11th June 2006, 16:42
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Originally Posted by mruiz0280
On another thread I had posted that I saw some ususual tire wear on my Goodyear f1 supercar tires, and perhaps you folks and fill me in some knowledge.
I just recently replaced my driver's rear tire about 3 months ago and just yesterday i notice that the inside side of the tire( part facing inside the wheel well) is wearing much faster than the middle of the tire. I checked my front driver's tire and notice that same holds true with that tire as well. I checked the other tires and the passenger side tire is not showing signs of sigficant wear on the inside of the tire.
I know the BMW cars have negative camber. Would it be possible that the bushings are wearing more so on the left side of the car and would need to have them replaced?
Get the car aligned. A good alignment shop can tell you if the bushings are worn. As a matter of fact, mine "refused" to the alignment until I replaced the worn bushings. Get both before and after specs so you can see what changes are made. Many folks prefer a shop with the Hunter alignment machine.
Since I assume you have the same pressures on both sides, the alignment is most likely, either out of spec and/or worn suspension parts. The rear tires will wear a little differently because of the torque loading, but I think it is the right side that wears out first.
BTW, what are your tire pressures? Lots of discussion about that on the board.
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