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Old 03-12-2007, 17:55   #1 (permalink)
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EL XR6 Camber Problems

Hi all,

I'm tired of my XR6 chewing out the inner section of the trye tread because of the negative camber on the front wheels. The current set of tyres are shot, with good mostly good tread left on the tyre- except for the inner where it's bald! The car's done about 115,000k and it's been well maintained and is driven reasonably.

What is a recommended fix for this? I'm well past needing the benefits (?) of negative camber - I'm into better tyre life. Is shimming a good and practical fix for ordinary driving, or are the Nolathane worm drive castor/camber kits the way to go? What are the cost of both options?

I do think there is a tendancy for the alignmnet to "sag" with time and age, and the XR's did have more negative than the standard vehicles. And I know some remedial work is needed sometimes. I just want my tyres to last longer!

Thanks guys for your help.
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:00   #2 (permalink)
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Re: EL XR6 Camber Problems

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The castor/camber kit alone will do it but adding the upper conntrol arm brace will help you keep those camber and castor setting as well as improving handling.
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Another option is Pedders

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5800 5800 Caster/camber Kit
5404 5404 5800 Align Shim 1.5 (10)
5405 5405 5800 Align Shim 3mm (10)
P5804 P5804 Repl. Bush For 5800
EP6326 Urethane Control_Arm Bush

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Old 03-15-2007, 03:06   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys for your help. I'll chew it all over and consider my options.

Your help is appreciated.
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