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    Vehicle : Vectra C estate

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    Engine : Z19DTH

    Year : 2008

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    Hi

    my vec c sri is eating my front tyres on the insides. Its running on factory fit 19" snowies and ive had the tracking done but after 2 months the inside of both tyres have worn down badly.

    Can anybody advise what i can do? as its costing me a fortune

    cheers
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    anybody?

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    i'm not at all technical ,

    but here's my 3 pence worth .

    Balancing ,

    or maybe a bent rod that holds you wheel on at a wrong angle .

    good luck finding the solution ,

    them tyres ain't cheap .

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    Geometry.
    Tracking is only one part of it…

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    Get a Hunter alignment done...

    www.alignmycar.co.uk.

    I had mine done recently and was amazed by the kit they use... Sensors attached to all wheels and lasers pointed at the car!

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    Your probably best to speak to a fitter at a good tyre place...if you know of one.
    I had a tyre that was really badly worn on the inside on our other car and the guy at my usual place said if it kept happening he could set the wheel at an angle to counteract it.
    Not sure how he was going to do it or how safe it would have been though.

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    so is that website for hunter centres or just general tracking and alignment?

    cheers

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    Some tyre history is required...

    When new where were the tyres fitted (rear or front)?
    Have the tyres been rotated?
    When removing the previous front tyres, was the wear pattern the same?

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    I just buy tyres as and when i need them, my rears never seam to wear down but my fronts have worn the inside edge down in about 2/3 months. There not cheap tyres either, conti sport.

    Ive never changed them around just leave them where they are fitted. With regards to tyre wear in the past its always been a bit aggressive on the inside and outside but since i had all 4 wheels checked and adjusted its just the inside edge thats wearing down rapidly

    cheers

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    This then suggests incorrect camber on the front
    This may be due to worn components or incorrect parts

    It is also possible the front wheel alignment has used the wrong specifications, but I would need to see the actual worn tyres to confirm this (as the two wear patterns are quite different)

    Therefore have the entire steering and suspension fully examined
    When you next replace the tyres have a full four wheel alignment carried out, not just a front wheel alignment

    With respect to the 19" wheels
    Did the car come with these from new, or did it have 17" wheels and they were replaced?
    From memory when 19" wheels are fitted some of the front suspension components need to be replaced

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