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Old 11-12-2016, 08:04 AM   #41
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I'm still livid at that cheat from the major chain that sold my DM new struts and alignment on a pristine 30k mile vehicle.
If it works don't fix it.
Wow. That is super slimy. Maybe 50 years ago, but on today's cars. Wow.
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Old 11-13-2016, 07:59 AM   #42
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I have two high performance cars with 40 and 45 series tires that eat tires--no matter how they're aligned. I'm sick of paying $800-$1100 every 20,000 miles for tires, and have sworn off purchasing any more vehicles with low profile tires.
I'm starting to think this way too. I have two performance cars as well. One uses 265/35ZR20's which I recently had to replace at 20,000 miles. Very expensive. They are just so much fun to drive.
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:12 AM   #43
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I have two high performance cars with 40 and 45 series tires that eat tires--no matter how they're aligned. I'm sick of paying $800-$1100 every 20,000 miles for tires, and have sworn off purchasing any more vehicles with low profile tires.

Today's alignment equipment will print out a copy of the alignment numbers, and they color code any wheel/tire that's out of factory specs. That shop should use the printed copy to show you what your vehicle needs. If it's out by much, get the wheel alignment. And have them check your ball joints, tie rod ends, struts and other wear parts while they're at it.

We can get alignments done for half what that dealer's quoting.
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I'm starting to think this way too. I have two performance cars as well. One uses 265/35ZR20's which I recently had to replace at 20,000 miles. Very expensive. They are just so much fun to drive.

The whole thing about low profile tires is they are designed differently.... they are designed to grip much better and as such wear out faster... it has nothing to do with the alignment....


The funny thing is that what was considered 'wide' 30 years ago is now 'standard' on many cars... I had an 87 Firebird Formula which had 235-60-15 tires, which were wide at the time.... but my Pilot has 235-60-18....
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The whole thing about low profile tires is they are designed differently.... they are designed to grip much better and as such wear out faster... it has nothing to do with the alignment....


The funny thing is that what was considered 'wide' 30 years ago is now 'standard' on many cars... I had an 87 Firebird Formula which had 235-60-15 tires, which were wide at the time.... but my Pilot has 235-60-18....
Agree. Tire widths and wheel sizes keep going up. Used to be that 20" wheels were humongous. Now fairly common.
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