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2001 civic honda- got alignment done

Tires were apparently wearing off at a weird angle. So one of the tireshops suggested an alignment

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then they suggested this part be installed to fix the camber.



What do you all think?


Was the alignment done properly? Do I need that part?
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Re: 2001 civic honda- got alignment done

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Was the alignment done properly? Do I need that part?
The "before" picture tells why the tires were wearing bad. Should have eaten off the inside edges of the tread.
Probably drove a little squirrelly too?

Current alignment numbers look good
..... with the exception of the left rear. I personally like to see the toe match the opposite side and hit the desired spec target on the nose, but I'm just nit-picky like that.
It's close enough it should not matter much, and it is within the acceptable spec range.

Rear camber is within the acceptable spec range. You do not need the arms they are trying to sell you IMO.... I would not have tried to sell it....

unless rear camber is a problem. Got super wide tires or anything? Lowered?

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Re: 2001 civic honda- got alignment done

It's the same tires and rims as before. (215 45 17) No lowering.

I just got new tires for the front and kept the rear tires. And yes they do have inside wear.

Should I go back and ask them to increase the right rear toe?

They did say the parts were Honda's way to make more money. They weren't too pushy about it.
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Re: 2001 civic honda- got alignment done

HAHA I was editing while you were reading LOL ( I changed it to left).

A little wider than stock, so they can show unusual wear quicker than stock.


Your choice?
You can run them a while..... .Keep in mind that what's already worn off cannot be 'brought back'. They will continue to look crappy on the inner edges and will go bald or show steel cords there first.

When you rotate the new tires to the rear, or get another new pair.... you could see how they wear in the rear with the suspension as-is... (check wear at every service, oil change, whatever)

If they still eat the inboard edges, then sure go for changing to the adjustable arms and doing the alignment again.
Or splurge and do the adjustable arms now...

(NOTE: The car is set up with negative camber as spec, so the tires may wear the inner edges a little more than the outer over the life of the tires, but they should not EAT the edges rapidly.)




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This week I've kinda been dealing with the same thing on my 12, running 225-40-18 and starting to wear the inside edges of the freekin $$$ tires.

The rear cambers on mine were at about a full degree negative..... I removed my rear upper arms and used a die grinder to open up some room for adjustment.
Now I got them adjusted to about -0.5* and -0.6*, and I still want to get them even closer to 0*. I refuse to spend a damn dime to solve my problem LOL.
I don't drive it hard at all so I'm not looking for high performance alignment, I just want them to wear evenly.
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Ok Thank you. I'll keep on eye out for the wear patterns.
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