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      09-22-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Bad alignment?

So I noticed last week or two weeks ago some uneven wear on my tires. When washing the car today I noticed it had gotten much worse.

Currently the front left is the worst (see picture below). There is some slight uneven wear on other tires, but nothing this drastic.

Is this a result of living next to a cloverleaf exit, or a bad alignment? (Note the car doesn't pull and stays straight mostly)

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      09-23-2012, 07:06 AM   #2
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Is that the inside or outside edge of the tire?
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      09-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #3
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Is that the inside or outside edge of the tire?
+1. Looks to be the outside (facing the tire from the front of the car). Seems pretty typical for a stock setup. The OP should consider adding camber plates to add some neg. camber. In the unlikely event it is the inside of the tire consider yourself lucky... Someone has already installed camber plates on your car. Just dial out some of the neg. camber before replacing the tires. On the street, I get even tire wear at neg. 1.7 degrees (and zero toe in/out) but you can't get there without camber plates.
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Sorry looked at the picture on my phone. Was hard to tell.

Camber plates and some solid neg camber is the cure.
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      09-23-2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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I'm guessing its been awhile since your last alignment, ehh?
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Check your steering wheel while driving. Is it dead center when you are driving straight?
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      09-23-2012, 12:07 PM   #7
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The wheel is straight and the car drives straight.

Yes, this is the outside of the front left tire only. The rest of the tire isn't even near the wear bars, which seems odd. The more I think about it the less likely it seems it could be from aggressive right hand turns as I don't think I do them enough for this type of excessive wear.

I guess I'll look at new front tires, camber plates and an alignment to get the full mileage out of my tires from here on out.

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