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post #11 of 623 (permalink) Old 10-21-2006, 08:40 PM
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Re: Wheel Alignment Super Thread

Hey Thanks Hexedit ...

I agree with the rear toe and front toe ....
But is there a manual(book) that specifies where/how camber and caster is adjusted?* I would like to know the adjustment locations on the mazda3?
Perhaps you have the manual or picture that shows this?

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Re: Wheel Alignment Super Thread

yea the factory manual has the directions for adjusting all the specs

here is the link to the manual, peruse it til you find the alignment stuff.

http://www.midwestcarclub.com/mazda/manual/

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Re: Wheel Alignment Super Thread

hexedit.

did you ask for that neg camber n the wheels? b/c it looks like everyone else when closer to o.


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Re: Wheel Alignment Super Thread

rear negative camber isn't adjustable. I did as for the front. Now that I do have rear adjustable camber I will be setting it closer to -1 degrees.

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Re: Wheel Alignment Super Thread

i was told by some pretty impressive autoxers to go more positive in the rear... however i dont have that coilover set up you do.


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Well if you look at my current setup, I will be moving towards more positive in the rear than in the front. My front is current at -1.9 and -1.6, I am going to take the rears towards -1. Lots of rear negative camber is terrible for autoxing, I learned this the hard way.

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Re: Wheel Alignment Super Thread

does anyone know where i can find a camber kit....?

Im experiance major tire wear!!!

whats a good site..?


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Re: Wheel Alignment Super Thread

Check here for some links:
http://www.mazda3forums.com/index.php?topic=18747.0

It's in the first post. Scroll down a little.


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I've been picking up some pretty bad tire noise and then found the main reason was cupping wear on the inside right rear tread. The tire shop noticed this when they did the rotation. That tire going to the front made the noise far worse due to the increased weight on the front wheels. The culprit had to be an alignment problem. Took it in and found that the specs were all within normal range. Also learned that the only adjustment to the factory suspension is toe. Rear camber was 2 degrees negitive which seems too extreme for a stock spec. What the shop did was to dial in more toe-in to compensate for the negitive camber. I was told that this would take some of the stress/wear off the inner tread and place it more toward the outside tread. This change would also help the car track straighter (I always had a slight pull to the right since new). The original toe settings on my car were .01 on the fronts and rear. This was changed to .04 for all wheels. Not sure why the odd tire wear, but with negitive camber, tire wear would only seem to get worse when the tire is wider. I'm running 215/45 17. Might go back to the stock tire sizing and also enjoy a slightly less harsh ride.
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post #20 of 623 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 05:57 PM
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Re: Wheel Alignment Super Thread

I found that my car shuddered a little even when brand new...is this more of an alignment problem or is it something else?

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