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help, suspension issues.

i just bought my first honda and im lovein it. It already has some mods done to it. i just noticed that the inside half of the tread is worn away but the outside half lookin good. It has skunk 2 springs, and the wear is on all 4 tires. Any ideas of what it is and what i need to get to correct this problem. Thanks
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Re: help, suspension issues.

Welcome to family of honda ,and prelude zone .first thing probably need ball joints and may upper control arms and maybe tie rods ,and then a wheel alignment ,that will correct the inner tires wearing out ,don't buy tire without correcting the situation , if you do that it will ruin the tire that a fact. hit me if you need more info on how to repair it your self.Later.
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Re: help, suspension issues.

sounds like camber or toe wear. But i would do what he said then get an alignment. you sure it aint rubbing?
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Re: help, suspension issues.

Get an alignment (if it fixes it, your toe was out of whack). If it doesn't fix it, you're gonna need a camber kit. When you lower your car, the suspension geometry changes. The lower you drop your car, the more negative camber you'll get (top of the tire leans in towards the motor), thus the inner part of the tire will wear significantly faster than the outer. This is a very common problem, and has a very easy fix.
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Re: help, suspension issues.

dbd is correct. Get a proper 4 wheel alignment first. It is likely this will solve all issues. Also ensure that wheel/tyre package is correctly balanced.
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Get an alignment (if it fixes it, your toe was out of whack). If it doesn't fix it, you're gonna need a camber kit. When you lower your car, the suspension geometry changes. The lower you drop your car, the more negative camber you'll get (top of the tire leans in towards the motor), thus the inner part of the tire will wear significantly faster than the outer. This is a very common problem, and has a very easy fix.
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Re: help, suspension issues.

welcome to the prelude family. follow dbd's advice, he's on point. with your alignment replace your worn tires, this will keep everything in spec.
you might need adjustable ball joints in order to correct the camber issue that occured with the drop. A very common problem that arrises when you change the geometry of a stock suspension setup.


please............ before you ask "what ball joints should I get?" or "what ball joints are the best?" do a quick search, this topic has been covered many times.
good luck with your new prelude
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Re: help, suspension issues.

Okay first no one would ever get a wheel alignment with worn tires, because that is like throwing money away ,fist find out why the tires were worn .and not to disagree but the adjustable ball joints are not needed unless the geometry is way out.
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Re: help, suspension issues.

So....don't get an alignment, and don't get a camber kit. That should fix EVERYTHING.
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Okay first no one would ever get a wheel alignment with worn tires, because that is like throwing money away ,fist find out why the tires were worn .and not to disagree but the adjustable ball joints are not needed unless the geometry is way out.
getting the alignment is the first step in finding out why the tires are worn. how else are you supposed to get measurements without putting it on a friggin alignment machine. and the alignment shop will usually, and should, tell you if any ball joint units are worn. ****in A

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