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Old 09-17-2014, 09:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I think it was a combo of having a bad alignment hitting pot holes a used tire and stock suspension from 2000.

I asked my grandfather and he swore it was the wheel covers and I should take them off because they look retarded. I told him they were poor mans moon discs and he instantly changed his mind.

I got a new tire the wobble went away I made an appointment for a alignment today so we will see how that goes. Ill get the tech to look over everything.

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Old 09-17-2014, 11:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If you are considering buying used tires, at the very least make sure they are round and check the DOT required date codes to see how old the tire actually is.


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Old 09-17-2014, 12:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info, all the tires I have on the car now are only a year old at worst. The shop has been around for 40+ years and everyone recommends them. $22 for a 185/65R/14 balanced and to throw the old one away with a 30 day warranty. Not bad.

So my alignment is messed up now I have a sideways steering wheel after a fresh tire on it. I called the shop yesterday to get an alignment and I drive up and they are to busy to do it. My car looks weird without wheel covers now.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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So it turns out I have bad tie rod ends and bad wheel bearings too. Shop quoted me $747 to replace and do an alignment. Ugh nope. ill do it myself thank you. I would gladly pay $50 to have a computer set my alignment but not all that. Got some work to do before winter. Lets see how many tires she eats up before I have time to get it fixed. I'll do my own crappy work thank you!
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Sometimes burning through crappy tires is a better move than doing the right fix. I went through a few right fronts on the Albatross because it was a lot cheaper than sinking real money into it.
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If your car wears out a tire too quickly, does that void its warranty?
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My paper from the shop says it will replace it within 30 days from anything except driving it flat.
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Tell your grandfather you'll happily upgrade to genuine Moon disks if he gets you a set for Christmas.

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