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I haven't mentioned this but it's been going on for a few months now.<br>Ever since I installed the TME springs AND the rear bushings (at the same time) we cannot get the right rear camber to cooperate.<br>The left comes in at about -1.2 which would be about right with a small drop, the right is at -1.8, too much!<br>I had -1.7 with Eibachs on my S60 but both sides were equal, the way they're supposed to be but the R isn't cooperating.<br>Dropped it off, they're going to do some measuring and possibly take the right rear apart to see if something is bent.<br>(I haven't hit anything with the rear (front's another matter <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> )<br>So, the question is: what rear camber have you guys got with the TME springs installed and have any had this same problem?
 

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Re: Odd problem (JRL)

Hmmm...I still haven't had a chance to get mine installed yet (I'm in CT, installer is in NJ) but I wonder if Scott had a similar problem with his V70R?<p>-Eric
 

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Re: Odd problem (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hmmm...I still haven't had a chance to get mine installed yet (I'm in CT, installer is in NJ) but I wonder<B> if Scott had a similar problem</B> with his V70R?<p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Apparently not and Pino, you also have a problem, something's bent as yours in similar to mine
 

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Re: Odd problem (JRL)

Dealer called, said to come pick it up.<br>Apparantly, they "loosened up" the entire right rear suspension and tweaked it back to spec.<br>I'll find out details when I talk to the (head) tech who did the work<br>JRL
 

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Should be interesting to hear what the explanation is...<br>This is the first time I've had the car on an alignment rack, so I have no idea what it was stock.<br>With the TME springs it has the above readings. Car still has original bushings in rear (early '03 production).<br>Since camber is not adjustable, I figured it is what it is....
 

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Re: Odd problem (pino)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pino</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Since camber is not adjustable, I figured it is what it is....</TD></TR></TABLE><br>You're right (to a point) but it <B>should be equal on both sides or damn close </B>and be on the very high side of spec or <B>just</B> out (of spec).<br><B>-1/7 (me) or -1.5 (you) is too high</B>, that tire will wear unevenly on the inside and wear out prematurely<br>Should be around -1.2 or so (manageable) with TME springs, (about -.9 or so with stock springs)<br><B>Even so, with (lowering) springs <U>ALL lowered R's</U> should have their tires <U>rotated </U>every 4000 miles</B>, if you don't you <B>will </B>wear out the inside of the rear tires prematurely.<br>I cannot stess this enough. I've had experience with my lowered S60AWD which I had for nearly 40,000 miles and lowered for nearly 30,000
 
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