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Tire wearing... #420089 Mar 18, 10:52am Mar 18, 10:52am
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Tire wearing...
My front tires wore like a bitch over the winter.. Outside is completely bald.. and on the inside middle. Anyone know what this is from.. My car is not lowered so Im guessing camber is out of the issue... I asked a mechanic and they said alighnment and I have a toe in... Anyways what do you guys think... By the way I have an appt for tomorrow for front wheel alignment.

Re: Tire wearing... [Re: StilezGTS] #420090 Mar 18, 10:58am Mar 18, 10:58am
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do you tend to burnout alot?


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Re: Tire wearing... [Re: Eman] #420091 Mar 18, 11:36am Mar 18, 11:36am
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http://www.iapdirect.com/camberfaqs.asp

How does camber affect my tires?

Camber outside or to the extreme limits of the specification will cause tire wear on the inside or outside of the tires. Unequal camber can cause your car to pull to one side.

Why are the inside of my tires going bald?

Negative camber or too much toe-out can cause inside tire wear. Add a low air pressure to the tires and you get an extreme tire wear very quickly.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/general/align.jsp

Re: Tire wearing... [Re: GTS2003BLK] #420092 Mar 18, 1:24pm Mar 18, 1:24pm
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So to fix whatever the problem is... an alignment will work?

Re: Tire wearing... [Re: StilezGTS] #420093 Mar 18, 1:36pm Mar 18, 1:36pm
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And no I never burn out...

Re: Tire wearing... [Re: StilezGTS] #420094 Mar 18, 1:40pm Mar 18, 1:40pm
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Yes, an alignment done by a qualified shop would likely solve your tire wear problems, provided there is not something else mechanically wrong with your car, and even then they would be able to spot the problem and advise you accordingly, and if you think they are BSing you get a second opinion.

Re: Tire wearing... [Re: GTS2003BLK] #420095 Mar 18, 1:43pm Mar 18, 1:43pm
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i know you might think that was a stupid question, but youd be surprised that that might be a possibilty with some people.


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Re: Tire wearing... [Re: Eman] #420096 Mar 18, 2:15pm Mar 18, 2:15pm
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It's a normal question... It's just I don't like ruining my tires on purpose... I have tire wear problems... I bought 10 tires in the past 2 years... I just thought it was either the tire, or regular wear, I take turns a little fast so I just figured it was that... Then I saw that these new tires wore down to bald in like 3 months... And I said HEYYYYY!!! So it's getting very old. Thanks for your information though...

Re: Tire wearing... [Re: StilezGTS] #420097 Mar 19, 6:55am Mar 19, 6:55am
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When they front wheel align your car... DO they take your front wheels off... I need to know before I go in a couple hours because I have my rims on which would cause me to bring the key for them... Can anyone tell me quick..

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