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Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:01 pm 
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howdi.. last few weeks i have had king superlows put on and a few days ago i noticed the front two tyres have worn HARD on the inner edge of both left and right, inner edge is down to bald.

The rears have no problems.

Will now need a whole set (may as well replace rears as well as they are getting old) and a w/alignment.

Will these tyres survive two weeks until pay day or should i put the rears onto the front?

looking through service manual and noticed something irrelevant to this but quite funny:

""Abnormal wear on outisde of tread = suggestion = Exessive speed when corning = suggestion = Revise driving habits"

 

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:09 pm 
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i reckon wheel alignment will solve this problem.
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Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:12 pm 
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you will need to put a camber kit in to eliminate the problem. Just a wheel alignment will not rectify the issue. You have lowered the car approx 50-60mm and now the camber is way out. shouls have been done whenthe springs were fitted.
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Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:34 pm 
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A camber kit is required to do a wheel alignment correctly. It would have been easier to put it in when replacing springs but is still quitean asy job now. Its a good idea to let the springs settle before a wheel alignment. I would say that you have excessive toe out causing both of the inners to scrub. Anyways get a camber kit and have it aligned when you get new tyres.
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Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:41 pm 
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if thats only a few weeks wear then another 2 and i would think they will blow. rotate them to the rear asap and take good caution of the wear on the front
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Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:56 pm 
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if you rotate tyres you will have 4 shot tyres,but to be safe rotate them,as above -castor kit. shop around as their are a few,get the most adjustment possible.i used noltec and ran out of adjustment -3.6deg after adjustment -1deg,but tyres wearing even 40,000 ks-16 months.some other brands may have more adjustment now.what your after is -.5,this is standard castor.i did mine 5 years ago shimed,try the new stuff.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:42 am 
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Thats pretty bad, I've got superlows under mine, with standard everything else, and havent had any abnormal tyre wear...... cept for the rears....

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:47 am 
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Get a camber kit, ooo you can get one at http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... highlight= .

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:31 pm 
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krisisdog wrote:
Thats pretty bad, I've got superlows under mine, with standard everything else, and havent had any abnormal tyre wear...... cept for the rears....
Same for me king superlows no camber kit l have no abnormal tyre wear maybe your front end needs work. l wouldn't drive on them tyres.
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