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    Bad Alignment?

    I have a 2011 WRX 4-Door with stock suspension (at the moment), rolled rear fenders, and 18x9 Avant Garde m310 wheels +30 offset wrapped in 245/40/18 Falken 452. I was doing some work under the car when I noticed that the inner inch of each front tire was severely worn compared to the rest of the tires. These tires have about 6,000 miles on them, and 4,000 miles on them since the last alignment where the technician said he had experience with these. But it looks like he messed it up somehow, and no, I don't have the alignment print out nor did I ever see it. Is this the result of a screwed up camber? Help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    If we don't know the specs, we can't answer your question.
    I realize this is a problem, but isn't it most likely that I am toe out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by younoleit View Post
    I realize this is a problem, but isn't it most likely that I am toe out?
    Quite possibly, but in any case, you need a better alignment, regardless of which alignment factor is causing the issue. Extreme toe out will cause excessive inner tire wear, as well as excessive negative camber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    Quite possibly, but in any case, you need a better alignment, regardless of which alignment factor is causing the issue. Extreme toe out will cause excessive inner tire wear, as well as excessive negative camber.
    Is there a good set of numbers I should be shooting for?

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    We have a great sticky for alignments.
    Alignment basics

    Personally I would recommend 0 toe all around, -1.2 degree camber up front. The rear is not adjustable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A265 View Post
    We have a great sticky for alignments.
    Alignment basics

    Personally I would recommend 0 toe all around, -1.2 degree camber up front. The rear is not adjustable.
    That camber won't cause excessive wear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by younoleit View Post
    That camber won't cause excessive wear?
    -1 degree camber is not very aggressive at all, won't see increased wear at that point.
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    i think i would find another shop and have them do a alignment inspection. dont even mention that you just had one unless they ask. see if you can get a print out of your current numbers and post up. sometimes if you find the right shop you might get the inspection free if you bring it back for them to do. in the meantime the alignment guru's here can fine tune your specs for a custom numbers alignment. and with tires that wide, it most likely will be custom(being outside the factory recommended spec=custom. it doesnt take much) i am right on the verge of busting out of factory tolerances on my 02 and i love it. but i spent nine trips to the rack to get it right hahahaha.

    course i can say that because i was doing my own alignments. cheating, i know. but it was still nine times !
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    Could that really low (+30) wheel offset be a contributor also?
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