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    Veteran Member Three Rings ratherb1's Avatar
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    front tire wear both front tires bald on outside edge why?

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    so i replaced my CA's about 6-7 months ago and got my alignment done but i just had to replace both my front tires
    because the were so bald on the outside edge the metal was showing all the way around and was wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem and why its happening i searched and some ppl were saying inner TRE's but i wanted to ask the experts what will cause this BOTH front tires bald on outside edge inner part of front tire was great rear tires also in great condition

    tires were toyo versado
    -----Romie------C5-A6-2.7TSTAGE 1-ST-TSW

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    if they did alignment and still you get wear then possibly you need to replace the control arms , tie rods etc,
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    Veteran Member Three Rings ratherb1's Avatar
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    ^^^^^^they did the control arms and i think TRE's and after i got an alignment
    -----Romie------C5-A6-2.7TSTAGE 1-ST-TSW

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratherb1 View Post
    ^^^^^^they did the control arms and i think TRE's and after i got an alignment
    this may be generic but have you checked if the tires are properly inflated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.7taudi View Post
    this may be generic but have you checked if the tires are properly inflated?
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    Veteran Member Three Rings ratherb1's Avatar
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    air pressure was good i always checked it ...... ok so this doesnt seem like something that happens too much
    -----Romie------C5-A6-2.7TSTAGE 1-ST-TSW

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    It sounds like they botched your alignment.

    Did they provide you with a before and after print out?

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    they gave me a print out but i dont think i have it anymore i got the alignment done at townfare tire
    -----Romie------C5-A6-2.7TSTAGE 1-ST-TSW

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    Well there's your problem there hacks, I used to be one I've seen guys there bang on the sensors to get them to read in spec and shit they're a joke.

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    ^ I was kinda thinking the same.

    They probably just set your toe and didn't touch the camber.

    An alignment is not something you skimp on.

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    I'd go back and complain, there should be some kind of warranty on the tires. Especially since you had purchased them, mounted and balanced, and aligned all at town fair, I can't imagine that they wouldn't help you in some way, even a pro-rated replacement or something.
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    Veteran Member Three Rings ratherb1's Avatar
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    i found the print out can anyone tell me if its good?


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    -----Romie------C5-A6-2.7TSTAGE 1-ST-TSW

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    I only have limited knowlege of this but to me it looks like the guy messed up. Everything that is red is unacceptable?

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    The red is all on the before picture. It looks in spec, so theoretically it's all good...Assuming, of course, he set the machine properly and used the proper spec in the computer.

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    Alignment Specifications

    Front Axle Suspension Sport Rough terrain Rough terrain Level control
    (1BA, 1BH, suspension suspension suspension system
    1BP, 1BC) (1BE) (1BB) (1BT, 1BJ) (1BG)
    Camber -50'25' -105'25' -35'25' -45'25' -50'25'
    Maximum permissible 30' 30' 30' 30' 30'
    difference between
    sides
    Toe per wheel 10'2' 10'2' 10'2' 10'2' 10'2'
    (adjustment value in
    start position)
    Toe per wheel (control 10'5' 10'5' 10'5' 10'5' 10'5'
    value in start position)
    Toe constant per wheel 7'2' 7'2' 7'2' 7'2' 7'2'
    (setting)
    Toe constant per wheel 7'7' 7'7' 7'7' 7'7' 7'7'
    (control value)
    Toe-out angle at 20 130'30' 130'30' 130'30' 130'30' 130'30'

    Rear Axle
    Camber -40'30' -40'30' -40'30' -40'30' -40'30'
    Maximum permissible 30' 30' 30' 30' 30'
    difference between
    sides
    Toe per wheel +8'5' +8'5' +8'5' +8'5' +8'5'
    Maximum permissible 10' 10' 10' 10' 10'
    deviation from
    longitudinal axis of
    vehicle

    They have too much toe in! Here is the proper alignment specs from all data.

    Sit Down, take a look at it, take it apart, and FIX it!

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    too much toe will do that to you and you have 2x as much as permissible.

    Also, camber is not adjustable in our cars except for evening it out between wheels by means of shifting the whole frame and making is equally bad on both sides.

    Now, the 100 point question. How was the car aligned? Did the tech put your AR into Level 2 and locked the suspension from changing? And what level are you usually driving at? Always make sure the staff knows how to handle the car and ensure it is at the level you're normally drive at most of times to get the toe right as toe changes with levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siricospeed View Post
    Alignment Specifications

    Front Axle Suspension Sport Rough terrain Rough terrain Level control
    (1BA, 1BH, suspension suspension suspension system
    1BP, 1BC) (1BE) (1BB) (1BT, 1BJ) (1BG)
    Camber -50'25' -105'25' -35'25' -45'25' -50'25'
    Maximum permissible 30' 30' 30' 30' 30'
    difference between
    sides
    Toe per wheel 10'2' 10'2' 10'2' 10'2' 10'2'
    (adjustment value in
    start position)
    Toe per wheel (control 10'5' 10'5' 10'5' 10'5' 10'5'
    value in start position)
    Toe constant per wheel 7'2' 7'2' 7'2' 7'2' 7'2'
    (setting)
    Toe constant per wheel 7'7' 7'7' 7'7' 7'7' 7'7'
    (control value)
    Toe-out angle at 20 130'30' 130'30' 130'30' 130'30' 130'30'

    Rear Axle
    Camber -40'30' -40'30' -40'30' -40'30' -40'30'
    Maximum permissible 30' 30' 30' 30' 30'
    difference between
    sides
    Toe per wheel +8'5' +8'5' +8'5' +8'5' +8'5'
    Maximum permissible 10' 10' 10' 10' 10'
    deviation from
    longitudinal axis of
    vehicle

    They have too much toe in! Here is the proper alignment specs from all data.
    is this for 2001 a6 i have an A6 (if that matters)
    thanks for your help you guys have been very helpful as usual
    -----Romie------C5-A6-2.7TSTAGE 1-ST-TSW

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    It is for the 2000. 01 is the same.

    Sit Down, take a look at it, take it apart, and FIX it!



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