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Contrary to common sense and whatever the tire shops tell you, Inner edge wear is NOT caused by camber. It's caused by bad toe alignment settings. My Civic runs -2.5* of negative camber (way off factory spec) and have no trouble with edge wear. Get the toe set correctly and you'll be fine. And don't forget to rotate your tires every oil change.
As bushings wear and suspension sags, your static toe settings change. This is why it's good to get an alignment every year if you drive a lot.
I have a 2003 exl and my rear tires are wearing on the inside(negative camber). Seems like this is a pretty common problem the older Pilots, suspension sag, worn bushings,etc... Best I can tell there are a couple of potential solutions.
1. Adjustable aftermarket control arms(SPC) they are about $100x2.
2. Air springs(firestone,air lift) I like the firestone product better. $90
3. Replace factory springs and bushings. Springs are about $90 bushings($?)
4. Nothing which would mean tires would not last quite as long.
I was wondering what other people with the same problem have done to fix this problem. I know the control arms would for sure fix the problem but they are expensive. I am kind of leaning towards the air springs because they have a dual purpose of leveling the suspension when towing, but am not entirely convinced they would solve the camber issues. What do you guys think
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