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Rear Suspension Problem #271254 Sep 9, 7:49pm Sep 9, 7:49pm
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Rear Suspension Problem
I have a heavy sub box & amp in the trunk along with my full size spare. I ruined one set of rear tires because they developed flat spots on the inside. When you look at my car from behind, the wheels lean inwards. How do you correct this problem?

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Re: Rear Suspension Problem [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #271255 Sep 9, 7:50pm Sep 9, 7:50pm
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They will fix that with an alignment.

It's your camber that is f'ed up.

My car looked like that after I lowered it.

They charged me more than a regular alignment because they said that it was a "special alignment." rolleyes


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Re: Rear Suspension Problem [Re: slidr] #271256 Sep 9, 7:55pm Sep 9, 7:55pm
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^^^ That's right get an alignment with everything that is going to present day to day in your car like the sub box. That will fix your problem. Just make sure you get a print out of the before and after alignment specs, just to make sure they did the job correctly. If they can't do that look for another place.

Re: Rear Suspension Problem [Re: hephaestus] #271257 Sep 10, 11:27am Sep 10, 11:27am
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Thanks, I will do that. thumbsup

Camber, I wonder if I can adjust that myself?

Re: Rear Suspension Problem [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #271258 Sep 10, 4:17pm Sep 10, 4:17pm
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
Thanks, I will do that. thumbsup

Camber, I wonder if I can adjust that myself?
You can, but you really need a special machine to do the measurements, or else there is no way that you could straighten it out yourself by eye balling it.


Just get the alignment, and with some places, you can pay a little extra and it will be guaranteed for years.


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Re: Rear Suspension Problem [Re: slidr] #271259 Sep 10, 5:19pm Sep 10, 5:19pm
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Originally Posted by slidr
They will fix that with an alignment.

It's your camber that is f'ed up.

My car looked like that after I lowered it.

They charged me more than a regular alignment because they said that it was a "special alignment." rolleyes


haa...they charged me more as well.

and they said to me that the rear cambers cannot be corrected back to stock specification once the car is lowered. any lowered car has rear tires like / \...

i figured it was some kinda bullshit, but the shop is a reputable shop and has lowered many cars, it has been on magazines a few times...so i dont know they lied to me or they were just lazy to do it.

Re: Rear Suspension Problem [Re: booyaolian] #271260 Sep 10, 5:22pm Sep 10, 5:22pm
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I was told the same thing here in Cali


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Re: Rear Suspension Problem [Re: booyaolian] #271261 Sep 10, 6:13pm Sep 10, 6:13pm
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Originally Posted by booyaolian
Originally Posted by slidr
They will fix that with an alignment.

It's your camber that is f'ed up.

My car looked like that after I lowered it.

They charged me more than a regular alignment because they said that it was a "special alignment." rolleyes


haa...they charged me more as well.

and they said to me that the rear cambers cannot be corrected back to stock specification once the car is lowered. any lowered car has rear tires like / \...

i figured it was some kinda bullshit, but the shop is a reputable shop and has lowered many cars, it has been on magazines a few times...so i dont know they lied to me or they were just lazy to do it.
My tires are definately straight after my alignment. I even have a print-out of the before and after camber readings, so if I can find it, I will scan it and post it here.

Then you can just print it out, show it to them, and tell them to get to work. laughsilly


Oh, and by the way. I didn't even buy a camber kit.


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Re: Rear Suspension Problem [Re: slidr] #271262 Sep 11, 2:53pm Sep 11, 2:53pm
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http://www.hotchkistuning.com/cgi-bin/EDCstore.pl?user_action=detail&catalogno=12700

That's what you need if the stock adjustment settings aren't adequate.

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