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Old 11-14-2002, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default What can I do about this tire wear?

I have 2.5" sprint lowering springs with 18" rims and 215/35/18 tires. Now they dont rub but on the front two tires on the inside of the tires wears faster than any other parts. Should I just get 17"s or is there something I can do or is there a reason its wearing like this??

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Old 11-14-2002, 10:05 PM   #2
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Sounds like the wheel alignment is not matched to what you've done to the car. Solution (?), wheel alignment.

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Old 11-14-2002, 10:08 PM   #3
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Wheel alignment is a MUST after lowering the car.

Sometimes, you may also find you need a camber kit.

I had a lowered 96 SL1 with 17s and never suffered from this....

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Old 11-15-2002, 12:34 AM   #4
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Just inc you don't know camber in the relationship between the tire and the road on the x axis. this means that standing in front of the car & looking at the front of the wheels if you drew a line straight up and down that the camber. If your wheels point in at the top that is negative camber( which sound like your problem).

Now a little bit of negative camber helps you turn corners by keeping your wheels flat on the ground. To much and rour wheels start to run on only the inside of the tire when you are driving straight.

Take your car to an alingment shop and see if they can hellp you. More than likely you will have to buy an aftermarket camber ajuster with such a severe drop. (2.5") thats really low

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