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My Lupo has just over a degree of negative camber at the rear. Was just wondering if this is normal or if somthing might be bent.

Been through 2 MOTs and nothing has been said about the rear beam.

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That's what I thought

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The rear is a solid beam so I'm failing to understand how it would be affected by lowering.

I know the fronts gain camber the lower you go but, the mechanics of a rear swing arm dont really allow for camber.

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Correct, no camber is induced from lowering a rear beam. All you are doing in effect is swinging the whole lot about a pivot point.

As long as the camber is evenly matched on both sides i.e. -1 degree, then i'd say there is nothing to worry about.

You need some negative camber, as it helps turn in and keeps the maximum tyre in contact with the road during hard cornering. Granted the rear beam shouldn't induce negative camber under load, but it will.

As long as you're not wrecking tyres and it's not crabbing, don't worry about it.

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It's a whole 0.03 degree diffrent on either side so all should be good.

Funny thing is that I've tyre wear on the fronts and none on the back and the camber is the same.

Cheers for the help peoples! :)

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It's a whole 0.03 degree diffrent on either side so all should be good.

Funny thing is that I've tyre wear on the fronts and none on the back and the camber is the same.

Cheers for the help peoples! :)

Probably cos the drive and steering comes from the front wheels.. nothing to worry about as has been said :)

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