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Old 11-13-2009, 08:45pm   #1
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Default Front Tire Issue

The first 5 pics are of my front left tire. As you can see the inboard of the tire is separated in one area & tread showing almost all the way round.

Last two pics are of the right front. It has some wear on the inboard side but nothing like the left.

I've been told C6 have been known to have this problem w/ factory setting the fronts at a 3 degree camber.
Another source who has not seen them but was told about, said that was BS it was a toe in problem and alignment issue.
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Vette has over 32K miles. Bought used. Not for sure if OE tires, but think they are. They are Eagle F1, P245/40ZR18.







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Old 11-13-2009, 09:02pm   #2
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Eagle F1 are OEM Tires from my Knowledge. I would take it to a alignment shop or a Suspension Shop for a opinion. In my experience and by no means am I an expert would lean towards a Ball Joint or a alignment issue. If no suspension issues then maybe a faulty tire. Do you have the issues on both tires, my bad post stated different? I assume you run the proper air pressure? Keep us posted.

It's a known issue that the factory eccentrics are prone to slipping.
This may be B.S. But is a starting point, at least worth checking out.

http://www.smokinvette.com/corvettecamberkit/

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dont drive it, new tires and a proper alignment from GM, show and tell then this is what my tire looks like...
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Yep, Know better than to drive it like that. Amazing I made it home Wed from Hurst like that and didnt come apart. Didn't see the area that was already separated until I took those pics!

Squirrel grounded & not running amok!

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I had that problem on my C5 but didn't discover it until I had worn both front tires down to the threads. Yikes! I got an alignment and new tires. The "new" tires now have 20k on them and they still look good. I got Pilot Sport ZP to replace the Eagles and they've been great. A lot quieter, too.

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I'll be spending my off days Mon & Tue looking to purchase tires and set it up to replace them as well an alignment.
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I'll be spending my off days Mon & Tue looking to purchase tires and set it up to replace them as well an alignment.
Curious to know what caused the issue? Keep us posted and Good Luck!!
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Just saw this thread, so I may be too late to be of much help.

If the car has 32K on it, I can guarantee you that those are NOT the original tires. 20 to 22K is all you can expect out of the OEM tire. The wear pattern doen't look too bad so I'd guess you have a tread separation issue. Looks like the tire has had a few too many heat cycles. Maybe it was run low at one time and you're just now seeing the results. I'd show the tire to GoodYear and see what they say, they just might prorate the tire for you. As mentioned before, get a new set and then get it aligned by somebody with a Hunter Laser system.

FWIW, I'm headed to Ruf Auto Centre in Carrolton tomorrow to have them check the alignment on my 2010 Z06 just as a precaution. They did my 08 and that puppy was a stable as a rock @ 140.
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Not to late, still working the issue.
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After reading this I was curious about mine and surprisingly I am seeing the same tire wear patterns. The only difference is that the right tire seems to have more wear than the left.
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Taking off work early today to get tires replaced!
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Yay! Hey ... My brother and dad will both be up here. Do you need help taking off the front wheel?
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Got new rubber!

Last tire they did (Right Front) - The wheel is BENT!!!!!

Went to see a guy I know at a local dealership for alignment. He said not to waist my money getting an alignment now to replace the wheel 1st.

I haven't hit anything & and hubby hasn't either. So it must have been like that when he bought it.

Damn!!!! I can't win!!!!!
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Time to go shopping for a new wheel!

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Curious to know what caused the issue? Keep us posted and Good Luck!!


That's a bummer but at least you now know what the cause was.
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Possibly found all 4 wheels for $500! Got the green light to get them if there is nothing wrong w/ them.

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That's a great deal! Any pics?
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Possibly found all 4 wheels for $500! Got the green light to get them if there is nothing wrong w/ them.

That's a great deal. Hope they are what you are looking for.
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That's a great deal! Any pics?
This is the pic that was sent to my cell phone.
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