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Old 05-16-2018, 05:35 PM   #1
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Question Newbie Camber Question

Apologies in advance for the (likely) basic nature of this question! As will be obvious, I don't know much about cars...

I've read up some on camber, and understand that it can be something people want.

I'm wondering if it's bad that my rear tires on my '13 Impreza 5-door have (what seems to me) a big difference in camber? One side is -1.7 and the other is -2.4. I just got it back from the shop (after installing new tires) and the mechanic's note said there are no available rear camber adjustments. The front tires are -0.3 and -0.5.

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Any suspension modifications or fat kids in the trunk?
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:58 PM   #3
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Thanks!

I guess I'm looking for some way to gauge whether the amount of negative camber I've got is something to be concerned about and whether the difference in camber between the two rear tires is something to be concerned about.
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It’s very common to see a camber difference between rear wheels as most manufacturers don’t offer OEM camber adjustments. If you’re the type to never rotate tires you’ll see a difference in tire wear between those two wheels but assuming you at least do the bare minimum in that regard it will be fine.

Almost every single modern car comes from the factory with no rear camber adjustments, for what that is worth.

Edit: I guess I should add I’m an ASE certified tech with a state inspection license.
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I take it that the shop that put the tyres on did a full wheel alignment?
If they did they should have the printout of before and after, and if like the place I go to it will have the factory specs.
Check that out too, it will show if its still within factory specs.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:16 PM   #8
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Itís very common to see a camber difference between rear wheels as most manufacturers donít offer OEM camber adjustments. If youíre the type to never rotate tires youíll see a difference in tire wear between those two wheels but assuming you at least do the bare minimum in that regard it will be fine.

Almost every single modern car comes from the factory with no rear camber adjustments, for what that is worth.

Edit: I guess I should add Iím an ASE certified tech with a state inspection license.
Cheers! Thanks a bunch. Exactly what I needed to hear.
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I take it that the shop that put the tyres on did a full wheel alignment?
If they did they should have the printout of before and after, and if like the place I go to it will have the factory specs.
Check that out too, it will show if its still within factory specs.
Thanks for the tip! Yes, they did a full wheel alignment and gave me a printout - though only of the before and after info. I'll have a look online for factory specs.
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