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From what I've read from previous posts I think I have my problem narrowed down. Tell me what you think guys. Like others I have the problem of the inside of my rear tires wearing bald before the rest of the tire. My ride isn't lowered, and camber adjustment isn't possible on our Legends. So I guess I need to replace my springs right?
If that is the case what is the best route to go. Which springs are the best? Any help would be great!
 
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Hey dude, I was having this same problem. I just got new springs and shocks put on my car, but I never even thought that that may fix it. I hope that you are right. Anyways, I just got Eibach Springs and like them so far. I set my Konis a little stiffer than I would have liked, but they should soften up after a couple thousand miles (I'm to lazy to take 'em off and adjust 'em).

If you want to maintain everything really close to stock, then get the Eibach Springs and the Konis Struts. Put the Koni Struts on the highest perch and then the eibach springs on and you will only have lowered your car .25". Set your Konis to full Soft as well. This should be very close to stock from my guess. I would say to leave them on the middle perch though and have fun with the 1" drop. If you want to be more aggressive though go the whole way and have fun with the 1.75" drop :D. The Konis have 3 height perches +/- .75" and then stock.
 

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Tire inside tread wear = out of spec negative camber. Although camber changes under weight, sagging springs and/or defective struts normally result in a tread wear pattern which is cupped. Measure ride height and perform a jounce test as well inspect each strut.
 

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I realize that the obvious is the camber, but if it isn't adjustable on our Legends than it must be worn out springs or struts. Thanks for all the help!
 

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yeah, it was the springs on my car. If you email koni and tell them you have eibach springs, they will tell you how to adust the firm setting to get the proper dampening for the springs. I did it and my car rides good. It is not to stiff. I would do that. I would tell you but I forgot what they said, but I remeber you have to adjust them from full soft.

my ride might be a little softer then some of the other members because I have 55 series tires. I bet if you have super low profile tires it can get a little rough.
 
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Wow, yeah.... I guess that I have mine set a little to stiff for the time being. As soon as I can get hold of someone at Koni and find out what the recommended setting is, I'm going to get it changed. I'm having some other problems though right now so that isn't really my top priority.
 

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Always post mileage of the vehicle. If the vehicle has around 100,000 miles, then the struts probably need replacement. Whenever you replace the struts you should rebuild the assy. This includes new springs. You should check condition of A-arms and any bushings.
 
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