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 Post subject: Tread feathering
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:34 pm 
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Since I installed new tires 175/65-14 on my 95 Geo Metro 3/5 I am getting feathering on all four tires on the outer edges. Front end aligned with new lower control arms, new wheel bearing all around, new brakes, new front rotors, Shocks in very good condition, tires load balanced, sway bars front and rear.

I do want all to know that I drive in the corners agressively scrubbing off speed while cornering and accelerating hard out of the apex. To me this feathering is from cornering hard. The same feathering appears on my motorcycles.

Normal for car tires as well on hard cornering?

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 Post subject: Re: Tread feathering
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:49 pm 
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Here's a good link:

http://www.procarcare.com/includes/content/resourcecenter/encyclopedia/ch25/25readtirewear.html

I expect the Mario Andretti antics aren't helping (I have feathered tires quite badly auto crossing) and I also don't trust any tire shop to do an alignment (it's not in their best interests), but the linked graphic suggests worn bushings don't help either.

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