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Old 08-07-2006, 11:01 PM   #1
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I don't know if this is an optical illusion, but have you ever noticed that the rear tires look like they have a built in camber? I don't have the tools to measure it, but it sure looks like the tops of the tires are tipped inward by a few degrees.

Noticed this the other day when another H-Body passed me on the interstate, then took another look at my car and it looks the same. Anybody know if this is intentional or just a natural sag of the unibody over the years.
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I think this may be Coil Spring Sag over the years... I have seen some that always had plenty of junk in the trunk and wore the springs out... Not totally sure tho... Could be due for struts and a good alignment...

If the springs are allowing the car to sit down more then they should I believe that the top of the tires will point in to a degree... It almost sounds as if the rear ride heigth is not within specs

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As the rear end of your car drops or compresses, the wheels will naturally produce more camber. The opposite happens when the rear is raised. This is why maintaining proper ride height is important with our cars for proper tire wear and handling.
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They all need the camber straightend out from time to time.
This will also effect the toe on the rear if its not corrected.
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