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Thread: camber or toe?

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    Default camber or toe?

    my e30 has developed excessive natural negative camber from lowering and i have installed a subframe riser kit and a weld in camber/toe correction kit.

    i adjusted to correct the most amount of camber and i still have quite a bit.

    always have been told that camber does not eat tires but that toe does.

    does this look like wear from toe or camber? i had the tires flipped on the wheels and yes these used to be on the rear.



    as far as i knew, with the bmw e30 trailing arms, the lower you go the more toe in you get.(or maybe its the other way around) pretty sure i adjusted the toe the max i could in the opposite direction to help negate any extra wear.

    if this looks like toe wear- then would you think its from toe in or out? if its just from camber then i guess ill have to deal with it.

    i have never aligned the car since i have new front control arms and tie-rods plus camber plates that will be installed and i want to wait to go to a shop till i have all them installed.

    in the picture you can see the rear, but i have since raised the rear ride height because of the excessive wear till i can figure out what is what. thanks for any input
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    that is toe wear hands down. probably way too much toe out.

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    thanks man, ill adjust as needed.

    kinda tricky and almost impossible to loosen the nut on the eccentric cam to adjust toe with the sub-frame raised. eventually may need to make an access door under the rear seat.
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