[DMCForum] Re: Speak slowly, use small words (On Topic)
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I found this also:


"Camber or toe wear, indicates misalignment due to loose, worn or
bent steering linkage components. Many camber and toe wear problems
can be traced to spring fatigue, which causes the vehicle's frame to
ride closer to the road. Once the vehicle is below the vehicle
manufacturer's specifications, it is not possible to achieve the
correct camber change designed into the suspension without replacing
the springs. The vehicle also experiences excessive toe change as the
suspension travels through bounce and rebound again causing abnormal
tire wear."

I take this to mean that if my springs are totally shot I will have
to replace them to achieve proper camber.

Do springs wear out just from having vehicle weight on them over
years even without driving? DeLoreans even came with over-tall
springs originally so I should be ok right?



--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Stragand" <dave.stragand@xxxx>
wrote:
> Smooth unfeathered wear on the inner or outer edge of the tire.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cruznmd [mailto:racuti1@xxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 2:29 PM
> To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DMCForum] Re: Speak slowly, use small words (On Topic)
>
>
> Thanks for the pictures Dave.
>
> The wear is smooth just like in that picture.
>
> I noted that the picture for "toe" doesn't appear to show a wear
> pattern at all but states that the picture is an indication of
> incorrect toe. What am I supposed to be seeing?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rich
>
> --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Stragand"
<dave.stragand@xxxx>
> wrote:
> > Sounds like camber, as long as the lug wear is smooth. If
> it's "feathering",
> > meaning the lugs have taken on a wedge shape, then it's probably
> toe.
> > 
> > A -good- alignment tech can fix just about any problem, but
pretty
> much the
> > D is just adjustable on the toe if I recall correctly.  There are
> special
> > ball joints available that allow you to set the camber on non-
> adjustable
> > vehicles.
> > 
> > This page has some tire wear pics for you.
> > http://www.shorelandr.com/pages/o_tirewear.html
> > 
> > -Dave
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cruznmd [mailto:racuti1@xxxx]
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 2:10 PM
> > To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [DMCForum] Speak slowly, use small words (On Topic)
> >
> >
> > Someone please explain DeLorean steering geometry to me. I am
> > familiar with some terms: Toe, caster and camber.
> >
> > Due to the wear on the inner edges of my tires, I suspect they
are
> > pointed like this:   //  \\  (If you're looking at the car head-
on)
> >
> > Instead of: ||   ||  (Ditto)
> >
> > Which of the above 3 is responsible for this, and is it
adjustable
> in
> > the DeLorean?
> >
> > My new tie-rod ends will be here soon and I'm going to take it to
> the
> > alignment joint up the road Friday morning. Before I do, I want
to
> > know if I have something else that's really wrong.
> >
> > I have read the tech section of DMC news and a few other places
and
> > find the explanations lacking.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Rich A.
> > #5335
> >
> >
> >
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