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Old 01-13-2007, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default Abnormal Front Tire Wear

Not sure what the deal is. I keep my tires at the proper 35 psi at all times..but for some reason i have premature side tread wear, both sides in the front, both sides of the tire... I know they need to be rotated, and the rear ones are fine, but on some parts of the edges..there IS no tread left! but plenty in the middle.

The tires always kinda look low But always the right pressure.

Whats the deal?

I'll go get pics....
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its called an alignment, and you need one *cough*cheesehead*cough*. :P
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I just had one done not too long ago. And if it was alignment, then why would BOTH sides of the tire be wearing abnormally?

Its possible, and I'm always the first person to suspect that, but I am pretty damn sure it isn't.
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Maybe your tire pressure gauge is off.
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so your car doesnt pull to either side?

and when you fill up your tires are they ever low(er) than normal? cause a constant slow leak killed one of my tires even when i was filling up 1-2 times a weeks
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Ahem.......... What side is this on?

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I am going to get them rotated, or just do it myself, depending on how cold it is. but I really don't want this happening to those good ones too!!!

Side note, these tires are about 15k old.
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My pressure gauge is not off, I actually, believe it or not, have used two gauges always. Just to make sure. One is from napa and another from checker, just to make sure, they always read identically.

And no, my car goes straight as can be. Wheels come back like always, and always return to dead on straight. The car will cruise straight forever. Accelerates straight etc. As well as my steering wheel being dead center as well.

I know when i replaced my struts, I had to drive with my steering wheel maybe at a 45 degree angle to the right to make the car go straight. Afterwards, perfect, no difference from that day.

And no, I add air very seldom, but check often. No slow leaks. The only air I have added or taken away was when it got colder or warmer. And maybe a few psi here and there.
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when was the last time you had a Alignment ?
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Front tires have low psi.

Front left tire abnormal wear is from a >40mph RH turn that you're taking too fast. Brake, Turn, Accelerate not Turn, BRAKE, Accelerate.
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