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Old 08-Nov-2005, 04:54 PM
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Bad Camber Wear Tires

I didn't do an alignment and now my tires have some pretty bad camber wear (the thread stuff is exposed) - but the rest of the tire is in great condition. Is it in the danger zone, or can I flip them around and get some more use out of them?
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Old 08-Nov-2005, 05:06 PM
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if they are not directional you can make them switch sides, and get a little bit of use out of them

if they are directional, you can get them unmounted and remounted the other way and slap them on and get a little bit of use out of them

either way, i suggest just buying new tires becasue bad tires are very unafe for you and others on the road
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Old 08-Nov-2005, 06:35 PM
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just get an alignment..

and if it's needed a camber kit
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Old 08-Nov-2005, 06:46 PM
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if you wanna run the possiblilty of a blow out on the highway by all means go for it. But i dunt think its a good idea
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Old 08-Nov-2005, 07:43 PM
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like everyone said.

get an alignment and camber kit and buy new tires

its cheaper in the long run because you dont want to be spending 400+ on new tires all the time
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get an alignment first, your toe could be off. mine was and it was eating my tires really bad.
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Originally posted by SaYjAiBaO
get an alignment first, your toe could be off. mine was and it was eating my tires really bad.
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Re: Bad Camber Wear Tires

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I (the thread stuff is exposed)

can I flip them around and get some more use out of them?
No Way...buy new tires.
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Old 09-Nov-2005, 09:31 PM
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Is it the front tires only?

If so you're probably looking at an alignment and some new rubber. Otherwise, it will most likely be camber/alignment/tires...or just raise your car back to stock height and cut your losses.
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Old 09-Nov-2005, 11:19 PM
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if you can see the threading then no...

if they're directional you can always get them flipped on the rim... for next year...

either way in this case if you can see the thread then get new tires...
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Set toe to zero and you are find for the next set of tires.

People should really call it toe wear.
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Old 10-Nov-2005, 10:49 AM
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I switched to my winters - alignment's OK with these.

Looks like I might have to lose the front tires since the thread's exposed.

So, does this mean I have to do an alignment twice a year - once when I put my summers on , and once when I put my winter on?
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shouldnt really need an alignment when switching rims/tires
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Old 10-Nov-2005, 09:24 PM
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dude, i had the same problem with my tired, thread exposed and i wiped out on a slow turn when it was raining just cause my tires had like zero traction.
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Old 11-Nov-2005, 01:35 PM
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Since my winters seem OK right now... should I align now, or when I put the summers back on?
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Whats meant by exposed tread? Or are you talking about the meatl strapping/belting if so replave them asap.

There is no hope in swapping the tires to the other side at this point.
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