[Biturbos4] Re: Alignment
keman at interwolf.net
Tue Jul 26 12:02:01 EDT 2005
I've seen Pilot Sports do that on TT's. I always attributed it to lots of
highway miles on a multi-compound tire. PS's do not wear evenly on the
highway, you have to throw them into the corners a LOT to keep the edges
wearing at a 'normal' rate. What kind of tires are you running and what
type of driving do you usually do?
On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, mike mcclurg wrote:
> Thanks, very informative.
> Actually, cupping may have been a bad choice of words
> on my part. What is really happening is that one edge
> of each section of tread on the inside edge is wearing
> unevenly. What you get is a raised edge next to a worn
> edge all around the tire. So it kind of looks like
> little steps. You actually feel them with your hand,
> more than see them. And then you feel them running one
> way and not the other. Kind of hard to explain.
> --- FChapp at aol.com wrote:
> > Although I no longer do alignments, and not on newer
> > Audis at all, tire
> > cupping is due to one of three things:
> > 1. balance
> > 2. shocks
> > 3 worn suspension components.
> > inside tire wear is due to improper camber,
> > (negative), or due to toe out.
> > Alignment angles will not cause cupping, although,
> > if you remove rubber
> > unevenly due to misalignment, it will cause a tire
> > to become unbalanced.
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