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Old 11-22-2002, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default Why do tires scallop/cup on inside or outside edge? Alignment or balance. Which one's the culprit?

Both of my fronts are cupping on the inside edge. Independent shop did an alignment, I wasn't happy and they gave me a refund. My ****ty-*** Nissan dealer can't do alignments on 18s so they are useless.
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Old 11-22-2002, 11:27 AM   #2
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Default alignment

too much camber if i remember correctly? toe, if not.
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Old 11-22-2002, 11:38 AM   #3
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Default This might help you.

My guess is they are probably scalloped and it is due to to much toe-out. toe-in would wear on the outside edge.<ul><li><a href="http://www.metropark.com/safewaytire/tireware.html">http://www.metropark.com/safewaytire/tireware.html</a</li></ul>
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Old 11-22-2002, 11:39 AM   #4
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Default Why are you getting an alignment already?

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Old 11-22-2002, 11:42 AM   #5
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Default if it's feathered across the tire then, inside = toe out, outside = toe in. more tire info. -->

If it's just the edge then, inside = too much neg. camber and outside = pos. camber, which is rare and I'm not sure that you could with an Audi. It would have to be way out of spec.

go to the alignment section:<ul><li><a href="http://www.discounttiredirect.com/right_help.html">http://www.discounttiredirect.com/right_help.html</a</li></ul>
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Old 11-22-2002, 11:47 AM   #6
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Default Could also be bad/worn tie rod ends.

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Old 11-22-2002, 11:50 AM   #7
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Default On a brand new Z?

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Old 11-22-2002, 12:03 PM   #8
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Old 11-22-2002, 12:04 PM   #9
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Old 11-22-2002, 12:05 PM   #10
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Default Because it was pulling to the right just a bit. Seems to afflict a lot of Zs...

and I was trying to do something about it.
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