I splurged on an alignment after getting new tires for my 2018 Odyssey. It was done by the my Honda dealership that has done all service on the vehicle, except the recently installed Costco tires.

Looking at the report, it looks like Front Right Toe was out of spec before alignment, and in spec after. But then Rear Right Camber went from in spec to out of spec? (1.2 deg vs -1.0 deg to 0.0 deg?)

Is this normal for an alignment result? I see the Toe on the same tire was almost out of spec before and is now in the middle of desired range. I was just surprised the alignment resulted in something going from being in spec to out of spec. Should I be concerned at all? Here's the alignment report:enter image description here

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    From what you have shared, it does not look like it was adjusted properly. I'd contact the service dept. that did this and ask for their explanation.
    – jwh20
    Commented Jun 4, 2022 at 10:09

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Most vehicles do not have a rear alignment adjustment. What you have is what you get. It is not uncommon for the rear alignment to go a little out of spec during an alignment procedure. Even so, looking at the report, the cross camber is within spec and the total toe became even better. You shouldn't have an issue with this alignment. The rear tires are pulled, which as the rear alignment isn't completely wonky, won't make much of a difference. If the toe was out of whack, you'd probably see a difference in fuel mileage as well as tracking issues.

The reason you might be seeing a little more camber that is there might be a little wear on the bushings which support the rear. Again, nothing to worry about.

As far as "splurging" for an alignment, it is my opinion you should ALWAYS get an alignment with fresh tires. You just laid down a fairly large chunk of change on those black donuts. Getting an alignment will help ensure they'll last longer and stay healthier throughout their lifetime. IOW: It is money well spent.

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