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Old 11-04-2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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need to correct camber wear

so my e36 is lowered on H&R sports and the insides of my tires are wearing more than I'd like, moreso on the fronts. I upgraded to M3 brakes in the front which meant changing the spindles. The alignment was done then and again a month ago. The toe is set so it's not toe wear.

What did you guys do to get a more even wearing tire? I don't track my car, and I'd like to replace tires less often.

camber kits? adjustable rear control arms? which ones? I don't need the best ones, just whatever will do the job for the street.
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:01 PM   #2
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I run -2 degrees of camber on all 4 wheels (a lot more than stock), my tires wear pretty even. I just run zero toe up front and next to no toe in the rear. The proper fix is to get camber plates up front and lower control arms for the rear that offer more adjustability.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:47 PM   #3
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I found that 235's wear a lot more on the inside edge than 225's. I wasted a set of Yoko 235's due to camber wear, but were otherwise fine.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:15 PM   #4
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I run -2 degrees of camber on all 4 wheels (a lot more than stock), my tires wear pretty even. I just run zero toe up front and next to no toe in the rear. The proper fix is to get camber plates up front and lower control arms for the rear that offer more adjustability.
I'm at about -2.5 degrees camber in the front and run 225 40 18s. The fronts wear worse than the rears, so I'm thinking of just getting some camber plates for now. Anyone have any experience with KMACs?

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I used to have KMAC's, they were good, quiet, comfortable and pretty adjustable.
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KMAC are the BEST!! Not used them personally, but will be installing in the spring. Tried a few others and they were shit. From what I've heard and read the KMACs are great!
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:45 PM   #7
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thanks, guys. another question: do the KMACs affect ride height?
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:25 PM   #8
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go to the tire shop and have them switch your left and right tires
always worked for me, good as new
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thanks, guys. another question: do the KMACs affect ride height?
From what I remember the KMAC stack height was very close to the stock strut mounts.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:33 PM   #10
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^^^last question, any recommendations on where to get them?

I found a used set on bfc for 200 US, but they appear to be missing the piece that indicates the camber and caster settings... looks like a disc with rulers on 4 sides.

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the seller was also vague in his response about whether they were included.
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Those are probably the first gen ones, i had the same set, the rulers are useless anyway.
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