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

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2002, 09:13 PM
Squid's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 69
Alignment Spec for 89 300CE

I just had my car aligned after changing my tired shocks and struts with Bilstein sports. I have H&R springs that were in the car when I got it 2 years ago. Last year, an alignmnet was done without any problems noted. Today however, it appears I have a lot of negative camber on my front and rear wheels. Here are the readings:

Front Left: Front Right:
-1.6 Camber -1.1
10.9 Caster 11.0

Rear Left: Rear Right
-3.1 Camber -2.9

The fronts failed per alignment spec, and the weird part was there was no alignment spec range for the rear camber.... what gives?

I did a search but could not find anything regarding the factory recommended specs. Regardless, would the current alignment settings be okay or should I get a camber correction kit?
89 300CE
91 Supercharged Miata
99 E320 Wagon
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2002, 08:06 AM
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Tucker, Ga USA
Posts: 12,153
MB alignments are height dependant! That is why "most" alignment shops don't have specs for rear camber.
There are specs but they are different for different ride heights & must be programmed into alignment depending on measured ride height.
The readings you have are for a VERY lowered car!
Less than -2 deg of camber won't cause excessive tire wear, but the -3 deg in the rear will cause tire wear.
MERCEDES Benz Master Guild Technician (6 TIMES)
ASE Master Technician
Mercedes Benz Star Technician (2 times)
44 years foreign automotive repair
27 Years M.B. Shop foreman (dealer)
MB technical information Specialist (15 years)
190E 2.3 16V ITS SCCA race car (sold)
1986 190E 2.3 16V 2.5 (sold)
Retired Moderator
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2002, 10:56 AM
Squid's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 69
Thanks, Doc. That being the case, it appears I still have too much neg. camber for the rear tires. What can I do now, install a camber kit? Is there even one for the rear?
89 300CE
91 Supercharged Miata
99 E320 Wagon
Reply With Quote


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
MB dealer's alignment is out of spec ktlimq Wheels & Tires 0 06-16-2004 09:20 AM
300CE 24 Valve - compression spec Columbo Tech Help 2 06-10-2004 11:56 PM
Alignment Settings - 300ce AMG Sana-Ullah Wheels & Tires 9 10-23-2003 02:41 PM
4 wheel alignment (front off spec) sjsfiji Performance Paddock 4 10-15-2002 06:45 PM
ANYONE have info on flaring a 92' 300CE fenders to 500E spec? mushedroom Wheels & Tires 1 08-15-2002 11:31 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page