Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ottawa Ontario
Vehicle: silver/red 06 350
Other Toys: 2011 MB C 300 4matic! and 06 Mazda 3; fly B767-300ER
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Gmon, when I first bought our 06 I had the alignment checked (the car was wearing Rikens - a Michelin sub-brand from what I've learned - and horribly noisy) at an MB dealer, and the cost was nominal....so that might be a first step (see if it's in spec).
Camber improves stability under cornering conditions - the car, due to inertia, wants to throw out the back end as well as rolling towards the out side of the turn, due to the camber the outside tire actually stands more upright increasing the contact patch and traction.
The toe in increases understeer, which for most of us is "safer" in cornering. If you decrease toe in the car will become a bit "loser" and in the case of the rear end will be more prone to breaking free (ie losing traction and beginning to skid).
I doubt any adjustments we're likely to make would dramatically improve tire wear.
Happy to hear someone else's views on this, or my comments.
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