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Old 09-06-2019, 04:28 PM
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overall the tires are done. the left rear tire looks toe scrubbed to me...you can see the featheredge pattern on the inside of the tread. if I was dishing out four 4 new tires. I want to make sure my suspension has no loose components and the alignment is done on new tires not worn out tires.

brc5 you can check for play in the rear ball joints...It's no different than any other independent rear suspension. Why replace good parts?

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overall the tires are done. the left rear tire looks toe scrubbed to me...you can see the featheredge pattern on the inside of the tread.


Agreed. Thatís what made me suspect worn suspension parts. The tire on that side was doing the same thing before my alignment. Probably exacerbated by thousands of highways miles at the speed causing the worn suspension to have the most symptoms.


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Old 09-06-2019, 04:48 PM
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maybe worn parts or bad toe setting. you can still get toe wear with no loose parts. springs sag over time (unless you have air springs). When springs sag...the ride height lowers...this forces the toe to go negative.

Hopefully, the alignment shop did a pre-aligment inspection for worn parts...Its part of an alighment. I think they put to much toe in it. I would have put everything on the target. You best keep an eye on it. Once a toe wear pattern sets...the tires are noisey and the pattern is there for the life of the tire.
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I am sure that they put in what toe was ordered.





Oh, you didn't order a toe-in setting. Tsk tsk tsk.
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I am sure that they put in what toe was ordered.





Oh, you didn't order a toe-in setting. Tsk tsk tsk.


As I reported earlier I had it readjusted. They were able to hit .02 both sides. I reported it was re adjusted. Not to what. This is with .02. I did request. They wrote the order note incorrectly and Iím guilty of not checking.


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I had a second look at the specs...I was mistaken, its not as bad as I thought. Its a tight spec
ideal is 0.14 total toe and its set at 0.20

+ 0.10 degrees... probably works out to 1/16 of an inch toe in.

if the toe wear was there before the alignment correction...the toe wear i'm seeing is probably from b4 the correction.
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I had a second look at the specs...I was mistaken, its not as bad as I thought. Its a tight spec
ideal is 0.14 total toe and its set at 0.20

+ 0.10 degrees... probably works out to 1/16 of an inch toe in.

if the toe wear was there before the alignment correction...the toe wear i'm seeing is probably from b4 the correction.


New matching tire to the passenger side was installed right after the alignment and before the thousands of miles.


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i think i am officially lost in this thread...

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i think i am officially lost in this thread...



Long story short. Toe was readjusted to .02 on both rear sides. What you recommended correct? After 5,000 miles or so of highway driving, I have accelerated wear on both rears. Just looking for the cause. Seems like suspension parts but would like your opinion.


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New matching tire to the passenger side was installed right after the alignment and before the thousands of miles.


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one new tire on an AWD. do you hate the ptu.
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one new tire on an AWD. do you hate the ptu.


ďNew matching tireĒ = identical tread. Iím not that dumb


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