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  • zaken1 10/29/08 1:17 am PST

    If you have installed larger diameter wheels, or bigger tires; this would require using a smaller camber angle setting than the factory spec. Otherwise, it will wear out the inside edges of your tires. If you normally carry a lot of weight in the car; the camber angle would also need to be changed, for the same reason. I have seen cars that create abnormal tire wear at stock camber settings. The only way to fix this kind of situation is to change the camber angle, by experimentation, until you find the angle that makes the tires on your car wear evenly.

    Another thing you should do is to run the highest permissable tire pressures. Michelins usually are rated at a substantially higher pressure than the stock tires that came on the car. So you need to use the max pressure rating stamped on the tire; not the inflation pressure listed on the sticker on the door sill. You should be using AT LEAST 35 PSI, and possibly 2 or 3 pounds more than that. Many stock inflation pressures are less than 29 psi. These low pressures are specified to give a soft ride; but when used on a Michelin, they wear out tires and waste fuel.

    I hope this helps!!!


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