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Old 08-22-2012, 05:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by markweatherill View Post
Thanks for your replies! And I should have changed the tie rod a long time ago, I know.

Still, my question is, am I right in thinking that a bent tie rod - even if only slightly bent - can cause 'toe in on turns' that will cause the tyre wear?
Since toe plays a huge role in uneven tire wear - and most of the time you are driving straight ahead - I think that is what played the largest role in the wear that you are experiencing.

The shorter tie rod will tend to develop "less toe out on turns" - and the common term is "Akerman" - and yes, that will cause some wear issues - BUT - I think it will be small compared to the toe in problem in the straight ahead position.

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