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Tire Advice And Suspension Question


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Hi Everyone,

Stupid question, but I wanted to see what all the expert's advice are. The alignment on my 99 C2 Coupe is pretty bad. I took the car in for its 45k checkup and they noticed that the inside of the rear tires were almost bald! Because they didn't have the tires that were already on the car (Sumitomo....from previous owner) available, I didn't get the tires changed yet.

I the meantime, I got the car back and checked out the front tires. There's a good amount of life left on them, but the inside of the tires have less tread that the outer......again, a decent amount of tread left. My question is:

Do you think I should change out all 4 tires (want to get Bridgestone Potenza) or just the rears (stay with Sumitomo) and rotate the front? Of course, I'm going to do a 4 wheel alignment, as well.

Regarding suspension, is there a typical mileage point that everyone replaces their shocks/struts? I'm uncertain if the previous owner changed them out, but the car still seems pretty stable.

Thanks!

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Hi,

The last owner of your car might have added camber for track use. The

tires will wear out quicker on the insides with a track setup. You

may want to get the car aligned for a steet setup if you are

not going to track it. Then the tires will last longer.

Paul

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Hi,

The last owner of your car might have added camber for track use. The

tires will wear out quicker on the insides with a track setup. You

may want to get the car aligned for a steet setup if you are

not going to track it. Then the tires will last longer.

Paul

Thanks! Great point! I do believe the previous owner tracked the car a bit. I'll get the shop to confirm this and set it up for street use.

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