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XF wheel alignment probs

Just wondering if any XF drivers of past or present have had problems with keeping the wheel alignment correct. I seem to have an issue with wearing the outside of the front tyres even after a wheel alignment.

Any help/ideas would be great.

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Re: XF wheel alignment probs

I find the inside wearing more than the outside. Are you running stock rims, or aftermarket mags? What size rims and what size tyres? what pressure are you running in the tyres?

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Re: XF wheel alignment probs

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Just wondering if any XF drivers of past or present have had problems with keeping the wheel alignment correct. I seem to have an issue with wearing the outside of the front tyres even after a wheel alignment.

Any help/ideas would be great.

The camber pins frequently move on those old things. Firstly check to see whether the pins are in good condition, IE, threads are ok, and the eccentric cam is not sloppy. If they are stuffed, get some new ones, and make sure the eccentric cam is a nice tight one as some of them from new are crap. Also make sure the new pins are a fine thread, as you can't tighten the coarse thread ones up enough.

If they still move after all that, you will need to spot weld them after the alignment so they can't move at all.

I had to do this to my old XD.

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