I just acquired an 02 WRX wagon. It had a few issues but I got it for a great price, so I don't mind working through them. One issue I have is that the front tires are worn badly in the inner edge. So badly in fact, that the tires need replacing when otherwise they look like they are fairly new. "No big deal" I thought, I will just get an alignment. I expected the front to be toed out. However, what they said was that the toe was +12 and -37 (corrected to within specs), and that the camber was out of spec (-0.9 and -1.0) and could not be brought in line because the springs had been cut. Having read the first post of this thread, I realize this fits this description:
"if your shop is having trouble getting front neg camber approaching -1.0+ tell them the lower strut bolt needs to be loosened as well to achieve this- you won't believe the # of shops that don't know this"
So my question is, do you think my springs have been cut (pic attached)? Was the toe out enough to wear the tires out like this. Is this camber enough to cause the problem? I am obviously going to take the car back to the tire shop and show them the info about the strut bolt, but I want to make sure I have this fixed before I install new tires.