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Old 07-24-2008, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought my Meat-ro in pretty bad shape. One of the things wrong with it was that it had been in a frontal impact. I got most of it banged out, and have been driving it for sometime.

Yesterday, while topping off (my tires that is ) I noticed that my tires were already looking rough. I took the car in for an alignment check today. Now keep in mind that 1/16 of an inch off is all it takes to cause abnormal wear.

Dvr. front: 1/2in off
Pas. front: sweet
Dvr. rear: 2in off!!!!!!!
Pas. rear: 1/8in off

I did a lot of DIY when putting the car back on the road, but apparently the impact had hurt the car in more ways than I thought of. Hell, I was pretty much dragging that dvr rear tire. No wonder my car had a wicked shimmy at 60 or more.

The sweet thing is that I was already getting 49mpg avg. I think this will get me even better.

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Old 07-24-2008, 08:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am glad you got that sorted out man! Mine was not wrecked, but the alignment was out and I did the alignment at another garage who we deal with. It was way off!

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Old 07-24-2008, 09:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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