Front End Camber on G35 Coupe

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Front End Camber on G35 Coupe

Postby rsinger23 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:47 pm

Hey guys,

Is it normal for there to be negative camber on the front wheels of a 2006 g35 coupe(non-sport suspension)? Is what's happening is, the inside of the tires worn down quite a bit more than the outside of the tire. Rear ones are ok. Is this normal for these cars?

Iv'e been searching but can't find a complete answer.

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Re: Front End Camber on G35 Coupe

Postby RED_DET » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:24 am

Yes negative camber is natural. The main problem with the g/ z platform is tire feathering which is a toe issue which also wears inside of tires. Have you had an alignment lately? If not get one done and request front toe be set at max toe in to help the issue.

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Re: Front End Camber on G35 Coupe

Postby rsinger23 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:04 pm

I just bought it used with 70k. So i'm not sure. What do mechanics go off of when they align it? I don't want them to take away the negative camber. But with the negative camber will it cause even a little bit of inside wear?

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Re: Front End Camber on G35 Coupe

Postby RED_DET » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:30 pm

They align it to the specs for that vehicle. They can't take camber out because there is no adjustment for front camber unless you have an after market kit. If the car is on stock suspension, that 1* of negative camber is NOT going to cause that much of an issue unless the toe is out as well.

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Re: Front End Camber on G35 Coupe

Postby rsinger23 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:05 am

Got my G aligned. You were right they couldn't take away the negative camber. My toe was off by a lot and a little on the caster.

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Re: Front End Camber on G35 Coupe

Postby RED_DET » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:14 pm

Yes, caster is not adjustable either on these cars.

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Re: Front End Camber on G35 Coupe

Postby audtatious » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:29 pm

Obviously there are aftermarket options to allow full adjustability :)

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Re: Front End Camber on G35 Coupe

Postby fqflyr » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:40 am

Had my stock g35 aligned and they said camber on left front is -2.0 and not adjustable so must have bent parts most likely spindle arm. Is this the problem and is there a fix other than replacing spindle? I just replaced several parts including struts upper and lower control arms. Didn't get adjustable ones.

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Re: Front End Camber on G35 Coupe

Postby RED_DET » Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:43 pm

Parts aren't just bent for no reason. Did you have an accident or has the car been involved in one prior to your ownership? What is the camber on the right side? Is the car lowered, if so on what suspension and how much? The only way to adjust front camber, caster on the G35, G37, 350z, 370z, M37, M56, Q50, Q60 is to purchase after market upper arms.

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Re: Front End Camber on G35 Coupe

Postby fqflyr » Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:34 pm

Thanks for responding!! No accidents that I know of ... non on car fax. Car was bought in Tampa area and had very low miles but some things are very worn, so it does make you wonder about it's history. Car is not lowered, camber on right is within at -1. Is -2 camber going to wear tires out if toe is .04 ?

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Re: Front End Camber on G35 Coupe

Postby RED_DET » Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:24 pm

Yes, -2 degrees will wear the inside of the tire, depending on how much you drive will dictate how long they will last... Recommended toe setting for those cars to eliminate inside tire feathering IS NOT to have any toe out, I would definitely stick to that rule with -2 degrees of camber.


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