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Hi guys and girls
Ive recently noticed my right hand front tire is burning up on the outside edge leaving the inside looking like new
Im guessing its the camber but looking at the camber eccentric bolt it looks like its already adjusted to max !
Is there only the 1 adjustment point on them?
 

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Have you lifted the front suspension at all? You should have plenty adjustment left on standard set up.
Toeing in, would cause same effect. ( Track rod adjustment)
 

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No the suspension is standard but has got 22"wheels but cant see that making a difference
 

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If your wheels/tyres have a different rolling diameter from standard this has an effect on geometry. Given that you have some camber, changing tyre size will change the position of the contact patch...
 

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Looking at the tire its almost slick at the outside edge but like new on the inside edge
 

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I would say tracking is out.

You should rotate your tyres front to rear as well at about 12k miles as the fronts do tend to scrub however good the tracking.
 

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You can dial this out a tad with adjustment.....but this is totally down the 22” wheel and tyre you have. If you put it back to 18’s (or oem size) I would bet you any money the problem would go away.

A mate of mine locally has a hunter full alignment machine and I have spent many hours having him explain what is going on with various geometry set ups.... you need a phd to understand him sometimes but I had the exact same issue on my ford custom when I went up in wheel size.

In layman’s (my) terms... the geometry and components were set up for your oem wheels and adding larger ones really shows the weaknesses in the set up. It’s no car and it cannot cope with the extra forces created with larger wheels and they roll over under cornering.

It can be helped with adjustments and running higher pressures.....but you will always experience uneven tyre wear on larger wheels unless you upgrade all sorts of stuff under there to cope and keep it all under control.

Shame you aren’t more local as my mate could defo help... try finding a specialist locally.
 

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Interesting as I bet your 22's O/D is less than my Bf's fitted. But sounds reasonable. I suppose the offset if different may have an effect.
 

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I suppose the wheels could be the problem but if so i would have expected it to be on both front wheels? but the passenger side (same tire fitted at the same time) is fine!
Gona see if i can get if booked in for a check! at least then i can narrow down my search.
 

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If it is just one side, then unless you live in Milton Keynes (roundabouts everywhere), you are right that it it is a suspension alignment issue.
It might be the camber adjustment, but equally the bottom swivel or something bent from hitting a kerb.
 

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but equally the bottom swivel or something bent from hitting a kerb.
That sounds plausable actually! I live in leeds ******* potholes and speed bumps every 50 feet!
 

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Ok update time
I had it in to a garage this morning and was told both camber and tracking was way out!
I had both of these reset by kwikfit 18 months ago! But both securing bolts for the tie rod are seized solid and he said "they havent been moved in years!"
Would i have any grounds for a complaint? bearing in mind its done 12k and ruined a £150 tire,
He also measured the tire depths and showed me that the passenger side is also heavily worn on the outside edge compared to the inside edge so that ones gonna want changing soon too :(
So the next question is how do i free the nuts on the steering rack when the flats to hold it still have rounded off?
 

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I would probably use an angle grinder to cut into the nut almost to the thread and then split the nut.
You will need a new nut and probably a new rod end.
 
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