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Old 02-28-2014, 09:45 AM   #11
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You need another opinion. That body shop sold you a steaming pile.

They just do not want to accept responsibility.

Go someplace else, AND get a lawyer. Actually call your insurance company. They are the people who paid for the crap job. And usually they can get satisfaction.



I had a repair go bad. And the repair place had that 'get lost' attitude.

The insurance co got involved and the repair place was all over themselves and fixed the issue.

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Old 02-28-2014, 09:46 AM   #12
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Well I went directly to the dealership to get everything fixed. Didn't want to be without a car for another week plus while the original shop messed around.

They went to balance the tires and they said it would have needed 6.5oz of weight on each tire...

The alignment was so bad on the car that it caused the tires to wear in a crazy pattern, basically you could run your hand over the tread and feel that one part of the tire was 1/8 - 1/4'' higher than the rest.

Didn't replace the tires yet, trying the alignment and crazy weights to balance for now and hoping the tires will wear down to normal after a few miles get on them.

The issue is a little better but far from fixed :(

I've mounted and ballanced probably 1000 tires. 6.5 ounces of weight means either you have a bent wheel or defective tire
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:51 AM   #13
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Or a defective alignment.... That's my vote for causing the bad tire wear
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:48 AM   #14
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How many miles have you driven since that accident? Is the crazy wear on the new tire/rim combo or the old one? I'm assuming the old one, but I could be wrong.

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Or a defective alignment.... That's my vote for causing the bad tire wear
This could be adding to it. I had some pretty serious cupping on the inside edge of my 18" tires. Even though they were borderline in-spec, I think the limits for toe in the rear are too high. My rear camber was at -2.1 to -2.2 on the right side and the toe (in) was like .13". I'm guessing these two combined is what killed my PS3s prematurely. The camber itself wasn't high enough to cause camber wear and the toe itself would have feathered my tire, but I think the two combined with the stiff, low profile tires caused the tire to bounce at freeway speeds.

I bought adjustable camber arms and I'm going to install them (as well as try to get my toe closer to 0) this spring right before I put on my new tires.

Sorry to hijack the thread, but what's a good camber value for a highway driver who occasionally likes to take fast turns? Would -1.0 suffice? -1.5?

EDIT: I think I might also have a bad wheel bearing, but I haven't proved that one yet. Loose wheel bearings are known to cause cupping on the inside edge of wide or dual tires.
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:33 PM   #15
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^^ the wheel bearing was the first thing i thought of. did work to my aunts accord and found out thats what the issue was the tires had just been balanced and checked again to make sure they werent missing weights and i changed the wheel bearings and solved the issue
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:36 PM   #16
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wondering if your control arms were replaced in the process after your accident. i feel like a ball joint might cause those symptoms also. maybe even a tie rod end. had an alignment go bad on my 01 escort zx2 and it tore the bead right off my tire in the middle of an intersection
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If the tires got worn badly, they won't fix themselves. You will need new tires, but I'd wait until the suspension is sorted out firs.
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Entire suspension was replaced on the passenger side, then I believe they had to change everything on the driver side as well because at first there was a bad grinding sound that ended up being something in the trans as well as a wheel bearing
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I had a similar problem. I got all my motor mounts replaced as well as cv axles and my car is fine again. Pop the hood and have someone rev the car up for you and watch and see if the motor has an excessive amount of free play. Mine did for sure.
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If it's a slushbox you can set the parking brake and have someone hold down the brake pedal then shift from drive to reverse and see how much play it has entirely.
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