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    Angry Wheel wear

    Right folks I have been having serious issues with the uneven wear on my wheels since I have lowered the car with the shocks.

    Have had the car lower on springs for a whole but there was no difference in the tyre wear untill I changed the shocks and its driving me insane.

    Have the inside of the front passangers wheel right down to the wire and the rest of the tyre would still be fine for the next couple of months. The drivers wheel is not as bad but is still not just great, I wouldn't like to try it through an MOT (which is due in a month).

    Have checked the tyre pressure and it has been fine but have had the wheels lined a couple of times but it is still pulling to the left.

    Main question I have is - does the wheels just need lined properly or could the camber be adjusted on the front to help sort out the problem.
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    Sounds like a tracking issue.
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    assuming this is a mk4 astra we are talking about you have no possibilities of adjusting camber in front, originally. if this is a car which has been lowered quite much you will experience camber issues. i have coilovers on my car from kw and they have camber adjustment, but most lowering kits does not. what i would suggest is having your wheels lined properly. if your car isnt lowered more than 40mm lining usually solves your problems. camberproblems can be fixed with lining also, to some degree.

    what i cant comprehend is how the shocks have anything to do with this, unless your previous shocks was longer/harder and then in some way caused the car to be higher than it is with your new shocks.
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    yep... its a mk4 1.7dti.

    Thats what I though it was but its nice to be sure, an sick of taking off tyres that arn't done.

    at Kammiz, the shocks were to lower by 40mm and I just ment that I didn't notice any difference in the tyre wear with just the shocks but then the roads I'm on are pothole city so I'm sure thats not helping.

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    not sure if you are mixing springs and shocks now? shocks does not lower your car, springs do. but gas-shocks can make your car higher, because of the pressure.
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    no, I was lowering the car just on the springs (40mm) but when I got some more money gathered up I got the shocks to match. It is a full Spax system, just purchased as and when I had the money. The springs and shocks are made by the factory for each other and together should give better handling and grip, I think the point I was trying to make was - would this have affected the camber by lowering the car and if so could it be sorted by getting the wheels lined or would I need to purchase aftermarket parts in order to correct the camber.
    Hope this is a bit clearer this time.
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    much clearer. i do not know if aftermarket parts for camber adjustment excists. i would guess lining your wheels is all it takes for correcting your problem.
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    Get the tracking checked as lowering the car WILL throw it out.

    Try and get it done at a proper place where they do proper computer tracking.

    If your camber is to far out you can buy camber bolts that allow you to adjust the camber (Had to do this on my girlfriends corsa)

    Have a look here for the camber bolt: http://www.demon-tweeks.com/products...e=EIBE5.81260K
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