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    rear tires leaning inwards at top?

    I have a 2007 Chevy Aveo LT and it has 120,000 miles on it. Both of my rear tires are leaning in at the top. The mechanic said that he can't adjust my kind of rear end and he would have to put in a kit or replace the whole rear axle- (I don't know what it is called on my car but I know it's not technically an axle). It hasn't been in any accidents but it used to be driven hard. Fist of all what do you think it is that is causing it? and what do you think would be better?

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    Re: rear tires leaning inwards at top?

    Negative camber. If it has a solid axle is it bent? Typically when you see rear tires wit the negative camber it is on a independent rear suspension.

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    Re: rear tires leaning inwards at top?

    ...it's rear CAMBER.

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    Re: rear tires leaning inwards at top?

    a good alignment shop can put in a kit to fix it. No prob. Cost a lot more than a regular alignment, tho. Mine was about $300 installed.

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    Re: rear tires leaning inwards at top?

    Do you have more than 500 LBS. of illegal drugs or bodies in the trunk?
    Excess weight will do that to the rear taars.

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    Re: rear tires leaning inwards at top?

    unless its real bad don't worry about it, its meant to have it to some degree

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    Re: rear tires leaning inwards at top?

    If you're the car behind your car, and you can see it, get it fixed.

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    Re: rear tires leaning inwards at top?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCritical View Post
    a good alignment shop can put in a kit to fix it. No prob. Cost a lot more than a regular alignment, tho. Mine was about $300 installed.
    I agree with you.

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    Re: rear tires leaning inwards at top?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCritical View Post
    If you're the car behind your car, and you can see it, get it fixed.
    This. I'm amazed the amount of cars I see every day that have that look. It always seems to be the smaller cars, too -- and any manufacturer. Actually, I see more Civics with the problem than any other.

    Anyway, considering it's a 5 year old car with 120k miles, I'd certainly not hesitate to invest in the repair.
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    Re: rear tires leaning inwards at top?

    Thanks everybody. yes it is noticeable when looking from the rear of the car. I am going to bring it in to get an alignment and hopefully the camber kit will do the trick. I hope I don't have to replace rear axel or whatever it is called. but thanks again for the opinions.........

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    Re: rear tires leaning inwards at top?

    How badly are the rear tires eaten?

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    Re: rear tires leaning inwards at top?

    As the others have stated, if your car is not an 80's BMW, you shouldn't see the tire camber...
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    Re: rear tires leaning inwards at top?

    Quote Originally Posted by paul8488 View Post
    As the others have stated, if your car is not an 80's BMW, you shouldn't see the tire camber...
    Or 99% of the BMW X5's out there. Especially the ones with the sport package that have the bigger, wider tires. Very noticeable inward lean.
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    Doesn't look like the usual "free" camber adjustment wold work in this case. I'm surprised negative camber could occur. Is it possible the wheel bearings really wore out? Have you been hauling moonshine and running from the cops jumping bridges?

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    Re: rear tires leaning inwards at top?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al63240 View Post
    Or 99% of the BMW X5's out there. Especially the ones with the sport package that have the bigger, wider tires. Very noticeable inward lean.
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