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    Not sure if this is the right place.....

    Was checking my tyres today as the car is due its MOT.Rear tyres worn quite badly on the inside edge.Tyres have only been on around 15K (ish) which is pretty poor for rears.The tyres are Hankook Ventus Sports.Not the best,but not too bad for a budget.I am the only one that drives the car.Its not hit any potholes or been bumped but I am a bit concerned by the wear. The tyre on the nearside is worse but not by much.Cause for concern or blame the tyres? The tyres are 225/45 x 17 and I inflate them to 32psi

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    Something in the rear suspension is goosed, probably bushes.

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    Just had mine replaced for the same thing. 20k miles and they were well and truely finished (slick). My mechanic mate reckons its common on the new vectras with the camber of the rear wheels. Just put some Pirelli PZero's on mine and they've transformed it.

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    Mine is on 52,000 on the original rears, at a guess about 15 to 20,000 left in them as there is plenty of wear in them yet. I would either look for play in the bushes or get the geometry checked.

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    Tracking session with camber alignment...... thats the place to start

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    mine did that . yet another set of rear springs but fine since

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    If there is a problem with the springs,is it obvious ? Not had any issue with this before and only checked as the MOT is due.I would have expected a 'pulling' or some sort of noise if it was a spring and,as I said,I haven't hit any potholes.

    Does the Vectra need a 'proper' 4 wheel alignment check or would a tracking session at my local Kwik-Fit or National depot be ok? Not sure if the rear can be actually adjusted? I read somewhere that 4 wheel alignment is only needed on approx 10% of cars on the road.If so, can anyone tell me one in the Renfrewshire area.
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    Four wheel alignment is the only way to go these days. Gone are the days of solid axles where nothing moved. Adjustable or not it can still be out and if it is, there is something that needs correcting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyk View Post
    ...swap the rear tyres over - i.e the right tyre to the left and vice versa. F1's are directional so this will involve removing and remounting the tyre but trust me, it's worth doing !!!
    have a look at this thread and see my post (above)

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    I had this problem with my old DTi, never had it since though, strange.......

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