I'm looking for a set of rear wheel wedges for my 09 brabus. Want to get zero camber. Sick of eating through tires... if anyone has a set let me know.
This is my first car with a deDion rear suspension so it's been a learning curve for me. But typically with an independent rear suspension, the camber curve as the suspension compressed shows increasing negative camber. The deDion is supposed to hold both rear wheels parallel to each other and both wheels flat on the ground under most circumstances, so there's no camber change with suspension movements and what you need the negative camber for is to keep the tread flat as the sidewall flexes. My stock suspension shows -1.8 degrees camber, which combined with the fairly flexy sidewalls of my 175/55's, seems about right. That much negative camber combined with a wider, stiffer tire on a larger rim with a shorter sidewall, may be a bit too much for this type of suspension, but I can't find much information online to know for sure.A lot of the "reduced tire wear" comments are just hoping that's what happens IMHO. Might make a difference with the rear BRABUS 17s, but not so much with the stock tires. So many variables involved it's hard to pin down one thing that causes tire wear, again IMHO.
Does anyone have a picture of these wedges ? I have access to someone who can machine anything .Didn’t Paul Barnes machine shop, manufacture the wedges. If so there no longer available anymore. Unless you find some used ones someplace. I think, I see some on the vendors table there.
There's a couple on this other thread: https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f361/how-wheel-wheel-wedge-kit-wedgies-42563/ Those are about the only ones I know of.Does anyone have a picture of these wedges ? I have access to someone who can machine anything .
I would think, you’d need the technical drawings, for the wedges. Not sure just photos would do. Angles, the size, materials.Does anyone have a picture of these wedges ? I have access to someone who can machine anything .
What are the results from the mod?I did the washer mod on my 451, no more negative camber!
Was not too hard to do, the washers need to be about the thickness of a quarter.
As the next super road trip I have in mind is to get my Smart out West and drive the Pacific coast highway north to south, I am interested in knowing what this washer mod did or didn't do to the feel of the car. If its a case of wear and tear vs road feel, for the Pacific Coast Highway run I would go with better feel.I own a 2015 Brabus with 17' rear wheels. There is an excess of rear camber (stock setting) The inside edges (3"-4" wide) wears out completely to thread bare in 12-15,000 miles.
Believe me, I am on my outside sidewall every chance I get (left or right). The tires are almost is never flat & level to the pavement. I have followed my daughter through canyons and these Brabus cars look like this always, no difference if it is going straight or rolling on it's sidewalls!