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    Accesive inside tyre wear

    my drivers side front tyre on my coupe turbo is like a slick on the inside but the outside is ok. had the tracking done at 2 different places. vauxhall mechanic said its one of those things on the coupe turbo thats why i didnt buy one :? lol

    Anyone else have the same prob

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    i guess you have done all the normal things like tyre pressue/rotation at the right times/checked the camber/suspention/ball joints/bearings/bushes, has it been involved in a crash at one time on that side

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    I find it's my passemger side front that wear heavy on the outter edge although someone did say it could be the way I have to park that causes it :?
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    check all that although guy who had before me Leo who is a member on here ad a nock in it but he said it just damaged the bumper.
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    do any of you guys actually get your tyres properly rotated?

    what i mean is, i have directional tread (as i'm sure most tyres do now) and i swap between front and back to spread the wear between them... but that doesn't really address the camber issue wearing them more on the insides..... so do any of you actually get the tyres taken off the rims, turned around and put back on so you can put them on the opposite side of the car?

    is it worth it (ie cost of getting it done versus extra wear time gained from the tyre)



    gilly - you lowered?

    if so, surely it's just the camber increase from the lowering that is causing extra wear on the insides
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    yep lowered 30mm m8, oh well just had some nice new eagle f1s put on the front
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    re: Accesive inside tyre wear

    I had this on my Mk3 GSi but on both sides, I had a camber kit installed for about 200 quid. Saves on spending loads on tyres when they blow quicker than you'd expect!!
    I had it laser tracked in a few places too but they could never get it right so they suggested the camber kit. Much better now!

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    Was the tracking checked or did you have four wheel alignment done?

    An tyre place tracking check aint worth it. You need to check camber etc if there are tyre wear problems

    Expect to pay around £65 for a four wheel alignment check and you should get a print out of before and after adjustements

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    re: Accesive inside tyre wear

    The laser tracking did the camber and the toe etc, thats how they decided on the camber kit. I've had no trouble since

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    re: Accesive inside tyre wear

    Had that on my 1.8 coupe, put it down to heavy driving (company car that got hammered) and I also had it to a lesser degree on my GSi again put it down to heavy cornering. I was also told that power steering can do this.
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