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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 11:17 PM
vandal835
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The stock Comp t/a tires on the 95 Impala were very worn on the inside of the front tires.

What could cause this? The car doesnot have alot of miles on it.

Does the weak idler arm make the tires wear like this?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-20-2004, 01:21 AM
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Check the front end parts (i.e. idler, centerlink, etc), and have the alignment checked.

Excessive negative camber or (far more likely) too much toe out can cause the tires to wear like that.
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-20-2004, 07:27 AM
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I had the same problem or worse my tires looked good on the ouside but on the inside the tread was gone some mettal was actually starting to show. I thought it use to rub on the frame or something when I turned to much but all I needed was an alignment. I had to replace the tires and my wallet is hopeing that the problem was fixed.
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-20-2004, 10:18 AM
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after several years of perfect wear, in 8000 miles from last fall through march I had the same symptoms.

The alignment guy said it was neg camber due to my sagging front springs.

If this is your case, ask to sit in the driver's seat while they align it. Guys have had measured results with and without driver so it is worth it.

-PJ
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-20-2004, 10:31 AM
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I have the stock tires aswell, with 7 almost 8k miles on them. How do I notice if my tires are doing the same?
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 12:17 PM
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If the inside wear is severe, I would first check front wheel bearing adjustment (lift wheel up and push in on top and pull out on bottom of tire and then repeat in reverse order) and lower ball joints for play (both ball and stud).
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 01:04 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by PJ Gross:
The alignment guy said it was neg camber due to my sagging front springs.
I'm tempted to call BS on this statement. Don't our cars have backwards camber curves as the suspension compresses?
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 01:14 PM
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Yes, our camber curve is backwards (i.e. compression causes POSITIVE camber) until you get severely compressed.

That said, it is possible to align it so that negative camber becomes an issue....
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 01:15 PM
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I had the exact same problem. I just upgraded everything to a Moog front end kit. Not it's perfect and it also firmed it a bit in corners.
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 01:32 PM
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Also : I'll add that while sagging SPRINGS wouldn't cause negative camber, a sagging FRAME would cause it.
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