Originally posted by mbrown42
I noticed tonight that my front tyres are wearing badly on the outside and inside edge. Pressure is 32psi
I have lowered front and rear pedders springs and AU2 XR8 17" rims and tyres.
My car has pulled to the left since new. Ive done about 20000km now and has had 2 wheel alignments done (supposedly) at local Ford dealership.
The center of the front tyres are like brand new.
I do drive fairly hard and corner hard but I dont believe this wear is normal.
Any suggestions on cause of this tyre wear? and do I need to fit caster camber kit and if so what sort?
if the tyres are wearing equally on the inside and the outside edges, then it is almost certainly tyre pressure. 32 psi is a little low in my experience (i was a fitter, aligner, mechanic and then manager at jax) for a falcon.
most car makers recommend a lower tyre pressure because it makes the ride smoother and quieter. try about 34-36 in the front and leave the back at 32. you may need to play around a little to get it right for your driving style. remember to always check them at the same place and at about the same temp.
re the pulling off to one side, the most common cause of this is the tyres themselves. regardless of brand, size, quality, whatever, many tyres have a slightly different rolling resistance and can make the car pull to one side a little. try swapping the tyres from side to side to see if it changes the direction of the pull. unfortunately if you have directional tyres you will need to take it to a place with a tyre machine to get tham flipped on the rims. another option is to rotate front to rear. don't forget to change the pressures!
hopy that lot helps:s5