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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, Camber adjustment on front wheels in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; I was wondering if the camber is able to be adjusted on the front end. I have 1" drop springs ...
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    Camber adjustment on front wheels

    I was wondering if the camber is able to be adjusted on the front end. I have 1" drop springs in the front and its eating tires like crazy. I had it aligned and they just did a toe n go. I asked for the printout but the just so happen to accidently clear the data and was not able to get me the printout.

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    Alignments aren't my forte. But I do know that you lose some camber adjustment range when you drop any car. However, for some cars, if not all cus idk, there are extenders to allow to gain the camber back.

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    Re: Camber adjustment on front wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Johncrank11 View Post
    I was wondering if the camber is able to be adjusted on the front end. I have 1" drop springs in the front and its eating tires like crazy. I had it aligned and they just did a toe n go. I asked for the printout but the just so happen to accidently clear the data and was not able to get me the printout.
    what size wheels and offset are you running? it sounds like you have the wrong offset to me, which will eat up tires when you drop a car

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    Re: Camber adjustment on front wheels

    I'll admit I have wrong offset wheels but I would really like them to fit, I've rolled and pulled my fenders, they only rub sometimes and I think a little negative camber will fix it. (and look hella cool)
    suspension H&R 50781 spings + MM Spacers (drop 1.2" front and 2" back)
    rims 19x8.5 +15 front and back
    tires 235/45/R19

    yes i know the rims and tires sizing is a bit stupid, but I got a really good deal on them $490 total w/ new tires, the outside diameter of the tires are only 18mm bigger than stock CTS-V tires

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    Re: Camber adjustment on front wheels

    I get crazy camber wear also... my solution... buy cheap tires haha, then keep a close eye on them when they wear on the insdie flip them. Ive gone through 4 sets of tires in the past year.

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    Re: Camber adjustment on front wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Johncrank11 View Post
    I was wondering if the camber is able to be adjusted on the front end. I have 1" drop springs in the front and its eating tires like crazy. I had it aligned and they just did a toe n go.
    Yes, camber is adjustable front and rear. With my car lowered ~1" I'm still able to get more than -2* camber at both ends of the car.

    How are you wearing the tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johncrank11 View Post
    I asked for the printout but the just so happen to accidently clear the data and was not able to get me the printout.
    I would have refused to pay for the work. If they had to throw it back on the rack to get me a printout, so be it.

    Quote Originally Posted by RobinC View Post
    I get crazy camber wear also... my solution... buy cheap tires haha, then keep a close eye on them when they wear on the insdie flip them. Ive gone through 4 sets of tires in the past year.
    I'd bet a set of tires that your wear issue is due to improper toe, not camber.
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    Re: Camber adjustment on front wheels

    My car is slammed on ksports with 9 up front and 10 in in back with +20 offset haha... I dont mind it. I only take it to car shows and drive 5 miles to work now. Its the look im going for I guess not everybodys flavor. oh well

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    Caster and camber can be adjusted by repositioning lower control arm in the slotted LCA bracket. See attacjed.
    http://www.brakeandfrontend.com/Arti...illac_cts.aspx
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    Re: Camber adjustment on front wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by khpappas View Post
    Caster and camber can be adjusted by repositioning lower control arm in the slotted LCA bracket. See attacjed.
    http://www.brakeandfrontend.com/Arti...illac_cts.aspx
    awesome thanks a lot, I wasn't sure if the front camber is adjustable but looks like it is!

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    Im pretty slammed on D2's with +51 18x7.5's and i have -3 on both rears and -4 up front...tried to 0 everything out but with my drop its the best they could get it....from my research theres no camber kits for the 1st gens.

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    Check out cambertire once. They make a tire to compensate wear for negative camber.

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