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Old 03-02-2004, 09:57 AM
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The 350z has a problem with camber which in turn causes the tires to wear quickly. It's the camber that's doing it most likely.
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Old 03-02-2004, 11:50 AM
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Take it to the dealer. As mentioned by EMO, there is an issue with the camber on the 350z. The dealer should take care of it for you.
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Old 03-02-2004, 02:29 PM
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And if they don't, threaten to take legal action and then call up Nissan headquarters.
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Old 03-08-2004, 08:34 AM
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By increasing the amount of toe you will reduce the life of the tires.
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Old 03-08-2004, 10:49 AM
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it will wear on the insides of your tires moreso. But, hey Roscoe, nice Z, it really makes lemans sunset look nice.
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And whadya mean it's working?! not for me! bummer.
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Old 03-09-2004, 10:31 AM
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Your 1st set of tires were shot after 10k because of the original toe and camber specs from the factory were incorrect. Too much negative camber will cause excessive wear on the inside edge of the tire. Excessive toe (in or out) will amplify this problem. The new setting of +.04, is that camber or toe? Either way, a positive setting just seems wrong. Generally, you will see factory specs with slightly negative camber and slight toe-in. Going to + .15 is excessive if the factory spec is .04. Where did you get that figure and why do you think it's a better setting? You say it's not enough to drag the tires, how do you know? It may not be dragging the tires, but it will cause them to wear faster than a .04 setting. You should go with what the corrected factory specs are. Unless you're on the track, it would be difficult to determine how much the handling has changed. You probably won't notice a difference betweem .04 and .15 unless you're a professional driver. What will notice is a dent in your bank account because you're going through tires faster than a Nextel Cup team. Here's a good rule for you...the greater the toe (in or out), the faster the tires will wear. If the toe is too great, then you'll notice "feathering" of the tires.
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Old 03-09-2004, 02:14 PM
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Noltec makes a great camber kit for the right price. The new design has strong, heavy duty welds. Don't buy the old kit though, get the new one. Sounds like you have a very nice setup by the way. And, I agree with 91, a negative camber is beneficial on the track and a camber setting of 0 is beneficial for the drag strip.
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The stuff Stillen sells is not of the highest quality and is generally more expensive than your alternatives. Check out www.sgpracing.com and www.z1motorsports.com. Good stuff at good prices.


So Roscoe, what your saying is that the new 350 specs are set at .04 degrees of toe-out. Isn't it typical to have slight toe-in? I know that slight toe-in in the rear end will help alleviate a loose condition.
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Old 03-11-2004, 09:42 AM
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That makes sense. I thought you were saying the new front settings were for toe-out; which would cause abnormal/excessive wear when combined with negative camber. What rocket scientist at Nissan set it up that way. He's probably the janitor now.
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Old 05-07-2005, 11:25 AM
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Pete, Sounds like we share the same feelings. Nissantireproblems.com is a go !
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