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front tire camber

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Puff, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Puff

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    #1 Puff, Apr 17, 2015
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    any suspension gurus know the maximum negative camber i can get from the stock bolt? i want to help my front tires from rolling over too much.
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  2. Puff

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    #2 Puff, May 21, 2015
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    had to chuck the front left after 6k miles. started to lose chunks and show cords.

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  3. pimp-boy

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    You should claim warranty from the tire manufacturer for the tires losing chunks. That's some premature wear! You must have some serious positive camber or something. Around -1 degree for the front's are normal, but you should really check that alignment or claim a bad tire and get credit.

     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Based on the pictures, I doubt any tire manufacturer would warranty the tires except as a goodwill measure. It's pretty obvious that it's alignment.
     
  5. Puff

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    thats what i was thinking.
     
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    Cyclone Cyclonic Member ((.oO))

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    All these such posts worry me. For a new owner, what are the recommendations for an alignment. In my previous cars, I've always gotten lifetimes from a local shop, but I didn't do them until after a year into ownership and then every 6 mo thereafter. Wondering if I should do the same with the S or treat it differently. I'm on 19s w/ air if it makes a difference.
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    It's not just Tesla. Almost every car I have purchased has had poor alignment on delivery. Some were worse than others. It's typical that shipping knocks out the alignment for a variety of reasons. Many people just don't realize it because unless is extreme they tend to think cheap OE tires.
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Wow! I have had no problems with the fronts. It's the rears that are a problem on 21's due to the dialed in scrub from Tesla. You must be way out of whack. I would talk with Tesla about it. Not sure how long you have owned your car or if it has the original factory alignment. It has been a problem for many.
     

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