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Re: irregular tire wear (archive)

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Posted by Marco on February 21, 2000 at 18:22:10:

In Reply to: irregular tire wear posted by nik on February 21, 2000 at 17:03:08:

Sounds pretty normal to me.......the rear wheels are (cocked in) neg. camber. This is what helps your car grip the road when you turn....as you turn left the weight shifts to the right side tires, this wieght transfer causes the right rear tire to straighten there fore causing the whole tire to contact the road. When you are driving straight, only that inner edge is really touching the road. The fronts have the opposite effect...the tires are (cocked out) pos. camber, this is because the fronts bear so much of the vehicals weight when under braking, so the outter edge of the tire is making contact when driving straight. If your shocks are worn the wear may be excessive......I get 15,000-20,000 miles on a set of tires and thats counting two or three driver schools.


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