Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-25-2001, 01:32 PM
goliver
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Camber correction kits

Just ordered a set of Eibach springs for my '88300E. Where do I buy the camber correction kit? Is it needed? I am picking up my new wheels next Monday and don't want to screw up the new tires 18X8 AMG Monoblock II with 225 40 18s. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Geoff Oliver
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-25-2001, 02:37 PM
J.HIDALGO's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Jax, FL
Posts: 1,785
Red face Depends...

Eibach is right between MB sportline springs and H&R. You may or may not needed. It all depends what springs pads you are using. Do a search on the subject, righ upper corner of your screen. Camber correction are expensive...
__________________
J.H.
'86 300E
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-25-2001, 03:09 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Posts: 2,632
Performance Products carry the RennTech adjustable REAR camber links. Pricey at almost $400.

Delsing Motorosports have IMHO a better adjustable REAR camber link with replaceable Aurora Teflon bushings, about $270/pair. I have these.

KMAC makes an eccentric bolt mount for REAR camber adjustment, about $300/pair.

I only know of RC IMPORTS that has an adjustable FRONT camber plate. Don't know how much yet.

You most likely won't need them with EIBACH, if you don't mind about -1.65 to -2.00 of negative camber in the rear.


Good luck,
:-) neil
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-13-2002, 08:44 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 179
Rear tire wear on inside

Rather than start a new thead, I found this in my search. I think my topic fits here...

I've been struggling with severe tire wear on the inside of the rear tires. My independant found and fixed a wheel bearing in the left side last Jan. and we replaced the rear accumulators last summer. The ride and handling are great. His visual camber check seems fine to him and we thought the bearing would cure the problem.

It's just that it appears that after all that I'm still wearing on the inside edge. After searching I found several threads that discuss camber adjustments. These suggestions seem to require new specialty parts or "slotting" an existing part to make it adjustable.

Is it possible that I may need to go this route even though I haven't lowered the car. In fact after the accumulators it rides much higer. Thanks for any input.
__________________
-Mike
'87 300TD 304kmi (RIP)
'95 Toyota Camry Wagon 125kmi
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-13-2002, 09:07 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Gainesville FL
Posts: 6,844
The most common problem of inside tire wear is toe-out.

Visualize this. When riding with high camber the tire rolls with a greater amount of pressure on the inside than the outside. Obviously the tire will wear more there than on the outside, BUT, although the wear will be there, there will not be more wear. In other words, instead of wearing out in the center over 40,000 miles the center of wear will move but not necessarily any faster.

In reality it does wear faster due to camber, but this is mostly due to the smaller footprint touching the road.

On the other hand toe problems force the tire to be scrubbed across the road, tearing miles of wear. Almost all camber wear can be compensated for with toe correction. NONE of this means it will ride right, but inside or outside wear that occurs visably is likely due to toe and definitely correctable with toe.
__________________
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-13-2002, 11:44 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 179
Steve,

So is this considered a rear alignment problem? Should I just get a proper alignment done and see what transpires? Thanks,
__________________
-Mike
'87 300TD 304kmi (RIP)
'95 Toyota Camry Wagon 125kmi
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-13-2002, 12:20 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Gainesville FL
Posts: 6,844
I would look to the measurements to make the judgement. If toe wasn't obviously the problem then I would also look to bushing play. Alignment specs are there for the technician to set a car so that it will be right on the road where it can't be measured. If it has extra play then a different spec would be needed or the play repaired. Obviously fixing the play is the way.

A good alignment tech will use the tire wear, the specs, and whats there to adjust to the situation. Or he will tell you to fix it and bring it back.
__________________
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-02-2002, 01:45 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 179
Steve,

You were absolutly correct. The tire wear problem with my 300TD was due to a severe toe out. I was out .65 on the left rear and .55 on the right. I haven't confirmed the tire wear yet, but I am optimistic given the new values I have on the rear toe. Thanks,
__________________
-Mike
'87 300TD 304kmi (RIP)
'95 Toyota Camry Wagon 125kmi
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OEM Camber Adjustment and Tire Wear? ksing44 Performance Paddock 9 10-30-2004 11:09 AM
Help with camber correction bolts craiggotgame Tech Help 3 09-01-2004 09:13 AM
Just installed adjustable rear camber rods. Subman Performance Paddock 18 04-28-2003 10:17 PM
W201 rear camber correction Dan16V Tech Help 2 11-28-2001 11:45 AM
Rear Camber on 1988 300E W124 E. Lee Tech Help 2 06-18-1999 09:14 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page