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    thanks
    plumbline coming out tonight and already got my trig working out diagram ready. never thought of doing it this way
    im sure ive seen a spirit level round the house with adjustable bubble bit in it with angle readings, will try find that too
     
     

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    right, worked it all out with a plumbline and googled 'trig calculator' which did the hard bit.
    front camber is 3.20 degrees,
    rear camber is 3.35 degrees,
    can anyone tell me if that is within tolerances/not going to kill the tyres im getting soon?
    currently running 185/65-15 and going to be getting 215/45-17 on alloys (7j and et35).
    haynes quote for camber just says ~40+/-~30, no 'degree' sign.
    thanks for all the replies so far
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    I tend to think that anything over 2 degrees can give you problems during normal street use. Significantly over 3 degrees is track stuff. Unless you are using offset M3 front bushes with the extra castor then I would expect to get some funny messages through the steering as well.

    The Haynes tolerance may be minutes of arc (1/60 of a degree).

    [Tyres? Don't start me!] :-)
     
     

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    no funny steering problem or anything yet. and handles and corners well
    think it must be degrees.
    new tyre time at the weekend but will be keeping an eye on them and as RYM says may get the tyres flipped round to keep the wear even
     
     

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