How to remove the camber alignment pin

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Re: How to remove the camber alignment pin

Post by HammyUK » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:58 am

Bugger - LCA's and TS then
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Re: How to remove the camber alignment pin

Post by marco_polo » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:20 am

HammyUK wrote:
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Bugger - LCA's and TS then
Powerflex have released camber & caster bushes now, as an alternative.
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Re: How to remove the camber alignment pin

Post by HammyUK » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:22 am

marco_polo wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:20 am
HammyUK wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:58 am
Bugger - LCA's and TS then
Powerflex have released camber & caster bushes now, as an alternative.
Interesting - nothing recently when I looked at options.

edit - 0.5 degree? and priced per bush.
WTF is wrong when its quite obvious you will need a pair...
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Re: How to remove the camber alignment pin

Post by marco_polo » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:41 am

Yeah, they've always priced per bush, stupid policy.
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Re: How to remove the camber alignment pin

Post by floydroid » Fri May 05, 2017 1:36 pm

I removed my camber pins and then had the car aligned properly. The tyres still wear on the outside.

So, if the car is correct on static alignment then something is happening during driving. I guess the bushes may be worn but not enough to fail an MOT. Perhaps the dynamic state is alllowing more toe in when on the move?

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Re: How to remove the camber alignment pin

Post by THETYRANT » Fri May 05, 2017 3:53 pm

floydroid wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 1:36 pm
I removed my camber pins and then had the car aligned properly. The tyres still wear on the outside.

So, if the car is correct on static alignment then something is happening during driving. I guess the bushes may be worn but not enough to fail an MOT. Perhaps the dynamic state is alllowing more toe in when on the move?
What are the alignment settings for camber and toe ? Toe setting also affects tyre wear, did you/they push topmounts in for maximum negative camber ?....the camberpin mod on its own only gives around 0.5deg negative camber at best so which is better than non like stock but if car gets driven briskly it will still wear the outer shoulders of tyres, more negative camber on front is achievable with M3 lower control arms (LCA)and even more from fitting some camber plates like the ones im working on, all depends what your doing with car really.
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Re: How to remove the camber alignment pin

Post by Danny_Boy » Sun May 07, 2017 9:02 am

As above, toe wears out tyres faster than camber does.

toe makes your tyres do this /--\ going ^ way for toe in and \--/ for toe out.

When I had my car realigned I told them to put minimum toe out on the fronts.
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Re: How to remove the camber alignment pin

Post by floydroid » Mon May 08, 2017 1:03 pm

Thanks for the reply. I moved mine to max neg camber in after pin removal (probably 0.5). I need to replace my front tyres but not until I can get even tyre wear. If I move to slight toe out then the car will get less stable or twitchy? How much toe out though to reduce or eliminate outer tyre wear?

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Re: How to remove the camber alignment pin

Post by Kraig135i » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:44 pm

Done this today had to drill the pins out in the end

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