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02-17-2011 08:41 PM
Gazza-CH I had this on a VW Golf many years ago, the Garage just set the wheel camber settings to standard, without any consideration to the problem. Within 500 miles it had completely stripped the inner of the front tyres requiring two new tyres. Rather an expensive mistake. I got a local tyre service to check the camber based on the problem which solved it completely. Maybe a second opnion would be a good thing for you too.
08-25-2010 12:41 AM
Richard G
Originally Posted by Magpie
Front left 2mm outer rim, 4mm inner rim
Front Right 2mm outer rim, 3mm inner rim

Rear left 5mm all across (fairly new tyre -5 months)
Rear right 4mm all across

I'd suggest they are "toed in" just a little too much or there is an amount of excess play in either the steering linkage or one or both front hubs

08-24-2010 07:27 PM
stevesroom .Edited by: stevesroom
08-24-2010 07:09 PM
Olliesgrandad Usually wear in the centre of the tread is over inflation and wear on the edges can be under inflation.
Are they good quality tyres - there was a post here recently where someone had a similar problem and one of the tyres had a warped carcase which was causing the vibration.
I wouldn't go to Kwikfit - I would go to Protyre if you have a depot in your area and get the car laser tracked and wheels balanced.
Pete Rochester (from Wrecks to Riches) pointed me in their direction some years ago and won't take vehicles he rebuilds anywhere else.
08-24-2010 05:25 PM

Edited by: stevesroom
08-24-2010 04:41 PM
Front left 2mm outer rim, 4mm inner rim
Front Right 2mm outer rim, 3mm inner rim

Rear left 5mm all across (fairly new tyre -5 months)
Rear right 4mm all across
08-24-2010 04:35 PM

.Edited by: stevesroom
08-24-2010 04:29 PM
Magpie No new tyres. They are due for renewal though as they have worn unevenly on the outer rim. I have had the front wheels balanced recently, after the new discs were fitted. Is is possible for tyres to go 'out of shape' and would this cause vibrations?
08-24-2010 04:26 PM
stevesroom .Edited by: stevesroom
08-24-2010 04:25 PM
Magpie Mainly the vibration is through the whole car, but only when I go above 60-65mph. There is no vibration at all when I brake.
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