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Old 06-27-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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i just replaced my wheels and tires to a set that is the exact same size as my oem wheels. when i put the new ones on, i noticed that my rear wheels are cambered a little. (did i use that word the right way?) i have bc racing coilovers and my car is lowered, but not slammed. are my rear wheels cambered because my car is lowered? and is it really bad to have it cambered? how can i fix this?
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:01 PM   #2
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You should just take it in to get the allignment checked if you haven't. I wouldn't have them set it to stock camber setting though. I don't know what kind of camber adjustment if any that the rear of the newer WRX's have. I heard from a sedan owner there isn't any in rear.

Camber is not really bad. Camber is actual good if you have it dialed in correctly, but if you have loads of camber in rear and not in front your car will handle wierd. There is only extra wear on the tires with camber if it is extreme levels, which I doubt you have. I would have your camber set up with a little more in front. If you are running OEM fitment you can run almost zero camber in rear and little up front without fitment problems.
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:11 PM   #3
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yeah i had it aligned and balanced yesterday and the camber is still there. thanks for the tip though.
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:48 PM   #4
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A set of $20 camber bolts can get your camber where you want it my friend.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:04 PM   #5
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i read the sticky for camber bolts, but i just wanted to be sure of some things. will my camber be set back to or close to stock setting if i raise my car a little bit? and if i decide to go with camber bolts, is installation easy? it looks doable on the sticky but some things turn out to be way harder than they look. at least for me... i also found that whiteline camber bolts are $40 more than eibachs. is the main difference between eibach bolts and whiteline bolts simply the name brand? or are whiteline bolts that much better?
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:45 AM   #6
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i understand you should get an alignment after you get new rims/tires. i am getting ready to buy a set of 18x7.5 with +48mm offset. i am wondering will my camber need to be adjusted so much that i will need to purchase bolts or will it be in the range of the car in stock form. i have an 04 wrx STOCK
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:58 AM   #7
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inside tire wear is usually related to toe out, NOT camber.
camber alone isn't bad, but throw in a little bit of toe and it eats the tires.

I run -2.9 in the front and you can barely tell the difference in inside and outside wear once the tire gets down to the tread bars.

When it is aligned make sure the toe is ZERO, not close to zero but ZERO.


No offense meant, but you need to read up more on coilovers and suspension and figure out the geometery of your suspension and how it works. Ecspecially since you have coilovers, they are pointless unless they are setup properly. (or slammed for looks)

~imo you should get the ride height where you want it, get it aligned by someone who knows what they are doing and leave it alone.
you may or may not need camber bolts on an 08 I have no idea...
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:00 AM   #8
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A set of $20 camber bolts can get your camber where you want it my friend.
but people that know nothing about suspensions and alignments should not be ****ing with such things
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:01 AM   #9
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there is SO MUCH stupidity out there about alignments that it is just stupid

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Old 06-28-2009, 01:23 AM   #10
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did the alighnment place give you a print out with your settings?
if so post them then people will have an idea where to screw you up the most

good luck
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:42 AM   #11
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i understand you should get an alignment after you get new rims/tires.
who told you that?
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