Fix Excessive Premature Tire Wear (Mercedes Benz R170,SLK,AMG,Crossfire SRT) uneven repair

Fix Excessive Premature Tire Wear (Mercedes Benz R170,SLK,AMG,Crossfire SRT) uneven repair


Many factors can contribute to premature
tire wear on any sports car the Mercedes R170 chassis based family
is no different The SLK320 and Chrysler Crossfire often
show wear consistent with camber issues in this example the driver side rear
camber was out of adjustment Something needs to be done to save
the next set of tires stock configuration provides little to
no adjustment. aftermarket performance parts are required to clean up faulty cambering there are two options to adjust camber
at the back of the vehicle eccentric rear camber adjustment bolts
and bushings These adjustment bolt and bushings
feature a cam washer on either side of the bolt that will push or pull suspension parts one
direction or the other when tightening or loosening the bolt. kits are available from manufacturers SPC and K-Mac. This method constrains the
mechanic to a limited range achieved by the cam. Once that range has been exceeded no
further adjustment can be made. The mechanic may be forced to accept
results that are out of factory spec which may still contribute to excessive
tire wear. Second option is to exchange adjustable rear camber suspension arms. The installation can be completed by a do-it-yourselfer and requires little
time to install. Is more adjustable open the
eccentric bolt. Up front camber options are limited to eccentric bolt however there are specialized kits that
allow a little more adjustment over the stock camber adjustment bolts Mercedes part
2023 30 2011 and 2023 30 2011OE You already have these camber
bolts if you own a Mercedes badged SLK 320 K-Mac adds full length bushings to their front camber adjustment kit. The patented bushings add a little more flexibility and easier single wrench adjustment. This closes our list of options for extended camber adjustment for Mercedes chassis R170 family vehicles. if you would like updates when I upload
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