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  1. #1 adjust the toe in yourselfe 
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    hello,

    on my Marlin Marina 1800TC both front tires are worn inside .. you can see with the eye that the camber is not right.
    Where do you set that ?
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    For help and advice, I would be grateful

    Best regards
    André
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  2. #2 Re: adjust the camber 
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    Camber cannot be adjusted unfortunately. I t would be advisable to have the tracking checked as from what you say it would seem you have too much toe -out and that's easy to adjust .
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    I recall that the eye boot is fitted horizontally in the Marlin. This means you can fit a very slim shim between the eye bolt and the chassis to dial in a bit of negative camber. I did this to PKK when built.
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    Camber can't be adjusted as such but it'll vary according to suspension compression/rebound as per any unequal length double wishbone design (albeit not real wishbones in a Marlin, but same effect....)

    So if the static camber seems too negative to your eyes, then maybe static front ride is set too low? If so then it should be a simple adjustment of the torsion bar reaction arm adjusting screw. Although not done this myself so can't comment on exactly how much difference ride height will make to camber.
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  5. #5 Re: adjust the camber 
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    Many Thanks for your advice !
    Unfortunately, I don't know much about front Suspension,
    And the Marlin should help me to get Knowledge about cars and technology ....

    So it may be that my questions seem a bit stupid :-(
    I tried to see through the picture what had to be changed and where.
    Then I wasn't wrong with the assumption that it doesn't work at all :-)

    Many many Thanks

    @ Dogoncrazy
    Maybe just the tracking is really wrong. Can you tell me where and how I can adjust that is this adjusted on the Steering linkage?

    Best regards
    André
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    Tracking adjustment is done by screwing the track rod end in or out. They are the ones on the very end of the steering rack that connect it to the steering arms which are part of the front suspension upright.
    As I'm useless at posting images maybe another member can oblige!
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  7. #7 Re: adjust the camber 
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    Here you go

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  8. #8 Re: adjust the camber 
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    Quote Originally Posted by listerjp2 View Post
    Here you go

    Tracking .jpg
    Many Thanks !

    If you know what to look for, you will find the right information

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  9. #9 Re: adjust the camber 
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    I would suggest that your problem is "toe out" if the tyres are scrubbing on the inner edge, and "toe in" if they are scrubbing
    on the outer edge.

    Google will help you to understand, and it will only be a very small adjustment to be made, as in the above posts, both sides
    should be done the same amount.

    Rgds DC
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  10. #10 Re: adjust the camber 
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    Hello,

    I readjusted the track yesterday.
    I set about 0.4 ° toe-in and the car is completely different now! It drives like a normal car now, the steering is centered much better, I'm very happy!

    Before adjusting:

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    To center the steering wheel, I looked for the hole in the rack and inserted a 6mm drill there.
    Tire pressure set to 18 psi at the front and 20 psi at the rear.
    Now I have set both sides to 0 °.
    With the aluminum bar I then set the toe-in to a little more than 7mm on each side.
    Measuring 1.5mm on 13 inch wheels is very imprecise, so I mounted a 1m aluminum bar in the middle.
    This results in approx. 5mm at 0.3 ° toe-in
    and 9mm at 0.5 ° toe-in ...
    I hope you can see that in the pictures ...


    When measuring, I noticed that the rear axle is not in the middle. About 3cm further out on one side than the other!

    Do I only need to loosen the clamps to slide the axle?

    André
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