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Old 04-01-2005, 11:13 PM   #1
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Inner tire surface is all worn out - they look all chopped. It has been making this weird noise for a while and wonder why it's happening. When getting new alignment done, should I instruct shop to adjust in a certain setting?

This is happening on both of my vehicles... 92 Prelude SI and 02 WRX!
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:16 PM   #2
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:21 PM   #3
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:22 PM   #4
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it is worn out in a way that one section sits higher/lower than other inner surface areas of tires.
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:36 PM   #5
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I think you are describing feathering. Misadjusted toe can cause feathering as well as not enough camber (if you drive like a hooligan). Is it on the inner or outer edge of the tread?
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:58 PM   #6
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inner edge of the tread. I drive my car very slowly
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:47 AM   #7
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Chopped tires are usually due to lack of rotation. Your tires being smooth on the inside are due to either too much negative camber or too much toe out.



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Old 04-02-2005, 06:25 AM   #8
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Get the alignment done and specify '0' toe....a *little*, very little, toe IN is better for tire wear purposes than any toe out....but a little toe out, especially in the rear will make the car 'rotate' better......
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If you can't post pictures, you should post a lot more info.

Like # of miles on the car, # of miles on the struts, tires, # of miles since rotation, air pressure you use (if you've checked it lately), % of freeway driving, etc.......

You'll get the most accurate answers with good pictures.
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What are the symptoms of chopped tires? Low-speed vibration unassociated with braking?

What is the fix?

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