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Old 11-04-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I have a 2009 wrx with 95, 000 miles on it. I was having issues with vibrations and when I took my tires off I noticed scalloping on the inside of my tires. Could this be from worn out struts? I didn't notice any wheel bearing movement and I'm not sure what else it could be. Any advice?


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Old 11-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
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Yes that would be struts if its cupping. 95k for original struts is over their suggested mileage use too.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:57 AM   #3
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Yea I figured that even if this wasn't the issue that it was time to change them anyways. Hopefully I can find a good write up on how to get to the tops of the rear struts.

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Old 11-07-2013, 01:21 PM   #4
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Yes that would be struts if its cupping. 95k for original struts is over their suggested mileage use too.
There's a suggested mileage on struts? I've got over 140k on my originals, and they don't yet show any signs of wearing out. And I've been wanting them to so I can warrant a replacement.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:24 PM   #5
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Something like 70-90k miles? Sometimes they might not seem worn, but replace them and youll see a nice difference.
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:57 PM   #6
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I'd have the alignment checked before I bought struts...
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:25 AM   #7
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There are a couple of reasons for tire cupping: cheap tires, alignment problems, out of round tires, failing struts or out of balance tires. I would start with checking the quality of the tires. If they were good tires, then I would have them checked for balancing. Depending how bad the cupping, the tires are probably junk. Struts can cause the problem as you stated by not allowing solid contact of the tire on the road, but I would check the least costly things first.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:00 AM   #8
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The tires were bridgestones should have been pretty good. Hopefully I won't have the issue because I bought new rims and tires for winter and new springs and struts. Once I get all of this on I'm taking it in to get my leaky p/s valve fixed and an alignment.
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