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Old 08-09-2008, 01:29 PM   #1
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Tire wear

Can anyone tell me why my rear tires are wearing on the inside and outside of the tire both rear tires I checked my air pressure and they both have 40psi and are recomended to take 44psi , this didnt happen with my stock tires why. I didnt change anything but from 15 to17 inch. wheels.


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Old 08-09-2008, 01:52 PM   #2
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Not sure if this is posted in quite the right place.

Inside and outside? Not sure I follow. IIRC, most people run about 32 PSI. The 44 you see on your sidewall is the absolute maximum, I think.

If it were overinflated though, you'd have a lot of wear near the middle of the tread and nothing on the outer edges.
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:12 PM   #3
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mine were REALLY wearing on the inside. Had it aligned on Friday and the car was WAY off. I would have it aligned and see what they say.
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when you have wear on both inside and out it generally means underinflation hows the middle look
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Can anyone tell me why my rear tires are wearing on the inside and outside of the tire both rear tires I checked my air pressure and they both have 40psi and are recomended to take 44psi , this didnt happen with my stock tires why. I didnt change anything but from 15 to17 inch. wheels.
GO BY THE SPEC ON THE DOOR MOST FOCUS RATE AT 32 PSI WHICH YOU SHOULD HAVE IT SET AT BUT IF YOU HAVE AFTERMARKET RIMS ITS BEST TO GO ONLY 2 MORE PSI THEN STOCK SO SET IT AT 34PSI AND CHECK YOU ALINMENT
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:49 PM   #6
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im just guessing on the way you turn corners maybe??
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:06 PM   #7
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Thanks Guys The middle of the tire looks great and I really dont think its the way I drive because most of the time I drive like some bodys grandparent anyway I think Im going to let some air out maybe down to 34pounds or so and check them In a month or so, and if it keeps doing this Im going to have to get it checked out cause my rear tires will be past help by then. but thanks for your help guys.
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Sounds like you need an alignment BAD, inner wear on the rear is caused be a combination of toe and camber being out...
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Yeah I think you may be right but I think Im going to put my 15s back on for a while just to see what happens to them. this was not a problem till I put 17 inch wheels on.
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