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Old 12-28-2003, 09:15 PM
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I just got my car aligned at a performance shop that does P-cars and when looking at the spec sheet they gave me...I am wondering if this is a little too aggressive for the street driving that I do and my tire wear will suffer...any comments one way or the other from more experienced guys than I. Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2003, 09:21 PM
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Love to provide some opinion here since I have changed mine over the years quite a lot, but what shall we compare it too?
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DUH!...Here are the specs.
Front Camber -0.8 Caster 5.5 Toe 0.16 SAI 21.1 Included angle 20.5 (all are in degrees)



Rear Camber -1.7 Toe 0.37 Total Toe 0.72 Thrust angle 0.01

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I am wondering if this is a little too aggressive for the street driving that I do and my tire wear will suffer...any comments one way or the other from more experienced guys than I. Thanks.
Well, it mostly depends on the way you drive and what you expect from the car in terms of handling. However, from what you've listed above, I can tell you right away that your rear camber is too negative unless you drive rather aggressively. The factory stock rear camber setting is -1░10' (-1.16░) and the front is -20' (1/3░). Ideally, you would want a 20' differential between the front and back. As such, I would go with the factory rear spec and keep the -0.8░ front.
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Old 12-29-2003, 12:23 AM
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Thanks Viken...I do drive rather spirited sometimes, but I think taking a 1/2 degree out of the rears is what I will do.
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