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Old 09-01-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Lowered on H&R Races: unusual inner tire wear

As the title states, I checked yesterday and there is some excessive wear on the tire inside the fender.... I've only driven them for maybe 4k miles. Any input? is this normal?
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:04 PM   #2
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Did you get an alignment after you installed the springs to check your camber?
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did you get an alignment after you installed the springs to check your camber?
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:48 PM   #4
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When you lower or raise your car, your camber changes. When your camber changes, your toe setting is affected as well. This is what you are seeing. Tire wear due to the toe setting. Get an alignment.
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:17 AM   #6
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Went to get an alignment today but firestone says they won't/can't do it. They are telling me that I need to go to the stealership?! does this sound right?
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:23 AM   #7
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Went to get an alignment today but firestone says they won't/can't do it. They are telling me that I need to go to the stealership?! does this sound right?
no, they must have said something more than "we won't/can't do it"

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firestone doesnt like to do a lowered car, try discount or allen tire or the like
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Most independent shops dont take time to put the weights in the car to get it aligned...and you might need to grind off the locating pin on the strut mount, which they wont want to do either.
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any other recommended places to get an alignment besides discount tire?
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any other recommended places to get an alignment besides discount tire?
If you call around and ask, they will say no..

If you show up and tell them you need an alignment.. they will say ok.. Then just say you have the "factory" sport suspension, and you want to make sure its fine. Most will say yes and not charge you extra BS fee's


A lot of time they are just avoiding the extra hassel/liability of getting the lowered car on the rack.

I have had my Scion TC which is very very low done multiple times...due to other problems... at MR Tire.. the one time I called and asked they said no, and the other time I told them it was lowered they charged an extra fee. The two times I didnt say anything, same fee and same spec job done.

Soo.. I hate MR. Tire.. but try them, havnt had problems with alignments.. They also match prices.
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just google alignment shops in your area!

or just go to les schwab .. if ur in oregon they will do it
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you may need camber adjustment plates mang!
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you don't adjust camber on these cars. toe you can adjust thats it. no caster/camber adjustments. Toe you will see wear through out your tread, not just on the inside. Your camber is killing your tires and without plates you will have to live with it. with plates your camber will be corrected and you will lose all the performance advantages of the neg camber. Nothing is without it's pros and cons and the pros of neg camber.. are the handling. The cons are the tire wear. You can't have your cake and eat it to!
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you don't adjust camber on these cars. toe you can adjust thats it. no caster/camber adjustments. Toe you will see wear through out your tread, not just on the inside. Your camber is killing your tires and without plates you will have to live with it. with plates your camber will be corrected and you will lose all the performance advantages of the neg camber. Nothing is without it's pros and cons and the pros of neg camber.. are the handling. The cons are the tire wear. You can't have your cake and eat it to!
You don't know what you are talking about. Camber is adjustable front and rear. Camber will not kill tires. Toe will kill tires. I run -2 degrees all around and I get pretty even tire wear. You do not need plates as long as you are not slammed.

And yes, you can have your cake and eat it to in this case.
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There is adjustment for CAMBER on these cars...it is slight but it can be adjusted...front and rear!
I know from experience that after I put camber adjustment plates on my car that my tires wore better than without them!
As far as handling I did not notice any loss...we're not talking about the handling on a Ferrari or a Lambo!
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Is the unusual wear on all 4 tire?
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