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Old 07-18-2009, 12:12 AM   #4
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2009 WRX Hatch


Originally Posted by mav1c View Post
45 PSI is way, WAY to high. I run these tires on my Mazda3 at 35 PSI and have seen very little wear over the ~20K miles I've had them. What your showing in those pics seems more like an issue with your car, than the tires. Something isn't right if you're wearing the inside edges that much more than the rest of the tire.
Do these initial numbers look like it would have caused the wear, specifically the toe? I left out caster because it was right in the middle of spec, and didn't change after the alignment.

First 7000 miles with:

Front Camber: -0.25, -0.21
Rear Camber: -1.02, -1.29

Front Toe: 0.20, 0.20 !!!!!
Rear Toe: 0.22, 0.15 !!!!

After alignment:

Front Camber: -0.29, -0.53
Rear Camber: -1.03, -1.28

Front Toe: 0.02, 0.00
Rear Toe: 0.02, 0.03

The front toe was way out. Would nearly double the max spec of toe (total +0.40 front and +0.37 rear) cause that kind of wear? If so, I'll gladly take back my view on the tires.
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