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Old 07-06-1999, 06:45 PM
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Dear experts!
I have an '86 300E with 18 inch Brabus wheels (offset 24), tire size 235/40/18. I have lowered the car by about an inch. I have noticed a heavy wear on the inside of both rear tires. Subsequent wheel balancing revealed a negative camber 2.5 on the passanger side, somewhat less on the driver side. The toe had been adjusted however there is no adjusment for the camber at the back.
Any idea how should the problem be corrected?
Should I change the camber strut (I am not the original owner the car may have been in an accident), should I go back to the original springs and change the rubber mounts to a tinner one to somewhat retain the lowered look? Any advice would be greatly appreciated?
Old 07-06-1999, 09:28 PM
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The only way I have ever seen this corrected is by slotting the holes for the link in the rear. This should be done by an experienced tech.


Old 07-13-1999, 12:20 AM
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The rear links can also be replaced with adjustable links from Renntech, IMPCO shows them in there catalog very expensive.
You can replace 1 on each side to correct the camber problem, or buy all 8 and have a completely adjutable rear. But most of the lowered 300's Iv'e seen won't get too much adjustment due to wheel fender interferance at the top.
Good luck, Chris Campbell
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