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Old 03-11-2009, 12:19 AM   #1
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SVT front camber problem (PICS)

So my car showed no signs of going through tires, then i drove the azusa canyon run 2 times in a week and my tires now look extremely worn on the insides, is it from driving hard or from a camber problem?

Only evident hinting problem is that steering wheel has SLIGHT left tilt from previous owners, no idea what, wheel drift is not bad at all.

im going to do the same canyon racing drive again, will i be safe running the tires on my rear as is, or is that too risky? Rear has NO problems with tire wear.

The warn inside should look identical to the non warn outside

(front tires are now rotated to back)




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well, my guess is alignment, just go get an alignment and have them set you back to stock camber specs. i don't know what they are off the top of my head. i don't think ur tires are under inflated else it would have ware on both sides!
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It looks like you have Pirelli P Zero Unos on the car. Are they the soft summer compounds? If so these tires only have a tread wear rating of 200 or so or something close to that. They will wear a lot quicker when pushed hard. The wear appears to go up and around the tread edge (toward the sidewall) a little more than normal. This usually indicates the tires may be underinflated for agressive driving. Front camber is usually not a problem and is better tolerated. Most wear issues are in the rear and are a combination of camber and toe issues. I'd up the front pressure a little and put some white shoe polish or chalk strips on the sidewall/shoulder where it intersects with the tread. If the tire is rolling toward the sidewall it will wear some of the marking off. Keep increasing the tire pressure until no more marking is removed. This is an old autocrossers trick and works well. The only better way is to check temperatures across the face of the tread and to even out the temps by adjusting the tire pressure and or adjusting the alignment. This requires some fairly expensive equipment but worth it if your're going to be doing a lot of performance driving.
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