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Old 07-20-2007, 10:34 PM   #1
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Back tire Premature wear.

Have a Focus LX, with 4 sets of kumho power star tires 185/65/R14.
I've noticed the back tires wear out quicker, but the front ones are good and still have meat on them.

Both front tire threads in the front measures at 6,000 of a second.
The passenger back is the worst one at 3,000 of a second
And the Driver's rear measures at 4,000 of a second

Tires were bought at a promo at Discount Tire Center in Catheral city, CA about a year and 2 weeks ago.

Had a 4 wheel alignment done when I bought the car.

I don't drive the car alot.
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Newly updated information of alignment for My Focus and My Fathers Mazda 6,
Need to know if there programs are outdated,; because the shoppe assumes that there is no alteration that can be done to the alignment... but there is.
There running on Windows 98 which god knows what updates they put in, I assume that Windows 98 is obsolete for Alignment readings and alterations.
Refer to the last page for reading for My father and I's papers.
No alteration were made from the supension or the term U like to call aka"lowering the car".


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Old 07-21-2007, 12:10 AM   #2
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sounds like you have one of those rare rear wheel drive foci...................sriously, no idea why it would eat the rears, esp. with an alignment.
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Ok, I just bought new tires yesterday and had an alignment done today.
But the Alignment, there was nothing to align cuz the car was already straight, it was the same reading since 2006.

My point is Kumho Powerstar 758 are crappy back tires. Good thing I got some store credit from those piece of crap tires at America tires co.

I've learned that theres no such thing as a good tire for 60 dollars.
And would be better of with Kumho Solus KR21
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I've got the same issue with my right rear. It's not the brand of tire with me. I took off Firestones and went with a cheap tire but it's wearing faster than the other three. Never gave any thoughts when I saw the Firestone worn out until I checked the tire the other day. It's only been on since March. Probably 10,000 miles or less.
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Have U don't anything to counter the problem?

And yah it only been a year- 10,000 + miles on it when it worn.
I mean, what the crap gives?

I never had any tire problem on a 95 and 97 escort, but this might be the death of my if I don't get some answers.
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Ok, I just bought new tires yesterday and had an alignment done today.
But the Alignment, there was nothing to align cuz the car was already straight, it was the same reading since 2006.

My point is Kumho Powerstar 758 are crappy back tires. Good thing I got some store credit from those piece of crap tires at America tires co.

I've learned that theres no such thing as a good tire for 60 dollars.
And would be better of with Kumho Solus KR21

Did you get a printout of the alignment settings. If so please post them. Sorry, there really isn't anything "straight" with a focus. The allowable specs are sooooo broad its easy to cause all kinds of problems just being within the allowed specs. If your rear camber is more than -1.5 degrees or if you toe is more than 0.13" (in) you have potential problems. If both the settings exceed the above you do have problems (even though both numbers are within spec. the combo can be a tire eater). Alignment techs are not aware how sensitive the rear of a focus is to incorrect alignment. Unfortunately, you have to tell them.
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Sure I have the Alignment documents, give me a minute.
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These are Current 2007 done today at Auto Hobby Shop.
*Note* That they were the same as 2006's readings.
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I can't make it out at all.
But this is it..... so what the crap does it mean?
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had the same problem but i have the H&R cup kit my toe was horrable i had 2 get 2 new rear tires after 12,000 miles it was crazy so they re aligned it so it should be fine but i dont know thats wierd if your car is in line than it shouldnt be wearing like that
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