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Old 07 Jan 2013, 10:16 am
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My passenger side front tyre keeps scuffing out on the outer edge, over the past three years i have had new bushes, bearings, control arms, ball joints and computer alignment but tyre still wearing on outer edge, I am also carrying out regular tyre pressure checks but no change.

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Old 07 Jan 2013, 11:16 am
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I would guess thats due to wrong camber adjustment? (Vertical adjustment of the wheel).
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Old 07 Jan 2013, 11:47 am
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You spelled tires, Tyres so when you say passenger side are you referring to the left or right hand side of your PT? Referencing to either a right or left hand drive vehicle?

I find it unusual that shops doing your alignment did not detect any out of specifications or worn parts. Depending on my questions in your specific driving area what is the road camber angle like? Have you ever observed a motorcycle to see if the rider tends to lean a little more towards on direction on a seemingly straight road? Have you examined any other vehicle that reside close to you or ask anyone if they have similar tyre (tire) wear conditions?

slightly applies to cars and trucks but good reading?
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/pls/porta...1/35159702.PDF


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Old 07 Jan 2013, 02:15 pm
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You spelled tires, Tyres so when you say passenger side are you referring to the left or right hand side of your PT? Referencing to either a right or left hand drive vehicle?

I find it unusual that shops doing your alignment did not detect any out of specifications or worn parts. Depending on my questions in your specific driving area what is the road camber angle like? Have you ever observed a motorcycle to see if the rider tends to lean a little more towards on direction on a seemingly straight road? Have you examined any other vehicle that reside close to you or ask anyone if they have similar tyre (tire) wear conditions?

slightly applies to cars and trucks but good reading?
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/pls/porta...1/35159702.PDF


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Old 07 Jan 2013, 04:30 pm
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Well, that 's easy ! Think about something common these days: roundabouts. Which tyre suffers the most ? Yes, front outside. So passengers side. I guess you take your roundabouts too fast which makes that tyre wear faster.
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Well, that 's easy ! Think about something common these days: roundabouts. Which tyre suffers the most ? Yes, front outside. So passengers side. I guess you take your roundabouts too fast which makes that tyre wear faster.
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Old 08 Jan 2013, 08:14 am
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The worn tyre is on the left, I drive down a slight incline before turning in and parking on my drive which may cause some wear but having said that I have tried to eliminate it by reversing onto the drive, I have not spoken to any of my neighbors about it but will do.

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