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This is a discussion on Camber adjustment within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Ive been reading that adjusting the camber angle to a slightly negative degree so the top of the tire tilts ...

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    Ive been reading that adjusting the camber angle to a slightly negative degree so the top of the tire tilts inward is supposed to help with handling, I do alot of autocross and have been rubbing on my side walls and was wondering if this would help? If so how do you adjust it, how much should it be adjusted, and will i need a new alignment after.

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    I would suggest, better suited tires before fooling around with your alignment @ home..
    Just my .02..

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    You can buy a mount that has a bubble level to give you your camber/toe. I wouldn't try doing it at home w/o that sort of tool though. I don't know the tool name but if you can't find it an alignment shop is your best choice, make sure you get a before and after some shops are lazy. Yes you do want negative camber for turns I have mine at -1.5 and it has quieted down the tire screeching at there maximum slip.

    What size tires you running and where are they rubbing?

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    im running 245's they arent rubbing on the car, when i corner had the side wall rolls under and hits the pavement causing the top edge of the side wall to be very worn

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    Well my original post was lost but what I basically said was that I would go to a shop and have them adjust the camber as well as the toe and caster. Also if you DD the car I wouldn't go with a super aggressive road racing alignment otherwise you will probably burn your tires down pretty fast when driving on the street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidz28 View Post
    im running 245's they arent rubbing on the car, when i corner had the side wall rolls under and hits the pavement causing the top edge of the side wall to be very worn
    Ah gotcha. Even with my -1.5 I still get that, granted it is like that on the inside as well.

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