wheel alignment

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 15:22
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I'm having drama's with my Rodeo 02 3.0lt rubbing out the inside drivers front tyre the rest are O.K. Let the dealer know on every service about the problem from 5,000 km and every time they say the same thing that theyr'e on spec. The original BFG 691's lasted 39,000km with tyre rotation every 8-10,000k. Have just put a new set on from an independent source who I explained my drama to and he checked the alignment 'A' O.K. and said to come back after 1000km and he'd do a tread depth check. Result was 1mm out rubbing in the same place. Should I be getting the camber set up checked or am I barking up the wrong tree. The Holden crew are shedding the same amount of light on the problem as a candle in the wind
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Reply By: Mrs Diamond - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 15:33

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 15:33
its in specs biggest mistake.
its obvious it needs some +camber on the left.go to a wheel aligner that is prepared to align out of specs i rarely ever aligned a car in spec.
if the pasanger tyre is wearing ok get them to check the total toe on the front give it half a degree more + camber on the right and reset the toe to where it was then keep an eye on it.
most wheel aligners(not all) wouldnt know what an aligment is.
young kids with 5 minutes training told if its in specs it has to be right.
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 18:08

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 18:08
I would recommend you go to a place that only does suspension & steering, if you are in Sydney, Heasmans at St Peters, thats all they do. If not in Sydney a place similar in your area. The trouble with most tyre outlets is they don't cater for 4x4.

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Reply By: Davoe - Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 15:15

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 15:15
Are you sure it is not a valiant. If I had got 39,000 out of a set of front tyre on my val I would have been stoked! seriosly though try a front end alighnment specialist. It sounds as if your service guys dont care
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Reply By: Moz - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 23:11

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 23:11
First thing first, the trim height at the front must be set to specs (adjusted by the torsion bars) before anything else is looked at. Then work out the normal load during regular driving. If the car is usually driven 1-up with a driver over 100kg, it may be worth aligning the wheels with some ballast in the driver's seat.
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