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Old 05-25-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Is there supposed to be so much negative camber at the rear wheels?

I now have 950 miles on my SQ5, and loving every single drive! When my wife drove away in it the other day, I saw very noticeably that there was a lot of negative camber at the rear wheels. I told the dealership about it on my "second delivery," and they assured me that it is normal.

Okay, first let me say that I do have experience in running a tire shop and performing alignments as well as years of hobby performance work. I understand the benefits and drawbacks of each of the alignment adjustments. I no longer have access to that fancy equipment, but I did measure a difference of 1.1 inches between the top and bottom of the rim. Negative camber at the rear helps in cornering, but unless it's a teenager's slammed Honda, I don't think it should be that readily noticeable. It will also cause considerably more wear on these freakin' expensive 21-inch tires.

My question for this post to other SQ5 owners: Do you have the same amount of negative camber at your rear wheels?

Spijun...you have those official specs?
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1.3 degree according to this thread.

Do the rear wheels have negative camber
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I agree the rear camber is noticeable to the trained eye. I don't know what the specs are, but I like it.
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I've noticed the same on my wife's 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera S. I haven't measured it, so not sure if it's 1.1 inches like yours, but seems reasonable in a full-on sports car that is expected to go very fast and flat through turns.
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It may very well be correct. Negative camber is a performance setting found on cafe racers and the like. I've just never noticed one so much at the stock settings. Sometimes the shape of the rear end makes it appear more pronounced.
So..."Does this camber make my *** look big?"

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I now have 950 miles on my SQ5, and loving every single drive! When my wife drove away in it the other day, I saw very noticeably that there was a lot of negative camber at the rear wheels. I told the dealership about it on my "second delivery," and they assured me that it is normal.

Okay, first let me say that I do have experience in running a tire shop and performing alignments as well as years of hobby performance work. I understand the benefits and drawbacks of each of the alignment adjustments. I no longer have access to that fancy equipment, but I did measure a difference of 1.1 inches between the top and bottom of the rim. Negative camber at the rear helps in cornering, but unless it's a teenager's slammed Honda, I don't think it should be that readily noticeable. It will also cause considerably more wear on these freakin' expensive 21-inch tires.

My question for this post to other SQ5 owners: Do you have the same amount of negative camber at your rear wheels?

Spijun...you have those official specs?
These are the official specifications

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Engineers and experts from Audi are so have decided, I do not understand why argue about something you have no influence.
Surely there is a reason why it is so
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Engineers and experts from Audi are so have decided, I do not understand why argue about something you have no influence.
Surely there is a reason why it is so
What?

I mean...WHAT???
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What?

I mean...WHAT???
What to do now . Make as you like

When you change the camber at the rear wheels, let us know

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What?

I mean...WHAT???
For the record, sp, I understood exactly what you meant.
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