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Rear Tires Worn on Outside?

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#1 daja


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Posted 21 November 2004 - 09:19 PM

Doing a visual on my rear tires and noticed they are worn excessively on the outside of the tire. Insides are still almost new. This is on both rear tires.

Is this an alignment problem? Can I adjust the rear towers in anyway to compensate or better bringing to a dealer (don't trust them anymore).

Something bent? I folded my rear seats and filled the whole back of the sube with booze up to almost the roof. Could this have bent or misaligned something? There is no roughness in driving so I hope nothing like the axle is bent. No accidents or sliding into curbs either.

Could this possibly this be normal? I searched and others seem to have wear on insides in the rear and not the outside.


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Posted 21 November 2004 - 09:45 PM

Excess wear on the outside of the tires is usually caused by an improper alignment, specifically, too much positive camber.

I'd suggest getting a 4-wheel alignment done at a good alignment place. Should cost you around 60-70 USD.

#3 86subaru


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Posted 21 November 2004 - 10:37 PM

my 97 outback on all 4 tires the outter tread was wearing badly

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 10:04 AM

Have an alingment, then make sure to rotate your tires every 6500 miles. You didn't say what year of Subaru, but on the 00 and newer Outbacks the rear tires will start cupping if not rotated. Then when they are rotated to the front the cupping will cause steering wheel shake at highway speeds.

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 01:00 PM

Thanks for the replies. My car is a '00 Forester. Recommended to bring to Sube dealer to align? Or any reputable shop will do?

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 03:40 PM

Any reputable tire shop should be able to do it for you.

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 04:08 PM

Alignment info should be in your owners handbook. Don't trust the tire shop blindly on this.

I think it sounds like too much toe-in on the rears. Factory setting is 0mm, with a tolerance up to 3mm inward.

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