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 Post subject: Front Tyres
Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:31 pm 
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Does anyone know what might be the cause of having constant tyre wear on the extreme ends of tyre?

Front passenger side tyre is always more wear than drivers.

This is the 2nd set of tyres changed within 12 months. I drive a lot of miles.

1000 klm for the week is normal for me. Every 2nd weekend add 420 klm (return trip) for one day.

If camber is out, how can it be corrected?

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 Post subject: Re: Front Tyres
Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:36 pm 
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Have you had a wheel alignment?
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 Post subject: Re: Front Tyres
Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:46 pm 
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@ SWC,

Yep, I had a wheel alignment, it was done through K-Mart Auto
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 Post subject: Re: Front Tyres
Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:45 pm 
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OK.

Looks like camber to me, they need to do the adjustment by using shim plates.

Has the car been lowered?
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 Post subject: Re: Front Tyres
Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Front Tyres
Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:02 pm 
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@ SWC,

No, the car has not been lowered (as far as I know). I purchased it second hand some time ago.

I did replace the suspension with new King Springs, both front and back (standard), new lower ball joints.

You could be right, cambers might be the problem. When I let go of the steering wheel, it does have a tendency to go to the left.

Thanks for the link to check.

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 Post subject: Re: Front Tyres
Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:56 pm 
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It looks similar wear to my EB xr8 when I owned it. Went through three different alignment specialists and still scrubbed the tyres on the outside. After six months of getting the s**t, went to another local and older school place here in town and worked out there was too much toe in at the front, even though the others flatly eliminated this hypothesis. I had them redone and some exact adjustments done to the front geometry and it fixed the tyre scrubbing. I also had the steering rack replaced as a worn one, as mine was, amplifies even the smallest toe in issues, as it would toe out if this was the case.

Good luck with your fix.
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 Post subject: Re: Front Tyres
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:20 am 
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CPOCSM

Thanks for that info, much appreciated
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