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hey, i'm jeff, i'm new to this forum and to the focus world, and i'm extreamly happy about my purchase of a 2002 SVT. the only problem is that it needs an alignment, the one tech at my work states there is no camber adjustment, and thats just what it needs, i'm hoping someone could point me in a good direction to helping me solve this problem. weather i need to purchase a camber plate, or some other way of shortcutting by drilling slots in my upper strut mount under the hood. so ill take any help or suggestions i can get. thanks [???:)]
 

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Is he using the correct specs for the alignment machine? (svt vs, regular)
Up front it's camber plates
Back rear it's bolts or adjustable upper camber arm.
 

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You don't need to adjust camber in the front unless it's more than -2 and that point something is probably bent. I ran -3.5 all summer and only had minimal tire wear. Toe out of alignment is what kills the tires. For the rear those eibach eccentric bolts are a good value.
 

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Most focus tire wear occurs on the inner tire edge of the rear tire. This is caused by too much camber AND to much toe-in. You want the toe to be at the minimum allowable "toe-in" specs. That's 0.08" on a standard focus and 0.04" on an SVT or any lowered focus. Keeping the rear camber at less than -1.5 degrees helps a lot as well. Since there is no stock rear camber adjustment, aftermarket camber bolts are the cheapest and easiest way to get some adjustability. For the front, keep a minimum amount of toe-out (-0.01" or so).
 

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there is no tire wear in the rear, its all up front on the inner edge. so at work tomorrow, hopefully ill get a chance to pull it onto the rack and take a look at what's off and what's on. if you say there's no camber problem, or adjustment available then ill need to get the camber plate, but if its dead on, or less than 1.0 degree. ill leave it as is. i just saw that the inner edge was wearing away so i assumed camber. and yes its lower'd, so thats where my question started, with how far off it could be or is.
 

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fixed it with alittle allignment, thanks for your imput on specs for camber and whatnot. thanks again :)
 
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