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Old 09-14-2005, 04:14 PM   #1
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My car is getting some wierd tread wear. The tires are the HPI X-Pattern 26mm Pro Compound tires. Look at the image to get an idea what it looks like. Can anybody explain why this is happening and how to fix it? Also can you give me any reccomendations on my next tire purchase?
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Old 09-14-2005, 04:17 PM   #2
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Tires rubbing on the body??
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Old 09-14-2005, 04:32 PM   #3
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My car is getting some wierd tread wear. The tires are the HPI X-Pattern 26mm Pro Compound tires. Look at the image to get an idea what it looks like. Can anybody explain why this is happening and how to fix it? Also can you give me any reccomendations on my next tire purchase?
Most likely its the type of foam incert that your useing its too soft never use the stock foam
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That's what I thought it was doing but all four tires are wearing like that. The rear tires are clear of any body contact.
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That's what I thought it was doing but all four tires are wearing like that. The rear tires are clear of any body contact.
Yeah when sitting still you may think the clearance is good. Remember when going fast the tires will move upward and the body moves downward. Easy way to find out if rubbing is happening look at your body for black almost burn marks.
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My car is getting some weird tread wear. The tires are the HPI X-Pattern 26mm Pro Compound tires. Look at the image to get an idea what it looks like. Can anybody explain why this is happening and how to fix it? Also can you give me any recommendations on my next tire purchase?
When running rubber tires you have to run a whole lot less camber! Try adjusting the camber down to .5 deg. . What is happening is the tire is folding under the rim causing premature wear on the inside edge.
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Ok, just figured out something. We dont know where that line is in relation to the tire (inside or outside edge). Let us know so we can further help your trouble.
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looks like a camber problem to me.
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looks like a camber problem to me.
Yeah it could be a few things , inside is camber , outside could be body. We need to find out which. Also the fact thats its not completely towards the outter edge makes me think it cant be camber. But it could be just an incorrect image.
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My car is getting some wierd tread wear. The tires are the HPI X-Pattern 26mm Pro Compound tires. Look at the image to get an idea what it looks like. Can anybody explain why this is happening and how to fix it? Also can you give me any reccomendations on my next tire purchase?
how many runs do you have on them? you are going to get that kind of wear with rubber tires. it's normal.
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i also had it with the hpi x pattern tires. On my car they eventually were ripped to pieces. It happend on my car even during break in. They were totally weared after 8 tanks of break in.
It are jusr crappy tires. After break in i switched to foam tires. Works a lot better.
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