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Rear Offside Negative Camber

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As the title reads, my offside rear wheel has rather drastic negative camber, it's worn the inside of the tyre very quickly!! I'm not aware of any camber adjustment on the rear? Sierra based 2B. Can anyone point me in a vague direction... ta!

 

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camber shims is what you are after. it's a pretty crude method imo but it seems to work for people. It's a wedge shaped plate that fits between the hub and the wishbone and simply tilts the hub to adjust the camber. It often also cures toe-in which is too much as when the sierra wishones are lowered they add negative camber and toe-in. On the sierra this adds stability when the suspension is under load but is too extreme for our purposes when it is lowered to start with.

 

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You should at first check ride height either side

Check shocks, if adjustable use the adjustment to equalise both sides

Check your springs

 

Front suspension can load the diagonaly opposite rear so have a look at your front nearside

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peter bell is the man to get some cambershims from

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The camber should be the same on both sides, as you say, there's not much in the way of adjustment.

 

Check your wishbone/trailing arm bushes, if they have excess play they could change the alignment and cause premature wear.

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Just a thought. . Is it the camber, or that the wheels are sticking out different amounts?

I think manufacturing tolerances were measured with elastic on the 2B.

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Nick

 

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Thoroughly recommend the camber shims, easy to do, huge improvement in handling and it solved my constantly having to steer the thing to stay in straight line problem.

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I had the same problem.

Put 2 camber wedges in and one wheel had gone too far in.

Took that one off and it was fine. So only one wedge on mine

 

"I think manufacturing tolerances were measured with elastic on the 2B".

 

 

Andi

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first job: investigating why the camber on this side is so negative and different than the other side.

 

first thing i would do: check the coil, and as a test, change the coils from right to left and vice versa.

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