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      10-12-2018, 04:28 PM   #1
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Excessive inner wear on front tires

When working under the car I noticed that both front tires have excessive inner wear. The back tires are in good shape and were installed at the same time. What would cause this? What do I need adjusted? Are the tires toast?
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Could be your toe is off or could be you like taking on ramps really fast.
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Too much toe in, get an alignment.
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When working under the car I noticed that both front tires have excessive inner wear. The back tires are in good shape and were installed at the same time. What would cause this? What do I need adjusted? Are the tires toast?
You can solve this problem by installing M3 control arms. They have a natural .75 negative camber and therefore do not allow for uneven wear like you are seeing on your tires.

If you are over 100,000 miles, do the tie-rods while you are in there.
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Last time I checked you can still adjust toe with M3 control arms. I recommend them as well but the tire wear fix would come after the alignment.
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Too much toe in, get an alignment.
False; inner tire wear comes from too much toe out.
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You can solve this problem by installing M3 control arms. They have a natural .75 negative camber and therefore do not allow for uneven wear like you are seeing on your tires.
You have no idea what you are talking about.
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Looks to be result of too much toe out / negative camber or both on front wheels
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So I took the car in for an alignment and got some curious feedback. They said my camber was off and they couldn't adjust it. They said the springs were worn out and needed to be replaced. I thought that springs had a longer life expectancy. My car only has around 62K on it. I know the front shocks are probably due, but I thought I was good with just reusing the springs when I did the shock replacements. Are these guys full of it or could the springs really need replaced? They did align everything else though, so hopefully that will slow down the inner tire wear.
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Post a pic of the new alignment sheet.
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Post a pic of the new alignment sheet.
No prob. I'll post a pic when get home this evening.
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They're idiots.

Go to a new shop.
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They're idiots.

Go to a new shop.
I had a feeling that was the case. What exactly do you disagree with? I'm still trying to narrow down what needs corrected.
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What exactly do you disagree with?
Everything they told you.
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Post a pic of the new alignment sheet.
Here is the print out they gave me.
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cant read that
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cant read that
Hmm. Wonder if the app down grades the quality. Here it is again zoomed in a bit. Not sure if this one worked either. I upload from my computer later.
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cant read that
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Here is a link to the pic. Sorry the app uploads crap quality images.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZNyQCrgfUT68oyjk9
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Omg, you paid money for that alignment!? Come on Corey...

Your "after" numbers look worse than most peeps "before" numbers.
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Omg, you paid money for that alignment!? Come on Corey...

Your "after" numbers look worse than most peeps "before" numbers.
Thay sucks. I'm not very knowledgeable about alignments. Guess I'll have to go elsewhere to get it done correctly. What are the correct specs I need?
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So had the car checked by another shop and not surprisingly they found the car's alignment was jacked up. I took the proof the the original shop and got a reluctant refund. Wil be getting it corrected tomorrow.
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