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S4 Muzza

Tire wear troubles....

On the way home from work tonigh and had to pull over due to this....





Inside inch of the tire was seriously worn! Should i be checking them for uneven wear more often? Probably. But i've had around 12k of trouble free motoring out of them, thought any major issues would have shown up before now! The tracking has been done on numerous occasions over the last 18 months, which leads me to believe its down to the camber?

My question/query is, as far as i'm aware the rear camber isnt adjustable on these. So where do i go from here? The other side is weraing perfectly even accross the tire. Really dont want to fork out for adjustable tie bars...
Bobsaver501

Ooft!! Take it down to Michael Seditas at Seditas Cars in Prestwick once you get new tyres. They've got all the gear there.
They did my Caravelle when I had similar issues and will be setting up my RS very soon.
S4 Muzza

thanks for the reply, i was planning on taking it into Jason at Deutch Teck in the next week for a couple of things so going to get him to have a look, see if he can find anything obviously wrong. I'll defo get it to Seditas for the wheel allignment/tracking etc when i get some new tires on the go!
Bobsaver501

Hope it's not to expensive to sort out.
HEKTOR

Adjustable rear tie bars will solve your problem. This is common on the S3/R32.
graemep

HEKTOR wrote:
Adjustable rear tie bars will solve your problem. This is common on the S3/R32.


Is this something you can supply? Was thinking of a set for mine.
S4 Muzza

HEKTOR wrote:
Adjustable rear tie bars will solve your problem. This is common on the S3/R32.


i thought this might be the best solution, and i'd be prepared to part with the cash for them if i'd altered the ride height in any way, but i havn't.

just had a look on the forge website, almost sh*t myself when i saw the price of a set!
HEKTOR

graemep wrote:
HEKTOR wrote:
Adjustable rear tie bars will solve your problem. This is common on the S3/R32.


Is this something you can supply? Was thinking of a set for mine.


I can supply the forge rear adjustable tie bars. They are 330.68 Including UK delivery. They seem to be the best available.
HEKTOR

S3 Muzza wrote:
HEKTOR wrote:
Adjustable rear tie bars will solve your problem. This is common on the S3/R32.


i thought this might be the best solution, and i'd be prepared to part with the cash for them if i'd altered the ride height in any way, but i havn't.

just had a look on the forge website, almost sh*t myself when i saw the price of a set!


If not lowered then i suggest checking your rear springs as they do snap, also check your bushes etc. You really need to find out what camber/toe you are running. Im sure standard camber is (1-1.5 degrees) toe is (around 0)
S4 Muzza

HEKTOR wrote:
S3 Muzza wrote:
HEKTOR wrote:
Adjustable rear tie bars will solve your problem. This is common on the S3/R32.


i thought this might be the best solution, and i'd be prepared to part with the cash for them if i'd altered the ride height in any way, but i havn't.

just had a look on the forge website, almost sh*t myself when i saw the price of a set!


If not lowered then i suggest checking your rear springs as they do snap, also check your bushes etc. You really need to find out what camber/toe you are running. Im sure standard camber is (1-1.5 degrees) toe is (around 0)


cheers, rear springs were replaced around 30k miles ago after one snapped, so that shouldnt be the problem. Will be checking the camber tomorrow and giving it a once over though!
HEKTOR

S3 Muzza wrote:
HEKTOR wrote:
S3 Muzza wrote:
HEKTOR wrote:
Adjustable rear tie bars will solve your problem. This is common on the S3/R32.


i thought this might be the best solution, and i'd be prepared to part with the cash for them if i'd altered the ride height in any way, but i havn't.

just had a look on the forge website, almost sh*t myself when i saw the price of a set!


If not lowered then i suggest checking your rear springs as they do snap, also check your bushes etc. You really need to find out what camber/toe you are running. Im sure standard camber is (1-1.5 degrees) toe is (around 0)


cheers, rear springs were replaced around 30k miles ago after one snapped, so that shouldnt be the problem. Will be checking the camber tomorrow and giving it a once over though!


No worries   Well worth checking everything including the rear springs. We replaced 2 rear springs on the R32 about 18 months ago (4-5k miles of use) and they were replaced again about 4 months ago due to them snapping. They tend to snap just at the tail.
S4 Muzza

Quick follow up, got new tires on, had the subframe re-centred and the 4 wheel alignment done. Car feels much tighter in general so fingers crossed I'm all sorted. Turns out my tire pressure was a little down as well which wasn't helping much!
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