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Old 09-03-2009, 12:17 PM   #1
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Question Tire wear question..

I have the 08 STI with 14k miles - my 1st subby. I had the tires rotated and since then, I've noticed there's a lot of noise off the tires. It sounds like its coming from the front tires. The closest sound comparison I can make is that the tires sound like a 4x4 truck with huge wheels when going 70 mph on the highway.

Should I be concerned? Tires are still in good shape. Can anyone suggest how to check for unusual wear/problems?
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:48 PM   #2
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How much tread is left? What tires are on there? Is the wear nice and even? Some tires get loud as they wear.
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get alignment

get toe set to '0' and MAX negative camber in front
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There's still a lot of tread left, or at least it seems that way to me.. I'll check if the dealer can do alignments.

thanks for the suggestion
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I just got off the phone with service dept from gillman subaru. He said the 08 STIs came with Dunlop tires which are very noisy as they start to wear down. He said if the car is not pulling the noise is normal on those tires.
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