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I have a problem with my lowered s60. My back tires are worn on the inner side.. I hope there are someone on this forum that can help me with this?
I know i need some new adjustable camber kit or something?

Anyone know more about this?

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ya camber is wat u got in the rear, first off loosn the bolt on the bottom of the strut mount n the the rotor from the top away from the car then retighten the bolt, alot of times the rotor isnt perfectly straight wen retighten so this creates camber. Try that first is that doesnt work there are camber bolts but they arent the safest thing, look to see if they have adjustable controll arms that would help too but its gonna get pricy. good luck
 

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I am having the same issue with my lowered s60 r. I have searched everywhere for adjustable control arms and I just don't think they exist for the 60. What my mechanic at the alignment shop found was bushings that help adjust the camber in the rear. IDP is the company thats has those. I ordered them today and hope they help when I install them.
 

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Lowering a car without changing anything in the alignment will give negative camber (tops of the wheels canted in). The benefit of some negative camber is better grip when cornering. The wheels are at an angle that prevents the tire from rolling under in a hard corner. This is great for autocrossing, laps on the track or posing.

The down side is uneven wear. Lowering the car, without changing any other settings, will also affect the steering. It will usually cause excessive toe-in which will also wear tires quickly, and make the handling skittish.

There's lots to consider when lowering. The problem comes when you cut corners on the budget and don't do all the work required. My 745T was lowered for a month (IPD springs on sale) but when I added up all the rest of the cost required, I swapped back to stock.

Eventually you'll have to complete the whole job - best to pay for it all up front and enjoy the car right away. Nothing more frustrating than driving a 'work in progress'.
 

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Good post Bhart, unless you're tracking the car regularly you'll have the tire wear unless you set it all up correct from the 'get go'.
 

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I have a lowered 2001 V70 2.4T (eibach Sport Springs / Koni FSD) and indeed, the rear presents a negative camber siutation.
Tire wear is not too important for winter (215/50/16) but it is an issue for my summer set (235/45/17) and I would like to resolve the issue before spring since I'll have to buy new summer tires.

So far, I have investigated :
* IPD solution: it is only for AWD cars. (Casted lower control arms and not stamped)
* Weitec Spring Distance kit: it is only for P1 (before 2001)

I am now considering coil spring spacer (Mr Gasket part 1287) to lift the rear by about 1" which woulc resolve my negative camber situation..

I don't think there are other solutions out there.... and I would be happy to be wrong.
 

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You seem to have a lot invested in the car already. I would say, get the adjustable arms and set things up properly. This way you'll have correct camber throughout the suspension range. You can have a load in the trunk and not be too far onto the edges of the tires. Would pay for themselves in the long run.
 

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You seem to have a lot invested in the car already. I would say, get the adjustable arms and set things up properly. This way you'll have correct camber throughout the suspension range. You can have a load in the trunk and not be too far onto the edges of the tires. Would pay for themselves in the long run.
Interesting.
Adjustable arm? I saw some of these for Japanese cars not for Volvo.
any picture / link?
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No problem.
No news from SPC, maybe you can try.
I bought the coil spring spacers from Mr Gasket and will install them this spring
with my summer set-up (17", 235/45/17). My winter set-up (16", 215/%0/16) is not really impacted by the rear camber issue.
 
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