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Old 20 Jan 2015, 01:00 am
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//CAMBER WEAR\\
The thread title should have been CAMBER WEAR PROBLEMS. Because that is what you have here. Has nothing to do with lowering. Candymans sat on the rocker panels and his did not run any camber settings outside of stock parameters.
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Old 20 Jan 2015, 08:39 am
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ISRAHD, did you use the CAMBER KIT that is made for the PT when you lower it? Mine has been lowered for 14 years. The very first mod i did to the car and I've gone through 2 sets of tires without a problem. I do rotate, as best I can, all the tires every other oil change.

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ISRAHD, did you use the CAMBER KIT that is made for the PT when you lower it? Mine has been lowered for 14 years. The very first mod i did to the car and I've gone through 2 sets of tires without a problem. I do rotate, as best I can, all the tires every other oil change.

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CREWZIN, Thats not the end he is talking about particular.



Note the contradiction on the name on this photo. What a laugh!



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Old 20 Jan 2015, 09:23 am
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The PT Cruisers suspension can only be lowered 1.75 maximum and even at that you have exceed SAFE workable suspension.

IMHO unless this is going to be a show car only and will not be driven on the streets you should NOT go beyond the the design and workable limits of the stock suspension.

Even if you could correct the rear alignment there is nothing available to correct the steering geometry lowering beyond 1.5 inches.

IMO talking about lowering a PT without consideration of suspension limits with someone that clearly operates the vehicle on the street to extremes without these considerations is NO different than talking about STREET RACING. Both are DANGEROUS and are technically illegal to do in most all the US states.

Why? Well to do either you not only place yourself driving it and a badly altered and unsafe vehicle in danger but others as well that are not even in the vehicle.


The picture of the tire posted in this thread is a perfect example of how lowering a vehicle incorrectly can badly effect tire wear,braking and steering. The suspension is changed to the point that the tire can not hold traction well enough to steer as well braking is greatly diminished.
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T tire can not hold traction well enough to steer as well braking is greatly diminished.
The equivalent to trying to stop a 3000 lb pt on bicycle tires.
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The thread title should have been CAMBER WEAR PROBLEMS. Because that is what you have here. Has nothing to do with lowering. Candymans sat on the rocker panels and his did not run any camber settings outside of stock parameters.
Then he's not low enough lol.
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ISRAHD, did you use the CAMBER KIT that is made for the PT when you lower it? Mine has been lowered for 14 years. The very first mod i did to the car and I've gone through 2 sets of tires without a problem. I do rotate, as best I can, all the tires every other oil change.

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I have those on set to negative cambered 👍 on purpose of course and also other custom work for me to be able to get -5camber
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Old 20 Jan 2015, 09:58 am
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CREWZIN, Thats not the end he is talking about particular.



Note the contradiction on the name on this photo. What a laugh!


Yes. Exact 👌
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The thread title should have been CAMBER WEAR PROBLEMS. Because that is what you have here. Has nothing to do with lowering. Candymans sat on the rocker panels and his did not run any camber settings outside of stock parameters.
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Then he's not low enough lol.
You can't go lower than the rockers laying on the pavement. Unless yo dig a ditch for it. This was done with extreme amount of work to do it without fudging the camber to get the tire under the lip. Any body can camber one. It takes real abilities and engineering to do it the way Candyman's was done. Not a street modders mod. But a pro.

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Yes. Exact 👌
yep this is it. Including the joke title of speed hunter. More like speed bump hunter.
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