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Old 12-10-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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abnormal rear wheel wear

Both of my rear 19" tires have severe wear on the inside of the tire, not the middle of the tire but the side that is inside. tire is sumitomo hrz and replaced this year. but the tires are showing the cord already on the one side.

Suspension is stock and wheel is stock too. Sounds like an alignment issue but I wanted to check if anyone else get this.

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Old 12-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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It could possibly be that you have extra stuff in your trunk that will "lower" your car due to weight, therefore increasing the negative camber already set in the alignment, and increasing tire wear on the inside.

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:26 PM   #3
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nothing extra in the trunk but my dad did sit in the back for the last 500 miles. he weights 200lbs nothing usual weight though, I am surprised by the wear. tires seemed fine when i bought the car less than 1k miles ago.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:13 PM   #4
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Check your bearings, also the shocks.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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Your rear trailing arm bushings are blown out. And likely a few other related components but I would say RTAB's for sure.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:43 PM   #6
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Your rear trailing arm bushings are blown out. And likely a few other related components but I would say RTAB's for sure.
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Car pulls straight at WOT. Do you think it's the RTAB still? I thought the rear gets swirly when RTAB wears out.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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It does for sure when the steel sleeve is completly seperated from the rubber,but they can easily be mushy under power and braking even between 40 and 60k miles. I haven't seen any blown control arm bushings before but I am sure it is possible. If you have the means,I would get a jack,some prybars and some good lights to check them.If you have the cash for it,I would replace them. I had a similar problem at 50k miles in my M and they were blown out.

I have some diy tips for checking rear alignment and adjusting the concentric bolts to help,but don't want to write a novel if its not something you are prepared to do.

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Old 12-20-2012, 03:44 PM   #8
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Thanks. I got an alignment. There was excessive negative camber and toe in was off too. The rears were adjusted with new tires on. After the alignment, the wheel is visually straighter without the excess negative camber. Hope it was the only issue as the car drives great besides the tires wear.
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