Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Off-Topic Tech
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-30-2008, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
LR Horrible Tire Wear

'97 Geo Metro 2D Hatch

I went to check tire pressure today (all at 40).. and noticed HORRIBLE washboard wavy tire wear on the Driver Rear tire. I jacked it up to make sure the bearings are solid (replaced 6k mile ago) Have been hearing more and more road noise-now explained.

20k miles on the current set, I have not rotated. The other 3 have enough tread to get me by for a while, I hate to buy 1 new tire.

I talked to my nephew that used to work at a tire shop.... he mention that it might be a worn out shock, said his van does that, and he just makes sure to rotate every 3kmiles to even it out over all the tires.

I'd rather not excel the wear so much and just fix the problem.

Anyone else go through this already?
Tires are $58 ea installed 155/80/13

.....

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 07-30-2008, 03:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
What? THIS IS MY GOOD CAR
 
justpassntime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 285

The Japillac - '87 Honda Accord LXi Sedan
90 day: 31.77 mpg (US)

Ranchero GT - '73 Ford Ranchero GT

Spaz - '83 Chevy S10 4X4 Tahoe
90 day: 27.53 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to justpassntime
Could be shocks, out of balance tire, camber adjustment. Tire may be too far gone to save. At U Pull yards here tire and wheel are $18.00. I have seen many brand new tires on wrecked vehicles.
__________________
Honda...the economical, renewable resource.


  Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2008, 04:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Tire was shot.

Just called around, found a tire shop a few min away with a used one, $25 installed. It has mabe 10% wear, Great find!

Tire shop guy said by the way it looked, on the outside, strut is bad.
2 Struts will be waiting for me at napa tomorrow.

I have a mechanic with a lift at his house that does side work for $25 an hour. Perfect job for him!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 06:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Benicia, CA
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You should try Costco. Best deal by far on sets of four.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Top 5 most fuel efficient tires (Lowest Rolling resistance: LRR) blackjackel General Efficiency Discussion 144 01-25-2016 11:39 PM
Tire Engineer here - concerned about hyperinflating tires CapriRacer Introductions 48 09-26-2009 09:25 PM
Tire pressure (of winter tires) tasdrouille General Efficiency Discussion 20 08-12-2009 01:38 AM
SAE Paper 800087 The Effect of Inflation Pressure on Bias, Bias-Belted, and Radial CapriRacer Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed 18 07-06-2008 06:36 PM
Article: Green push hits tire makers MetroMPG General Efficiency Discussion 0 12-16-2007 07:14 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com