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    Camber Angle?

    Hi all, I've just been down to Kwik Fit to get my tracking checked on mk4, and he said it's fine. So I asked why the front passenger tyre keeps wearing on the inside and he said it could be the camber angle? Can anyone explain to me what may be happening?

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    Have you lowered the car? that puts the camber out. I think the only way to adjust it is by using eibach shims from lmf only cheap and will stop tyres wearing

    See here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camber_angle

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    No its not lowered mate. How do the shims work and what are they?

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    have you hit any big pot holes or kerbs its possible you might have bentsomething causing the camber to be out.
    also tyre pressures being wrong can cause tyre wear is it both edges of the tyre or just the outer?

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    You adjust the rear camber with shims, the front camber can be adjusted by using camber bolts on the front suspension strut.
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    The tyre is only wearing on the inside. Also I did hit a kerb last year on the drivers side and broke the wishbone but I had this replaced, and its the front passenger side that's wearing.

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    I would not place any faith in Kwik Fit's opinion on my wheelbarrow, let alone anything mechanical. I'd get a 2nd opinion from a specialist place. Google will throw up lots of names of places in your local area that do this.

    I would suggest that the tyre is wearing on the inside as the tracking is still out. Perhaps something else was bent when you hit the kerb, such as a track rod end. A good mechanic should be able to spot this for you and sort it. Cheaper than forking out for new tyres!
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