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Old December 24th, 2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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uneven tire wear

I have a problem. I just noticed that on my rear driver's side tire there is uneven tread wear. (ie... the tire has 3 sections and the innermost section is completely bald, while the middle and outer section of the tire still have tread left in it.) Can someone tell me what is going on? Is my suspension messed up? Btw, the car has 110,xxx and I'm on stock suspension.

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Old December 24th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #2
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get an alignment! jeez
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Old December 24th, 2008, 03:13 PM   #3
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Rotate your tires every other oil change (5-8000 miles)

Get an alignment and set your toe to 0 degrees, everything else the mechanic should know.
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Old December 24th, 2008, 03:48 PM   #4
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the thing is, its only happening on the rear driver's side tire. the rear passenger side tire is fine.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 11:33 AM   #5
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alignment, rotate tires and dont do heavy acceleration that much cuz that causes the inside to wear faster.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 03:24 PM   #6
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Overinflation
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Old January 5th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #7
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Overinflation

I second that, sounds like classic over inflation, camber or toe would wear other areas of the tire, like the outside edges.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 12:42 PM   #8
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^^ if you have negative camber, it'll wear the inside edge of the tire first. that's what happens to all of my tires. without the presence of camber, over inflation should only result in premature wear in the middle of the tire.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #9
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Thats what I was referring to, wasn't too clear in my first post, didn't mean the outside of the tire just a typo, but the inner edge, thanks for clearing that up!
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Old January 6th, 2009, 07:49 PM   #10
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Old January 10th, 2009, 01:40 PM   #11
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ok, I do overinflate all of my tires. I set it at 33psi instead of 30psi. So I should get an alignment, rotate the tires, and set the tire pressure to 30psi and I should be fine?

Another thing is, since the rear tires treadwear is messed up, the problem is my fronts have Kumho Ecsta ASX, but I hate these tires (80% tread left). The rear have 2 Yokohama tires and there isn't much tread left, so I have to replace it soon. Thing is, I don't like the Kumhos so I might get another brand for the rear. Is this a good idea, or should I just buy the same Kumhos for the rear like the front?

Thanks for your helps guys
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Old January 10th, 2009, 02:38 PM   #12
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its not a problem running different brand tires, just as long as they are all the same size.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 11:26 AM   #13
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Running different tires is ok, but make sure the front 2 match each other, and the rear 2 match. Look into some nitto neo gens, good budget tires-discount tire direct sells them. 33 psi is fine, I run 35, at the dealer we set them at 32. Thats not enough over inflation to cause wear problems. Neo gens are designed for negative camber as well, and they do wear even, mine is not out a lot, but its is out a tad since I went lower.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 12:50 PM   #14
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i second that for the Nitto Neogens, good tire if your on a budget
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Old January 12th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #15
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Check your camber when you get your alignment
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Old January 12th, 2009, 09:22 PM   #16
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know where i can find neo gens? the discount tire in atl doesn't carry them. also anyone ever tried goodyear eagle GT tires?
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Old January 17th, 2009, 08:22 PM   #17
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Ok, something to think about. I have 114k on my 99 cpe, and I just had to have the driver side front upper tyrod and ball joint replaced. If you try to move your wheel by pushing in the top and bottom of the wheel, it should always be tight, no to very little movement. Mine was moving alot, if you've ever seen a car on the side of the road with the tire jammed up in the wheel well or completely off. Its from that part breaking. Mine did not break, luckily I caught it before it did. Believe me you don't want one of those to break when your driving. At least check it out, cause I was having the same wear issue before I had it fixed.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #18
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Order online.....

yes a ball joint can cause wear problems, you will also hear clunking over bumps in the front. In PA they are part of state inspection.
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Old January 18th, 2009, 02:26 PM   #19
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see i never noticed the clunking sound, my cuz discovered the problem when he was replacing one of my calipers.
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Old January 18th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #20
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I should have been more specific, UPPER ball joints will clunk depending how bad it is. Mine clunked. Most honda start needing suspension parts after 100k, ball joints and end links mostly tho, we see a lot of those, and rear wheel bearings are famous on out cars.
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