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Re: Inside front tire wear on my 95 (archive)

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Posted by DCC on March 11, 1999 at 17:07:51:

In Reply to: Inside front tire wear on my 95 posted by Scott T on March 11, 1999 at 15:47:08:

Negative camber would cause the tire to wear across the thread face in a consistant manner.
A good alignment shop would be able to tell you how much negative camber you are running in the front
Compensation for negative camber can be done by toe-in
I would try a good alignment shop first.


: I purchased a Avus Blue 95 M3 about 8 months ago with 19,000. It now has 30,000 miles (I can't stop driving it). Just a couple of weeks ago when I parked with my wheels turned I noticed that my front tire were worn down to the cords on the inner most part of the tires (both sides). WHAT'S HAPPENING. The tire wear is even across the tire until about an inch from the inside. Then it looks like someone just shaved off the iside corner all the way around. While the dealer agrees that is odd, they have no explanation. The tires where the original tires but in good shape except for the obvious inner wear. They could of easily stayed on for a additional 10,000 miles. A tire alignment was done with nothing turning up. I've read that the 95's have more negative camber. The two dealers I took it to said they don't think negative camber caused this. Can I get some of this dialed out? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

: Thanks

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