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Old 07-21-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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suspension ?

looking a coil overs and lots of other parts but wanted to know if i can still get proper tire ware if i have this instaled?
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:14 AM   #2
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I think thats all going to depend on the alignment more than the parts. Of course that's assuming the parts are installed properly.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:24 AM   #3
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As long as you have the right parts to get the alignment within the correct specifications then you shouldn't have any issues with execessive tire wear.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:38 AM   #4
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You can absolutely get proper tire wear after a large round of suspension installs. We have some alignment recommendations that we find work really well for a variety of uses listed on our website. You can print them off and take them to your alignment shop as the specifications you would like to use, rather than the GM specs. Our alignment recommendations will set your car up for increased handling and turn in response for more fun on the street and tarck, if you're drag racing exclusively you may want to run less negative camber in the rear.

Keep in mind that it's Toe that kills tires, not necessarily camber. So long as your toe is properly in spec you shouldn't see too much of a difference.

As with many things in the automotive world, your alignment shop can be worth it's weight in gold. Following our suggested drop recommendations with coilovers and with a proper alignment you will still maintain good tire wear.

You can find our alignment guide here: Camaro Alignment Guide
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As everyone has already mentioned above, it is not the parts that will wear your tires, it's the alignment. Sometimes certain parts can throw off the alignment and not allow the alignment technician to get the specs necesarry to prevent tire wear. The front struts allow a lot of adjustability so you can run your car pretty low before you will have any alignment concerns. You didn't really mention which other suspension products you are purchasing but regardless there are plenty of options to get your alignment back within spec...
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:55 PM   #6
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You can absolutely get proper tire wear after a large round of suspension installs. We have some alignment recommendations that we find work really well for a variety of uses listed on our website. You can print them off and take them to your alignment shop as the specifications you would like to use, rather than the GM specs. Our alignment recommendations will set your car up for increased handling and turn in response for more fun on the street and tarck, if you're drag racing exclusively you may want to run less negative camber in the rear.

Keep in mind that it's Toe that kills tires, not necessarily camber. So long as your toe is properly in spec you shouldn't see too much of a difference.

As with many things in the automotive world, your alignment shop can be worth it's weight in gold. Following our suggested drop recommendations with coilovers and with a proper alignment you will still maintain good tire wear.

You can find our alignment guide here: Camaro Alignment Guide
i was looking at your coilovers and most of your other products. as long what you recomend on the settings it will be ok
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I agree with the other post here good parts properly installed and aligned will only improve the handling of your camaro.I have the Pedders track 2 kit on our shop car with about 10,000 miles on them and the tires look like new.
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You may see accelerated tire wear because you're driving your car more often and pushing the handling to the limit, but with our recommended alignment settings properly setup on your car you wont see accelerated tire wear because of the parts that you're running!
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looking a coil overs and lots of other parts but wanted to know if i can still get proper tire ware if i have this installed?
Yes. If you align your Camaro to conservative factory specifications you will get the same tire life your would see on factory suspension parts. If you align your Camaro to more aggressive specifications your tires will wear more rapidly. The assumption in these statements is that the driving style is consistent.

To be better informed I suggest you take the time to read through the 5th Gen Book of Suspension.
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