Re: 166 tracking question (camber)
Two of my wheels are buckled, thanks to the previous owner, so I wonder if they are causing or contributing to the problem? One is very bad and both are buckled on the inner part, suggesting that it wasn't simply a case of kerbing. I put both wheels on the rear, to minimise the vibration effect, but have since bought a new wheel and intend to use this and the current spare, keeping the better of the two buckled wheels as the new spare.
With regard to using higher tyre pressures, this doesn't seem a good idea, as I've been told it will increase the chances of buckling the wheels. Higher pressure means less absorption by the tyre of any forces, which are then transmitted to the wheel itself.
The answer may therefore lie in upgraded suspension, as mentioned earlier. The later 166's apparently had suspension modifications, which reduce roll and dive. Has anyone fitted this to an older car? Alfa also offered a suspension upgrade kit, which lowered and firmed up the ride. Does anyone here have that fitted?