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Old 01-28-2007, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Uneven wear

I got a set of WRX wheels and tires to put on my Legacy GT. The tires are RE950's, and they're completely worn down. I noticed that the left side tires (directional tread, I hate it) are wearing unevenly. They're both wearing the inside a lot faster than the center of the tire. They're inflated properly, so I'm not sure why they're doing this.

I want to buy a new set of tires, and I want either some Advans or Kumho's, Kumho SPT's, KH11's, and MX, and the Advan ES100. Only the KH11's have non-directional tread.

I'm worried that if I get new tires with directional tread, that I'll run into this problem again, especially with a softer tire like the ES100. I'm planning on getting an alignment done when I get the tires mounted and balanced. Should I need to worry about wear in the future?
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Old 01-28-2007, 03:00 PM   #2
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Being directional has nothing to do with it. If you plan on an alignment you'll be fine.

That being said, you are allll over the place in your tire choice...what are you looking for in a tire?
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Old 01-28-2007, 03:09 PM   #3
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....get the toe checked.
This is an alignment issue.

This is NOT a 'directional' issue.

the es100 is NOT-NOT-NOT an 'ADVAN'....it IS junk.
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Old 01-28-2007, 03:13 PM   #4
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....get the toe checked.
This is an alignment issue.

This is NOT a 'directional' issue.

the es100 is NOT-NOT-NOT an 'ADVAN'....it IS junk.
Which is junk? The Yoko ES100 or Advan?

No hijack.

+1 for alignment and fix the toe. Your dragging that tire.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:42 PM   #5
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I just did another check of the car, and I noticed more problems.

Both the front and rear left side tires are wearing the inside fast, and, I get a dragging sound from the rear left when driving. I though it was a brake pad dragging, as the rotors and pads are brand new, but I'm getting fluid coming from my rear Diff, and I think that maybe there's too much difference between the right and left side tires and it's causing my LSD to fail.

What really strikes me as weird is that the wheels and tires the car came with don't show any inner tread wear on any of the tires. Is it possible that running 16"x7" wheels with an ET of +40MM through an alignment skewed the alignment?

I'm gonna have to wait for a while to get the new tires, I'm short on cash right now. >_<
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