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    Thread: who has rear tire scalloping/feathering/cupping problems?

    1. Member euRo_tuner's Avatar
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      06-15-2009 01:14 AM #1
      tire wear similar to this..

      it is happening on the inside of the rear tires..

      at first i thought it was toe issues... but now ive heard its due to possibly suspension components.. tried to get my car on the alignment rack at my school.. failed miserably.. way too low for the rack.. even with bumper offf.

      any suggestions or things to look at? im on fk powertec coils.. alll the way down in the back.. firmess is on like 4.. out 6. 6 being full stiff.



    2. 06-15-2009 01:19 AM #2
      i noticed this when i rotated my tires...i got an alignment right after but the guy told me the rear cant really be fixed, kinda sux but i guess we gotta live with it

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      06-15-2009 01:30 AM #3
      A. lack of rotation
      B. bad shocks/strut
      He didnt have a euro bumper with headlight squirters and he had some crappy tawainese seats with cheap fake suede everywhere in the interior

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      06-15-2009 01:39 AM #4
      Quote, originally posted by AE2058 »
      A. lack of rotation
      B. bad shocks/strut

      staggered

      doesnt seem like the shocks are bad.. they arent bouncy at all..


    5. 06-15-2009 01:42 AM #5
      Check your air pressure. Driving an under inflated tire will do the exact same thing.

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      06-15-2009 01:44 AM #6
      i will..

      but underinflation will cause outside wear on both inner and outter..

      in my case, its just inner.


    7. 06-15-2009 01:47 AM #7
      Possible bent axle?

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      06-15-2009 10:12 AM #8
      every set of tires i've had has made noise, never noticed anything this bad though..

    9. 06-15-2009 10:18 AM #9
      Lowering the rear of a MKIV=negative camber=inner tire wear. You can get some camber shims to correct it, raise it back up, or just deal with it like everyone else with a lowered MKIV.

      Car looks sick btw


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      06-15-2009 10:20 AM #10
      Because we don't have independent rears, there isn't much adjustment available for us and due to the way our axle moves when being low it throws the wheels out of alignment. You could try and use shims but since there's no way to measure it if you cant get it on an alignment rack it will be a big guessing game.
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    11. 06-15-2009 10:22 AM #11
      Every dub I've ever had has done this.

      Rotating the tires with every oil change prevents it from happening, but my experience is that once it happens, you can't get rid of it.

      It's a real PIA. I wonder if the Mark V does this since they went to multi-link rear suspension.


    12. 06-15-2009 10:46 AM #12
      the car is lowered so you have more neg. camber then the stock setup, its gonna happen unless you correct the camber somehow.

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      06-15-2009 10:49 AM #13
      its a solid beam. camber wont change throughout travel

    14. 06-15-2009 11:41 AM #14
      individual toe is not adjustable in the rear. the only thing you could do is shift the whole beem and adjust the total toe. as far as camber is concerned, you shim it to adjust

    15. 06-15-2009 12:04 PM #15
      could this cause the steering wheel to shake? i just rotated my rear tires to the front and front tires to the rear. I noticed this inside "cupping" or uneven wear when i took them off. i rebalanced the tires and got an alignment but the shake is still there, anyone?

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      06-15-2009 12:08 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by Hectordagreat11 »
      could this cause the steering wheel to shake? i just rotated my rear tires to the front and front tires to the rear. I noticed this inside "cupping" or uneven wear when i took them off. i rebalanced the tires and got an alignment but the shake is still there, anyone?

      Swap each wheel for a steelie you know is balanced correctly and try them.

      If that doesn't work you probably have a bent or unbalanced axel.


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      06-15-2009 12:08 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by Hectordagreat11 »
      could this cause the steering wheel to shake? i just rotated my rear tires to the front and front tires to the rear. I noticed this inside "cupping" or uneven wear when i took them off. i rebalanced the tires and got an alignment but the shake is still there, anyone?

      i would imagine the rebalance won't help much, the rubber itself is worn into a pattern that would shake the wheel.


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      06-15-2009 12:23 PM #18
      Wouldn't a bent rear beam cause uneven wear?
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