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My wifes 2001 P38 4.0 HSE is wearing the the left front tyre quicker than the other,tyre pressures are good and it's not the alignment as the wear is even,any ideas??,thanks
 

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Hi

I have the same problem and when I asked about the reason why this happens I was informed by the shop assistant that this is common and happens on most cars. Mine is a RHD and I was told it has something to do with the cornering as making a left or right turn the left turn is always a shorter circle then the right due driving on the left side of the road, this makes the shearing forces on the tyre edge of the left outside the highest.

I do not know if this explanation is correct but the info that nearly all cars have this has made me except it.

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I'm sorry but that is about the most hilarious thing I have ever heard. Using that logic wouldn't everyone here in the states have issues with their right tyres? Outside of damaged suspension parts the only time I have ever seen uneven tyre wear has been due to alignment and/or folks not bothering to rotate their tyres.

So along the lines of worn suspension parts I would check for a weak shock on that corner. Poor damping will easily cause fast wear of a tyre.
 

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Weak shock?? it's bagged and there is no play in any joints,my tyre isn't shearing,feathering or anything it's wearing even just faster then the right,mine is RHD and we drive on the left and my wife doesn't cane the motor
 

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not many roundabouts in our town,lots of traffic lights though....lol,seriously though,on my missus way to work theres only 1 roundabout and coming home the same roundabout can be straight lined through
 

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My airbag is the shock absorber,if you mean a damper then thats a different thing,shock absorbers are NOT what you think they are,shock absorbers are springs,airbags,dampers are what you think shock absorbers are,they dampen and control rebound,so no my shock absorbers are not leaking
 

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Dampers and shock absorbers are different names for the same thing. Nothing to do with air bags or air springs.
 

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Thank you Ghur. At least someone on this thread understands the suspension components on our rigs. :thumb:

Hemi, the air bag is simply a replacement for the coil springs on most rigs. Your air bag/bladder is NOT your shock absorber. It is a height maintaining component. You still have shocks whether you wish to call them that or not. Then again that is precisely the reason why locations are important in profiles so that the Queen's English and Americans can understand what each other are saying.

So back to the original reason for my responce. A weak shock absorber will cause more travel on a corner resulting in faster wear. In extreme instances tyres will cup and divot due to a failed shock absorber. So how old are your shocks? How many miles are on them? If not orignial were your shock absorbers replaced in mated pairs?
 

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Right,I haven't got a weak DAMPER and the airbag IS a shock absorber,I came on here to ask a question about tyre wear not to be lectured about something I have been well up on for 36 years.I know how the EAS works.You say and I quote "the air bag is simply a replacement for the coil springs"so the coil springs in your mind are NOT shock absorbers (dampers in your mind)????? how did you work that out????......soooo,the air bag IS a shock absorber because you've just said the airbag is a replacement for the coil..........make your mind up.Also shock absorbers and dampers are NOT the same thing,they do different jobs,try driving without a damper,the car will boing everywhere as the damper controls rebound,try driving without a shock absorber(spring,bags,etc),guess what?? it will be a bumpy ride.Have you ever ridden a hard tail bike??rough ride without a coil (shock absorber) and the air in the tyre is the damper.go and read the fundimental of motor vehicle technology book page 364,it's all about the damper and guess what??? it looks like what you think is a shock absorber but it's not.



Back to the question of my left tyre wearing faster than the right and no my damper is not weak,my tyre pressures are correct and she only traverses 1 roundabout twice a day
 

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This is funny!!

Dont back off Toad! You'll teach him eventually, all though fixing "36 years" of wrong may take a while. Lol
 

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on page 357 of this book it clearly states "the spring absorbs road shocks" so therefore it's a "shock absorber".This I learned 36 years ago when I started my apprenticeship and it's only people who are ignorant of the fact that call dampers shock absorbers,sorry boys but it's true
 

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I guess my ASE certification and 35 years of experience and blissful ignorance have been rendered useless. :lol:
 
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