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      11-11-2008, 04:37 PM   #1
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Rear wheels camber

I have a 335i E93 running 20 inch wheels with KW V2 dropped 60mm.

I am experiencing tyre wear on the inner edges of the tyres, yet the outers are nearly brand new!

Does my car need the camber adjusting?

Can this be done using the standard set up or do I need to buy camber adjusters as an extra?

HELP???
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Did you get an alignment after the drop? If not, you should have.
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No I didn't? Didn't looki like camber on the rear had changed much!! My mistake cost me 2 new tyres!
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Alignment is absolutely necessary after a drop.
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will the tyres wear more evenly once this is complete?
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Absolutely. Normally you wait a week or so to let the suspension settle then do an alignment.
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e93 kwv2 with 19in wheels...i got an alignment and it made a night and day difference

after messing with ride height something will always need adjustment
and a 60-100 dollar alignment should do you straight
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tyre wear

i have a 320i lowered 2 inches with 19 inch wheels running 235/35 19's and the inside edge wear is terrible.
10000k from the first set.
the problem is when you lower the car the adjustment for camber is less.
mine is now at max adjustment and the new set of Marangonis is wearing very fast.

coupled with most tyres of this profile being softer compounds = fast wear.

you can search for a harder compound in the profile but noise increases with harder compounds too. Handling also is affected if you are a hard cornering driver.
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I have a 335i E93 running 20 inch wheels with KW V2 dropped 60mm.

I am experiencing tyre wear on the inner edges of the tyres, yet the outers are nearly brand new!

Does my car need the camber adjusting?

Can this be done using the standard set up or do I need to buy camber adjusters as an extra?

HELP???

60mm! You have simply drop your car too much and will run out of camber adjustments if not already there. Lowering the car that much has a negative affect on how it handles as well.

What you may want to do is raise the ride height a bit, it will help your toe as well.
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