber is off side to side but you think I should get it re-aligned or just keep it?
My main concern is tire wear and this is my brothers car now and hes a college student and doesn't have money for tires in the near future.
I know toe is a bigger factor but I haven't had much luck with alignments the past few years.

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Old 05-14-2009, 01:39 PM   #2
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It's fine. Remember, toe + camber is what gives you uneven tire wear, not just camber by itself (or at least for the values you have).
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:03 PM   #3
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It's fine. Remember, toe + camber is what gives you uneven tire wear, not just camber by itself (or at least for the values you have).
Yea toe + camber is a major factor for the wear just didn't know if -1.3 would be to much for a daily driver.
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The specs look good for a daily driver.
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I have -1.1 negative camber up front and I want more haha I want to get to like -2.0 but I don't feel like shelling out another 100 bucks for an alignment right now.
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It's fine. Remember, toe + camber is what gives you uneven tire wear, not just camber by itself (or at least for the values you have).
Toe + camber + thrust angle (or any combination thereof) gives uneven tire wear.

Toe can be spot-on perfect, but if the thrust angle is off, you'll get a lot of uneven wear.
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Toe + camber + thrust angle (or any combination thereof) gives uneven tire wear.

Toe can be spot-on perfect, but if the thrust angle is off, you'll get a lot of uneven wear.
Thrust angle is a combination of toe.. I don't see how you can have spot on toe and a thrust angle..?
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