Need info on Camber Bolts - Malcolm?

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Probably one for the oracle - though if anyone else has anything it would be greatly appreciated too....

I've booked into a tyre place I know of old. He's done me a great deal on the tyres, and he does 4 wheel alignment so hopefully I can get it all sorted in one shot.
My only concern is that he seemed a bit vague when I started discussing adjusting the rear on the 211, camber bolts etc. I know him from years ago and trust him implicitly but I assume he's not done a 211 rear setup before -

Is there an MB sheet on the subject I could give him to point him in the right direction?

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Thanks Malcolm.
I believe its the sports suspension that they insisted went with 17" wheels but I'm not certain.
The VIN is WDB2110162A629149
 

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rear camber would not be adjustable only rear toe.

front camber and castor and toe is adjustable.
 

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Tony at WheelsInMotion will still help you out and give pointers if you ask him nicely;)
He keeps the bolts in stock too, and is a very nice chap.
 
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Well all done,
I don't know what they did - may just have been standard tracking but it is noticably better. No longer tramlines and the wheel points in the right direction. I'll wait and see how the tyres wear.
 

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I don't know what they did - may just have been standard tracking but it is noticably better. No longer tramlines and the wheel points in the right direction. I'll wait and see how the tyres wear.

I will check the post in 2 years time then :D:D
 

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Well all done,
I don't know what they did - may just have been standard tracking but it is noticably better. No longer tramlines and the wheel points in the right direction. I'll wait and see how the tyres wear.

I was interested to read your post on Camber bolts. I cured my pulling to the left, asymetric tyre wear, and improved the ride considerably when I fitted camber bolts to my W211. No more plugging into potholes and the steering much lighter. I had the bigger 17" wheels like you.

The cause I put down to excessive spring wear which made the car low on the road and the wheels lean in. The back end was suffering the same probs when I got shut but no correction kit available. Tyres wearing on the inner edge. Budget tyres okay till 20k then suddenly they went on the inside egdes - frighteningly fast! At the end I rode Michelins and got in excess of 30k.

It might have been possible to change the spacers on the spring ends but that seemed a mighty task and probably better to buy and fit new springs if dismantling the suspension. Camber bolts for the front cost me £25 and I fitted and retracked the car myself with a tape measure giving perfect results.

Its not like you to not know what they did? So I wait to hear the full report.

The CLS has air suspension and alters the ride height depending on setting. I notice I am getting a front inside edge going on a new Michelin Pilot Sport 2 (nearside) after 18k whereas there's a good 5mm tread across the full face of the tyre. I'm putting that down to a querk of the suspension which covers a big range and as a consequence I'm driving less on the ground hogging Sport 2 setting. Can't wear the back tyres out though - I bought 4 Michelin PS2 on a discount voucher from Costco fitting only two nearside at the time. A year on I still have a 275/35 18YR up in the roof of the garage.

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Gentlemen,

I am just about to hunt for a new set of tyres for my 2004 W211 320cdi elegance on 225zx55x16. I was surprised to see how fast the edges went (almost as if the tyres were under inflated). Having said that I find I have had some 24k miles out of them so shouldn't complain as there is well above minimum tread in the centre of the continentals. I have noticed that the wheels tend to follow road imperfections now so wonder if I should have a suspension check and 4 wheel alignment by my indie? Any one had good quotes on new tyres?

Best regards,

John
 
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Gentlemen,

I am just about to hunt for a new set of tyres for my 2004 W211 320cdi elegance on 225zx55x16. I was surprised to see how fast the edges went (almost as if the tyres were under inflated). Having said that I find I have had some 24k miles out of them so shouldn't complain as there is well above minimum tread in the centre of the continentals. I have noticed that the wheels tend to follow road imperfections now so wonder if I should have a suspension check and 4 wheel alignment by my indie? Any one had good quotes on new tyres?

Best regards,

John

Yes - always worth getting it checked/adjusted. If its tramlining on 225/55's then its almost certainly out. Thats probably why the edges went. It just takes a pot hole and away it goes.

As for prices - Costco for Michelin. Otherwise I normally check blackcircles and mytyres online (kwikfit too) and then have a ring round. The last 2 were the same price from this local guy as the best internet price so sometimes shopping around the small local people can pay dividends.
 
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