[DML] Re: tire wear / front end vibration
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[DML] Re: tire wear / front end vibration



I am kind of surprised that no one has mentioned tire pressure,
     Well, either that or I missed it.  Out here in AZ where the road 
temperaturatures regularly exceed 120, tires don't last as long as 
they should.  We have had club members lucky to get 10,000 miles out 
of a set of Yokohama AVS Intermediates.  All were running 23psi front 
and 25-26psi rear tire pressures.  IMHO this is too low.  I run 31 up 
front and 35-37 out back and have had excellent/even wear to date.  
Ride quality, while noticibly firmer than the lower pressures, has not 
degraded and the car handles as tight as ever.  There are several 
people on the list who have ridden in and driven my car and they can 
attest to this.
     However, I am also running a tire that has a 400 treadwear 
rating.  One of our club members also bought a set of Firestone 
Firehawk Indy 500's with a 500 treadwear rating.  He is enjoying them 
so far and we expect a much longer tire life even in the intense heat 
we experience.

YMMV-ours definitely has!

Matthew
AZ-D VeeP
VIN 16816

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jason Ferrara <jason@xxxx> wrote:
> I forgot to mention those. All the bushings, and the sway bar 
itself,  
> were replaced back in 2001 (about 40k miles ago).
> 
> On Jun 27, 2005, at 2:40 PM, Toby Peterson wrote:
> 
> > Jason - One area that you didn't mention getting new parts or at 
least
> > a thorough inspection of is the front sway bar bushings common to 
the
> > frame and also common to the lower control arms.  These bushings  
> > have a
> > large effect on the caster, braking stability, and basic toe-in
> > alignment.






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