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Old 12-27-2014, 12:49 PM
DanInDenver DanInDenver is offline
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Default Tire wear and vibration at speed

Having some odd problems that must add up to something.

2000 LX

Replaced front wheel bearings this past summer as well as installed new pads and rotors on all 4 wheels.

My PS front tire has wear on the outside edge that the other tires don't appear to have.

I notice some slight vibration at speeds of 70/75 and above.

Three weeks ago the same wheel lost a lug nut. I took the wheel off inspected wheel bearings, all seemed ok. When I took the other four lugs off they did seem to come off with less force than I expected. I should have checked their torque before removing but did not. I did replace the missing lug nut. It definitely rotated off as the wheel cap went missing as well.

I did not notice wheel play when I removed but admit I didn't check that as I should have.

Wondering where I should start.

Should I get an alignment, and if so a lifetime, as this may not cure the problem and I will be back for subsequent alignments?
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:54 PM
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The outside edge of the tire is wearing differently than the other tires.

First pic is PS. Second is DS. The outside edge of the PS is flat while the DS shows how every other lug has a step down.

These are GY DT's.
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:08 PM
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:21 PM
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Some of that tire wear is normal for an aggressive tire, but you may want to rotate diagonally (LF to RR) or left-right (the front tires) to shift the tread block wear to the high spot and wear them more evenly. Your tires may also be somewhat underinflated to create that wear pattern. The vibration at speed could stem from the tires needing a balance job. That's more likely than an alignment issue.

I would seek a good one-time alignment from a private shop, rather than a 'lifetime' alignment from a chain joint - depending a bit on price.
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