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    Tyre wear

    I have noticed tyre wear on the outside of my passenger front tyre, a tyre specialist said that if he altered the tracking it would make it worse and it was down to power steering!!
    Does this sound right

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    ???
    Only on the outside? might be a camber prob... is it a mk4?
    What tyres you got? (make? size?)
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    its a mk 4 coupe turbo, so 215/40/17 and they are nexen and its only on pass front tyre

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    My old Coupe Turbo had uneven tyre wear on the inside front tyres. Not heard of probs with the outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwales83
    its a mk 4 coupe turbo, so 215/40/17 and they are nexen and its only on pass front tyre


    a friends car does this, be interesting to know why? personally i cant work it out, unless the car has been tracked or cambered wrongly
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    what pressure are you running? also don't forget that that is the tyre that takes most of the beating on roundabouts etc. how bad is the wear?

    just had a thought - would a snapped passenger rear spring or faulty shock cause the car to sit at an angle hence wearing out the outside of the tyre? :stab in the dark:

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    I was going to say, take roundabouts slower
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    could be a few things like tracking,suspension,ballancing,camber could even be bareings.
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    yeah doesnt make sense, when i was told it was due to power steering!!they had a look around and could see anything broken as such, not sure what to do
    wouldnt say i drive that fast, well not all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwales83
    yeah doesnt make sense, when i was told it was due to power steering!!they had a look around and could see anything broken as such, not sure what to do
    wouldnt say i drive that fast, well not all the time
    you'd be suprised how much stick the pass front tyre takes not only on roundabout but corners too, low profile tyres are prone to it mate
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