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Old 10-04-2007, 12:13 PM   #17
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The number one complaint on this site for both modified and unmodified foci is inside edge tirewear (alignment) issues. It's not tied to any particular year of focus either. I have to believe Ford is aware of this issue by now. They introduced a new rear upper control arm to reduce rear camber. The catch is that to get them you had to show that the rear camber could not be set within spec. The rear factory spec simply allows for too much camber to begin with so its not hard to get it within spec! Combine that with any toe over the allowed minimum and lots of tread wear can occur. My current advise is to get front and rear toe as close to the minimums as possible. Then get rear camber down to -1.5 degrees or less. This may require camber bolts if the car has been lowered.
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