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Jody Pulse
09-04-2014, 01:11 PM
I am wondering it there are anyone else out there who is adjusting the camber to help with tire wear?

My commute is a 20 mile each way over curvy mountain roads, each way. The factory tires lasted 8000 miles, till bald! I replaced the factory tires with a 50,000 mile tire, and had my alignment checked. The drivers side was -1.5 and the passenger side was -1.8, so I had the passenger side brought to -1.5 to have both sides match. I rotated the tires at the 4000 mile mark, and I was about half life.

After the rotation, I hit a road hazard, which knocked my front alignment all out of wack and this time I had the shop adjust camber to -1.2. My tire wear is looking much better now, time will tell how tire wear will be.

Does any one else have any experience with helping tire life?

shadowshaggy
09-04-2014, 01:40 PM
That amount of camber won't kill tires that quickly, toe is all f'ed up on the cars though. Get a set of plate that Fiat sells to correct toe - and install and realign it.