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post #51 of 55 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 02:16 AM
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I have no idea why the pressure was so high. I checked it using the pressure gauge at a local gas station (they even charged me for the air!) before we left on the trip and all tires were at 34 psi. I am now wondering if the pressure gauge built into the air pump was inaccurate.

The damage is indeed that narrow strip where the tread meets the sidewall. You can just sort of see the different colours of rubber where the wear is particularly bad. Running my hand over this area I can feel the uneven surface (hence the vibration while driving, I suspect.)
Pressure gauges at servos are unreliable, although some of the digital models with the centrally-located gauge seem to be OK. I have a good quality gauge that I trust.

In one post, you stated that you had regularly swapped-around the tyres. I wonder if this is part of the problem, particularly if the swap is across-sides and this means reversing to direction of rotation. The tyre flexing from the bad camber and reversal would provoke excessive wear.

I try to keep the tyres rotating in the same direction and only swap them every 20,000 km.
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I'm going to bring up this thread again because I think I have some new insight into this problem. I have had problems with inside edge wear and uneven tread block wear since new, even though the wheel alignment was supposedly well within spec. I had new tires put on last weekend because of this after only 56k (34000miles). This time I had them check the alignment with a 450lb load in the car since there is that much or more in the car most of the time. With the car loaded the rear camber and front and rear toe were way off. the front camber was barely in spec. I've ordered camber kits and will get the alignment done LOADED, once the parts are on. I'm guessing that the lighter springs on the 5 passenger cars add to the problem when the cars are heavily loaded. Time will tell if I'm right.
Did your alignment adjustments reduce the inside edge wear?
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Did your alignment adjustments reduce the inside edge wear?
I drive a 2012 kia soul and have to replace my tires about every 14,000 miles because they wear through to the belt. some are in the middle, some are on the edge. Has anyone else had this and how do you fix it. also had alignments done twice
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Here my advice: Just add a shim to fix what is not adjustable like the rear camber of Rondo. It takes an experienced mechanic as young people do not know this technique.

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My Rondo now has an almost perfect while originally it was disastrous alignment.

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I'm going to bring up this thread again because I think I have some new insight into this problem. I have had problems with inside edge wear and uneven tread block wear since new, even though the wheel alignment was supposedly well within spec. I had new tires put on last weekend because of this after only 56k (34000miles). This time I had them check the alignment with a 450lb load in the car since there is that much or more in the car most of the time. With the car loaded the rear camber and front and rear toe were way off. the front camber was barely in spec. I've ordered camber kits and will get the alignment done LOADED, once the parts are on. I'm guessing that the lighter springs on the 5 passenger cars add to the problem when the cars are heavily loaded. Time will tell if I'm right.
I haven't been around here for a while, but I wanted to give an update on this.
First, the bad. The aftermarket rear links were not an easy install and required grinding out the slotted holes for the adjuster cams. There doesn't appear to be a lot of material left to hold the cam bolts on place, plus it added to the installation cost. The camber kits with installation and the wheel alignment ended up more than I paid for the new tires. ( I did get a rebate on the old tires for early wear out though)
The good. At 70,000 km. The new tires are wearing very even and very little. I cannot see any sign of inner edge wear or feathering on the tread. I'm very happy about that.
Would I recommend it? If you are driving loaded a lot and having severe tire issues, I would definitely say put some weight in the car for the alignment. The front camber bolts are cheap, but I would only say do the rear links if camber was way out.


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