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Old March 25th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #1
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Camber/Wear on Neogens

I've been researching new tires, my 6th gen accord is dropped on tein basic coilovers and they are chewing up my tires. I don't know the toe/camber specs since it can't fit on any alignment racks. Anyways I bought some Nitto Neogens because based on the site, those tires are made for negative camber.

My question is what should I set my toe/camber spec at after the alignment?

I know if I get it close to OEM specs, the control arms will hit the strut tower, and if I have some neg camber it wont hit as much or at all, but that in return = uneven wear. Which the neogen should compensate, but how much camber can they tolerate?

I tried searching but all I found was they are great tires.

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Old March 25th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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If your tires are getting chewed up, it's most likely because of your toe specs. The NeoGens are supposed to be better for cambered vehicles, but I doubt they'll really last longer than any other comparable tires. I've had them and didn't notice much of a difference. From the pics I've seen of your car, your camber isn't bad enough to be asking these questions...so just make sure your toe specs are in order and your tires will last noticeably longer. A degree or two of negative camber isn't going to chew up your tires.
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Lol thanks!

The wear isn't the only issue tho, the control arm hitting the inner strut tower is also the issue and having neg camber reduces that from hitting.

Any recommendations on camber/toe tho, enough to have close to even wear and enough to keep it from hitting?
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What's your suspension setup? Are your control arms OEM? A little negative camber isn't going to hurt, I doubt you're low enough to be worrying about rapid tire wear. For toe specs, any decent alignment shop will know the specs, and for camber anything between 0 and -2 should be fine.
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Old March 25th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #5
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Tein basic coilovers, fully dropped in front

Ingals front control arm camber kit, and wicked rear tuning rear camber kit
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Hmm...if you're using the Ingalls front control arm camber kit and still hitting the strut tower, then your coilovers are bottoming out and they're the issue. That happened to me when I had coilover sleeves a long long time ago, but I'm surprised your TEINs can't handle being lowered all the way. Did you buy them brand new? Are they functioning well otherwise? I would look into getting stiffer springs for your coilovers, so there will be less of a chance of bottoming out. I know Vimal (KnightRyder) ordered new springs for his TEIN coilovers, I'd recommend contacting him to see what he says since he's a little more familiar with that setup than I am.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 09:23 AM   #7
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I bought them brand new, i had no clue I could upgrade the springs, the ride is stiffer then stock. I'll msg tho thanks!
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