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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Question: Uneven tire wear due to factory lowering of car?

 

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RafeAnn, Los Gatos, CA, October 10, 2013, 22:10
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I have replaced my tires (full set) twice this year because I am told the factory lowering causes uneven tire wear. Life of tires has been about 15,000 miles and I am also told that is about as good as I can get no matter the quality of the tires. Also, can't rotate tires. Car is convertible with low-profile tires.

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    BTM Motorwerks (13 Answers) , Campbell, CA - (408) 444-9143
    BTMmotor April 07, 2014, 11:35
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    I would 1st have the alignment checked by a good shop. If the Camber is around -2.0 in the front and or rear, then yes you will have excessive wear. For the Front end, there is some adjust-ability to the camber. For the rear we may be able to source some adjustable camber bushings.
    Let us know if we can help.

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