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Old 12-24-2010, 02:55 AM   #1
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Hey I'm currently running Enkei EKM3's with Toyo Proxe 4 tires, 215/45/17. I really like the Proxe 4 but this set didn't last long on a DD car. I was told by Schwab to go with a Toyo Tourivo but they would last just as long as the proxe 4's unless I went with a 50 sidewall. In that case the Tourivos are only rated for 40k in that size. Honestly I will prob go with the Proxe 4's again. I really like them. I think the reason they only lasted 26k is cuz a stupid shop set me up on -2* camber all around for a DD. My question is should I stick with the 45 sidewall or could I go with a 50? I wanna go up a bit but would if work without rubbing? I'm on TiC coilovers. Pretty close to stock height in rear, and maybe 1" lower in front. Also what can I do to decrease inside tire wear? Sway bars? RCA kit?
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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get an alignment

get the toe set to '0' all the way around and go from there
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I did! A long time ago back to oem. I just did one too! Lol thanks!
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I did! A long time ago back to oem. I just did one too! Lol thanks!
Inside tire wear is normally a toe issue not camber. Make sure the toe is set to 0 front and rear.
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Oh ok thanks! Les Schwab did it and they put it at OEM specs. But I'll make sure.
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Oh ok thanks! Les Schwab did it and they put it at OEM specs. But I'll make sure.
oh jesus


another one that thinks 'oem' is good

it is NOT


'OEM' sucks the balls of old dead monkeys

ya NEED to TELL them that you want ZERO TOE or they wont do it
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oh jesus

another one that thinks 'oem' is good

it is NOT

'OEM' sucks the balls of old dead monkeys

ya NEED to TELL them that you want ZERO TOE or they wont do it
I just checked all of my records from Schwab of 4 alignments over the years and all of them have zero toe. Thanks tho for the advice. In your wisdom what is a good set up? Strictly DD car. Thanks!
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I just checked all of my records from Schwab of 4 alignments over the years and all of them have zero toe. Thanks tho for the advice. In your wisdom what is a good set up? Strictly DD car. Thanks!
if you are getting inside tire wear....then it is an almost certainty that your toe is NOT ZERO

I know that if the rack isnt set up right and/or isnt level....the toe reading may SAY it is zero and it really isnt


zero toe and maxed negative camber in front is usually the only adjustement that can be made on a stock suspension for any kind of performance
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if you are getting inside tire wear....then it is an almost certainty that your toe is NOT ZERO

I know that if the rack isnt set up right and/or isnt level....the toe reading may SAY it is zero and it really isnt

zero toe and maxed negative camber in front is usually the only adjustement that can be made on a stock suspension for any kind of performance
Ok so who so u get to align it that I can trust and not screw it up? How do you tell that it's true ZERO? Also I'm looking for a DD set up that will get me even tread wear. Is zero toe and oem camber not a good set up?
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