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Old 08-04-2004, 03:05 AM   #1
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Lightbulb stupid noob question...

So I rotated my tires last weekend. WhileI had them off I washed them and cleaned the inside. Anyway, when I put them back on I made sure to put all the Subaru logos facing up. I noticed today they're all out of whack again.

Is there something wrong with my transmissions or gear ratios?
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Old 08-04-2004, 04:09 AM   #2
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first, are you serious? it is late and i may have mistaken this for post horing?
second, if you are takng a left and turn, the passenger side tire has to spin faster to keep with the car because it is covering more ground. so unless you just drove in a straight line all the time, the logos will never be all in the same spot, unless by a huge fluke.
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Old 08-04-2004, 04:11 AM   #3
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Default no need to worry

Well i'm quite a new member myself however i'm pretty sure theres nothing wrong with your car. If you think about it when you go around a corner the outside wheel during the corner will be making more revolutions than the wheels on the inside of the corner. This can cause then to not line up when you look at them again after driving. Please correct me if i'm wrong but I'm pretty sure that with a WRX the amount of power ratio to the front wheels is in a perfect 1:1 ratio. There is more power being delivered to the rear so if you chirp the tires off lets say a start then the rear wheels will spin more than the front. I'm not claiming to know anything of this for sure so if someone with greater knowledge could pick apart my post

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Old 08-04-2004, 04:25 AM   #4
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well hes not a new member, hes been here over a year.
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Old 08-04-2004, 04:34 AM   #5
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Holy Noob question Batman. Tell me you're not serious.
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:17 AM   #6
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ok, I think this goes up for the n00b of the year award

and no, there is nothing wrong, the tire on the outside of the turn has to travel further than tire on the inside, very very very simple

ProjectL: no, the WRX does not have a perfect 50:50 split at all times
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:20 AM   #7
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you need a new transmission. your car is teh broke...

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Old 08-04-2004, 10:24 AM   #8
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:31 AM   #9
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:34 AM   #10
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The ONLY time ANY of your wheels would line us is if you were driving an old muscle car (or occasionally a newer drift/drag car) with a locked diff, and even then only the back two would align....kinda pointless....
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:43 AM   #11
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It's fine.

Now try that on a 18-wheeler.
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:43 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by boostaddict
So I rotated my tires last weekend. WhileI had them off I washed them and cleaned the inside. Anyway, when I put them back on I made sure to put all the Subaru logos facing up. I noticed today they're all out of whack again.

Is there something wrong with my transmissions or gear ratios?
Be careful when rotating your tires yourself. You have to get the logo on the tire and the logo on the rim the right way up. If you have dirt inside your tires on a regular basis maybe your tires are on upside down (i.e. the valve stem is not lined up with the hole on the rim allowing dirt to get in). Dirt inside your tire makes it heavier and may be causing one wheel to turn slower.

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Old 08-04-2004, 01:49 PM   #13
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Check your blinker fluid...

or your muffler bearings.
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