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Old 04-28-2003, 01:51   #1 (permalink)
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AUIIXR8 front tyres scrubbing out - Advice

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My ute has done 27,000 k's since new and after my the service on my other AU came up with badly rooted front tyres I thought I should check mine out.

As it happens the lucky fellow I am, these fronts are scrubbed out on the inside quite badly.

I had it serviced at the prescribed service interval but not at Ford and MIDAS West Ryde did the work.

I checked over hte paperwork and wheel alignment was ticked meaning it was checked and found to be satisfactory and nothing was mentioned to me when I went to pick it up.

The car has now done 10,000+ k's and now the front tyres are rooted.

Who is liable here..Ford, MIDAS, me? What are your thoughts on this?
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Old 04-28-2003, 02:55   #2 (permalink)
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Tyre rotation is important with the AU's. Ive seen heaps of them wear badly on the front inner or outter walls, and unfortunately I would assume that you are liable (It sucks i know, but what can you do)!
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rotate tyres as au111xr6vct said but at 5000 km and run tyres at approx 36 to 38 psi pressure. also it may need camber kits fitted.
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Yep, most alignment places will check your tyres at 1500km for free and adjust alignment if necessary. 10000km is the normal alignment interval. i have learned the hard way that tyre rotation and inflation to 36-40 psi is the only way to keep the tyres going for more than 30000km. Basically, this means you must wear the cost of new tyres etc. (pun intended)

And a camber/caster kit will help too. Just make sure you get the shim type, as the K-mac type is just as good. Doesn't make sense? You must have missed that ripper discussion then! Basically both kits work well, it just depends what you prefer.
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Thanks guys, it wasn't exactly what I wanted to hear but at least I know what I need to do to get some more life out of them.

IS this a common thing brought on buy the use of low profile tyres or did I just get unlucky this time? Are Holdens the same for tyre wear?
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It's also a problem with all E-series as well. Kits help, as does higher tyre pressures.

A great help is to find someone who will take the *time* to align the bloody thing properly too. makes a big difference, as I feel (from experience) that Ford have set the tolerances too wide.

Try to get both camber and caster as equal as possible (don't skimp), and get the right toe.

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What about the left toe? Lol.

It is a result of the lower profile/wider tyres, and also lowered suspension, as well as the way you drive the car. I hammer mine, so my camber is set quite aggressively to help prolong tyre life and reduce feathering on the outside edge. I get it checked every 2500kms, with an alignment done every 10000km (or at 2500 if it needs it). $30 every few months can save replacing $500 to $1000 worth of rubber every year!
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