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Old 01-13-2007, 10:30 PM   #11
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Bonneville94V688: Who'* car is that? Looks kinda rusty....
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Bonneville94V688: Who'* car is that? Looks kinda rusty....
thats the car this topic is about lol
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Great Scott!
Is that rust bucket even legal?
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Guys. There is all the space you want to rag on my salt damaged car all you want in the "show us your dirty side" thread. I would appreciate it if you would stay on topic.

Last time I had an alignment was summer of 2006

And dameorder, ok, i know it isn't bad pressure. Unless the tire should have more air then specified on the sidewall. I do alot of hard braking, because when I get off the freeway, I have to stop in maybe 180-200 ft time from 65 mph. Really not my fault. Bad freeway design. So are you telling me thats all it is? Because that would make sense to me.
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Okay then, my suggestion to you is rotate the tires more frequently.
Sometimes they just wear out.
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Yep, they are really soft tires! I guess thats just the case. Rotating is not a real big deal, just wanted to make sure something else wasn't going wrong! I'll do that then. thanks guys.
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FWD is notoriously hard on the front tires. The front will always wear faster. You can combat this by rotating often and reducing acceleration. Remember, the brakes simply accelerate the car backwards, So be softer on those too. Obviously this is hampered by your enviroment so you may just have to live with it.

What'* the TP for the car? If the tire can't handle that, You need different tires. IIRC most tires are good for 50psi MAX. Go by the TP on the drivers' door, Not the TP on the side of the tire.

I used to run 40psi on the street and got good wear. IIRC 32psi should be what the car is rated for. Increasing the tire pressure will reduce the contact patch and overall traction of the vehicle. Reducing tire pressure will increase contact patch until the sidewalls are taking the brunt of the wear.

The only way it could be anything other than driving style is if your camber is way positive. Therefore, the alignment is wrong or you turn right while braking too fast.

http://www.familycar.com/Alignment.htm
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tires are load rated and some have 1 ply sidewalls that colapse around corners.
Try going to the larger optional size touring tire for you car with a 2 ply sidewall, that should do the trick.
When I switched from 94s load tires to 97s man what a difference. And even wear too.
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Durpa, Entirely forgot about sidewall plys.

You can slow down, or upgrade your tires.
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