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Re: [Shop-talk] 2008 Mustang Tire Wear

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 2008 Mustang Tire Wear
From: Mark Andy <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:46:44 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 19 Jun 2011, Bob Spidell wrote:
> I have a 2008 Mustang GT (Bullitt model).  To my surprise, the front 
> tires seem to wear more on the inside than the outside, which is 
> unexpected since I try to spend as much time on the outside of the tread 
> as possible (if you get my 'drift').
> Anyone have similar car with same issue?  Is this more common on 
> 'modern' cars?  My other/previous vehicles always had more wear on the 
> outside of the tread.  Is this car biased towards more negative camber 
> in turns?  I do rotate regularly (front-to-back, rear crossover).
> The wear seems consistent on both sides, and there is no cupping so I 
> think alignment is probably OK (but I'll get it checked when I re-shod 
> the car).

Its been a while since I've played with Mustangs, but what you're 
describing sounds like you have some negative camber and toe (in or out).

Find out what you're current alignment actually is and you can adjust from 
there, but absent actual data like that, I'd start somewhere around -1 deg 
and zero toe for the street.  I'd keep the toe near zero as the most 
important thing from a tire wear perspective.

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