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Offline lbaker

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Potential Alignment Issues?
« on: April 17, 2015, 04:28:28 PM »
Got the new Conti DS's on right after lunch today.  Just a short drive back to the office but wow! what a difference!  Gonna give them a good washing then make a little dinner run with the wife this evening if the weather holds.  Took a good look at the old tires and it looks like there's a bit of uneven wear on the inside tread of the tires so I've set up an appointment for a re-alignment on Tuesday next week.  Not bad considering the tires were made in 2007 and have a little over 40,000 miles on them, but I want the new tires to be right.  You all have been so great with the advise and help I thought I would ask if there is there anything I need to know before I let him do any adjusting?  I'm just a spirited weekend/nice weather driver.  I won't be doing anything on the track.

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Re: Potential Alignment Issues?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2015, 11:08:20 AM »
New tires can be very slick. Be careful for the first few hundred miles.
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Re: Potential Alignment Issues?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2015, 12:03:17 PM »
New tires can be very slick. Be careful for the first few hundred miles.

Indeed - I came out of the shop after I'd had mine mounted and pulled out quickly and nearly went sideways as it was raining!!
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Re: Potential Alignment Issues?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2015, 09:19:38 AM »
Make sure it's a 4-wheel alignment!  If you can't get-R-done.  I have the Rear Caster gauge. :thumbs:

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Re: Potential Alignment Issues?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2015, 01:01:04 PM »
Wear on the inside edge can be wrong toe setting, or more commonly excessive negative camber.
1958 MGA Twincam (race car)
1962 MGA Deluxe Coupe
1969 MGC roadster,
1957 Jamaican bodied MGA
1965 Jensen CV8,
1971 Jensen Interceptor
1969 Lamborghini Islero S
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe
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