How much front camber is "normal"?

Bluesim

New Member
Hoping some knowledge person here can give some advice abouy front camber on my 2005 1.4TDI 75

I recently changed most of the suspension/final drive parts (dampers, CV joints, drop links, bearings, tie rod ends, balljoints) and noticed the tyres are wearing more on the inside now. The wear pattern is the same on both front tyres so I think this means the camber is the same on both sides. Looking at the wear pattern, I have 3.0mm of tread in the outer tyre groove and 2.0mm in the inner groove, which is 55mm apart. The steering also pulls slightly to the right if let go of the wheel and the steering wheel is cocked to the left slightly when driving straight. (don't know if this is related to the camber) I did have the subframe off to replace a control arm at one point but thought I'd been careful and put it back exactly where it was but not 100% on this. I understand there is no way to adjust camber as the damper mounting clamp bolt goes through a round (rather than slotted) hole in a little tab welded onto the damper, so a cam bolt can't be used to shift it up and down, which is the way I have seen camber adjustment done on other cars. So... I wondered if the small amount of camber I have is "normal"/intentional or if the tyre should sit fully square on the ground ? If It is the latter, how on earth can this adjustment be made? /Dan
 

Bluesim

New Member
Thanks! God to learn that it is actually the toe that is wrong Got a wheel alignment booked in now so hopefully that will be an end to it.
 
Top