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Rear wheel alignment.

Old 02-04-2016, 05:50 AM
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Arrow Rear wheel alignment.

Hi....the rear wheels on my S seem to slant in at different angles the drivers side more than the passengers. I read some where that this is normal what do u guys think?
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Old 02-04-2016, 07:54 AM
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Notice any abnormal tire wear??
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:17 AM
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I bought it not to long ago and all the tires need to be changed so I can't really tell beacause they are all worn out

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Old 02-04-2016, 02:37 PM
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The toe can be set on the rear wheels. Get a 4 wheel alignment. There are two different configurations for alignment. There's a US and a UK alignment. The UK alignment is a bit more aggressive.
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:57 AM
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Well I went and checked the tire...no abnormal wear
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:36 AM
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Well I went and checked the tire...no abnormal wear
Get the alignment done. It's not that expensive and you should do that (and change all the fluids) once you bought the car. S2000's eat tires (especially rear tires). Get the alignment done. You'll be glad later.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:26 AM
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Get the alignment done. It's not that expensive and you should do that (and change all the fluids) once you bought the car. S2000's eat tires (especially rear tires). Get the alignment done. You'll be glad later.
Oddly KG mine have abnormal front wear from I think too aggressive c orning. My S still wears her original factory installed tires with 22k on the car and the rears easily could go another 5-8k miles.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:21 AM
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OP: your rears look like this: / \ ? some alignment shops will let you sit in the drivers's seat during the alignment to offset your fat a r s e. i opted for this at my last alignment. this could be what you are seeing when there is no weight on the left side of the car. also, you never know how the guy that sold the car to you has the alignment set up until someone measures it. tire wear looks normal? don't sweat it. if you are putting $700-800 of tires on the car, get an alignment and go from there. and...find a guy that knows what he is doing.

chalky: insides of your fronts wearing a little thin? you need an alignment too, especially since you probably have never had one. those Bridgestones were good tires...back in '07. remembering back, it seems my fronts wore the same way before an alignment with my first set of new tires. 9 years is a long time for any tire. get some new ones. don't skimp. and get the alignment with your reduced a r s e sitting in the driver's position AFTER you get the tires...by somebody that really knows what they are doing.

i usually get about 12,000 on the rears and have to change them out 2:1 with the fronts. i have been running Yokohama AD08s and i probably could stand to get something with a little bigger traction number--the ADs are 180--you can go through them quick.

personal opine and because you are my buddy: i knows you say you don't drives too hard down there in sunny F-L-A but you are saying that you corners aggressively. i don't know how much trust i could have in an aggressive movement in an S2000 with 9 year old tires.

the tires on my pickup look great; plenty of tread. i need to look up and see how old they are as i know they are out of date. so, if you read about me winding up in the weeds or or a ditch, go ahead and say it, "he didn't listen to his own advice."
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:15 AM
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BB the tires will get changed by summer. I got a set of rims for her and they need to be color changed before I order the tires and unfortunately I have been busy with other projects. 98% of my driving is with 8 miles of home and actually very slow but I have one or two corners where it is fun to come in hard. I plan to get a 4 wheel alignment when I replace the tires.
Noticed when I took the car out for a short Sunday ride I have a check engine light on. Only thing out of the ordinary I noticed is a slightly high idle at 1000rpm. I have a code reader and am going to pull the code when I get a chance, maybe tonight.
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:07 AM
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900-1000 rpm is quite ordinary for idle.

check your PM.
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Really odd that the CEL lit up as the wife and I had the car out the weekend before for a long, 30 mile run with no issues. The only difference is that Sunday was pretty cold, low 50's, and I was wondering if my modified air cleaner, with 400%+ more open area caused the cel?? Looking forward to getting the code. I know from experience with the car that my normal idle is slightly below 900, maybe 850, and you can hear the engine when it makes that final rpm drop off from 1100/1000rpm to its 850rpm idle. It never made the final drop, it stayed right at 1000rpm all the time, even when I let it sit for 3-4 minutes at idle. I actually did not notice the cel until I was sitting letting her idle in the garage. Other than the idle and the cel you in no way could tell anything was off.
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