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  • August 15, 2022, 05:59:28 PM

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Offline Factory53

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Re: Front tire shoulder wear
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2022, 12:43:34 AM »
Thank you @rmick. I appreciate that information.

I’ll see if one of the shops can use the information to get my alignment done.

Cheers!
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Re: Front tire shoulder wear
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2022, 08:22:51 AM »
Ditto what rmick said.  Those specs are correct for all AMC Eagles all years.
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Re: Front tire shoulder wear
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2022, 05:14:03 PM »
Upper and lower bushings are no more than a year and a half old. Way back in 2019 I blew my wad on RockAuto and basically bought replacement rubber everything, so I got things like tie rod ends and factory shaped rad hoses before they went out of production. It was expensive but did the ride ever improve.  ;D

You can see the eccentrics on both sides have been shifted recently.


It might just be the angle of the shot but it almost looks like one of your lower control arms could be bent, which would make it shorter in practice. This happened on one of mine, I found it wad been kinked in an old accident, and I was able to straighten it back out to roughly the shape of the other one on my hydraulic press.
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Re: Front tire shoulder wear
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2022, 07:19:26 PM »
Of course if it was bent (i.e., shortened), it would give you more positive camber - which is what you need!
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Re: Front tire shoulder wear
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2022, 09:08:29 AM »
hm, true, very true
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Re: Front tire shoulder wear
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2022, 03:37:45 PM »
MIPS, anything new on your situation?  Did the re-alignment and tire rotation solve the problems or is it too soon to tell if you're still getting any shoulder wear on the tires?  Thanks.
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Re: Front tire shoulder wear
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2022, 04:09:24 PM »
Right after this was done it went for a 1000km drive to Seattle and back and I didn't notice any new wear and it sounded quieter than before, then it immediately went into the shop for a scheduled engine rebuild.
They only finished that last week and they aren't scheduled to actually drop it into the car again for another two weeks, so sorry, no news to report on that front. >_<

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Re: Front tire shoulder wear
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2022, 06:52:06 PM »
Thanks for the update!  Rebuilt engine, how cool!!
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