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      11-30-2005, 12:15 AM   #23
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Does the lowering of the car affect your wheel camber? I would think that the wheels would have more negative camber and wear out the inner (medial) portions of the tires more quickly than the outer surfaces.

Also, do you ever have any problems with the tires scraping against the fenders when you go over bumps, speed bumps, etc.?
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      12-01-2005, 01:14 PM   #24
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yup, lowering the car does affect your wheel camber. therefore, they have camber kits available to fix this problem.
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Does the lowering of the car affect your wheel camber? I would think that the wheels would have more negative camber and wear out the inner (medial) portions of the tires more quickly than the outer surfaces.

Also, do you ever have any problems with the tires scraping against the fenders when you go over bumps, speed bumps, etc.?
it all depends on your car. my girlfriends accord is lower and we dont have camber problem. i have a friend that have the same set up and he have camber problem. on the scraping the fender part, it all depends on your wheel's width, offset and size.
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