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Will upper A arm to fix uneven tire wear?

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    Will upper A arm to fix uneven tire wear?

    So Ive gone through 2 sets of tires now and my fix seems to be getting a set of after market a arms since my alignment stops 2 degrees short. I just wanted the opinions of you fellas here in case Im missing something and theres an easier softer cheaper way to go about it.
    Heres what were dealing with, lowered with DMS lowering springs, Koni SA struts, 275/40/17 tires,and new tie rod ends.
    Tiers are not cheap as you guys know so I need to resolve this issue before I pony up for a new pair.
    Thanks guys in advance!

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    which angle stops 2* short? i've done many lowered f-bodies and have always been able to get them back into specs, so as not to wear tires.

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    If I remember correctly the camber was maxed out and needed more. The tires are all the way up into the wheel well, I cant even get 1 finger in there.

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    I got new tires and had Sears align it but they said they cant and that the dealership has a special tool to get it into specs on the front and rear. Heres what they gave me in the print out.
    camber caster toe thrust angle
    frnt rt -0.2 6.0 -0.04
    frnt lft -.0.6 5.4 0.04
    rear 0.1 -0.18 0.37

    I have no idea what this means but if it makes sense to you enlighten me please!

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    locking this one as you have started another thread on it.

    alignment problems, lowered 2"

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