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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Well your post makes sense, but as I am not an expert on alignments perhaps I heard the guy incorrectly... but I thought he said it was a toe-in.
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Oh well.. as long as it is fixed. Did they give you printouts of before and after?
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ALot of people think camber is the #1 tire killer but the actual problem is toe.

Toe will shred through tires. I am guessing the alignment was off when you bought the car. This is why I check my alignment once a year. I leave my toe at 0. And you are right that it should have been toe in. If it was toe out the car would be kind of unstable when driving. Toe in does cause a bit of instability but probably not as bad as toe out.
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Problem with toe is you get no warning (except extreme cases) before your tires are effed. Toe doesn't cause pull, only wander (in extreme cases). Camber generally just causes edge balding, where as toe causes nasty edge wear, where in bad cases, can actually sound like a bad wheel bearing. My teachers say, not every car comes off the assembly line perfect. One of my fellow students brought his 2012 toyota in and the rear toe was way out, and you have to use shims behind the wheel bearing to correct it. Shite happens.. lol
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Problem with toe is you get no warning (except extreme cases) before your tires are effed. Toe doesn't cause pull, only wander (in extreme cases). Camber generally just causes edge balding, where as toe causes nasty edge wear, where in bad cases, can actually sound like a bad wheel bearing. My teachers say, not every car comes off the assembly line perfect. One of my fellow students brought his 2012 toyota in and the rear toe was way out, and you have to use shims behind the wheel bearing to correct it. Shite happens.. lol
thats what i learned over time and most issues like these cannot be picked up on a pre delivery inspection drive, or the techs come across it and dont care lol

sucks we have to deal with this especially on a new car.



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thats what i learned over time and most issues like these cannot be picked up on a pre delivery inspection drive, or the techs come across it and dont care lol

sucks we have to deal with this especially on a new car.
Funny you mention PDI's... I used to work at a Kia dealership as an apprentice mechanic and did A LOT of PDI's... Was doing one on a Sorento, and found the jam nuts on the tie rods completely loose, like 1/2" from the tie rod end! Told the boss, and insisted it be sent for an alignment before delivered to the customer. Did they do it? NO IDEA... I'd like to think so though.
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toyota in and the rear toe was way out, and you have to use shims behind the wheel bearing to correct it. Shite happens.. lol
And sometimes the fix is worse than the disease.

I can't imagine there being enough slop between the bearing and axle to allow that kind of "adjustment"......and even if you could, wouldn't that put the bearing is somewhat of a bind ??
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not at all, there are special shim packs for this application
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not at all, there are special shim packs for this application
Maybe you are actually shimming the WHEEL where it goes onto the bearing and not the bearing itself as it fits on the axle ??
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nope, the shims go behind the bearing, between the "axle" and bearing


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