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#102905 - 04/04/02 02:45 PM Tire rotation
supernatural400 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/01
Posts: 17
Loc: Massachusetts
I'm wondering if rotating the tires( I have 275's all around) would cause vibration thru the steering wheel. I had a front end alignment and callaway reccomended to rotate also. The callaway specs have a -6.5 camber while stock vette specs call for -.5 camber, the tech told me that these look like there set up to race and I'll get massive wear if I use the callaway specs. Callaway tells me when rotating the tires should flatten out after a few miles. So we when with the stock camber setting as caster and toe-in where the same for both. now it seems the vibration is even more pronounced and I'm just wondering if the tires are now the problems. they tell me there is nothing bent or wrong with the front end
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#102906 - 04/04/02 09:47 PM Re: Tire rotation
BruceF Offline
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Were the tires balanced when you rotated them? Are the tires evenly worn?
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#102907 - 04/05/02 03:19 PM Re: Tire rotation
supernatural400 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/01
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Loc: Massachusetts
I had them re-balanced this morning, as they rotated rear to front. they were off 3/4 oz on both tires, much better now, still seems a little rough but I think that once I put a few hundred miles on them if they were not flat they will flatten out
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#102908 - 04/05/02 10:24 PM Re: Tire rotation
Barbie Offline
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Registered: 07/22/01
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Hey Ron, first off, do you have a hosting address? I would like to see more pics of the beast.

How exactly are you storing the car? Flat spots in tires are almost impossible to detect. If they haven't uncovered any other problems, it might be your trouble.

I had a '71 Firebird. After storage, I had a issue very much like yours. Could never get it balanced or put a finger on what was wrong with it. It turned out that water and condensation got in the wheel. This always threw it out of balance. It's always something.

Barbie

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#102909 - 04/06/02 07:47 AM Re: Tire rotation
c4c5specialist Offline
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Registered: 07/10/01
Posts: 1612
Loc: conn
Hi there,
I do agree with Barbie on this, flattening out of the tires is an issue for all tires, if stored for an exteneded period of time.
As for the flat spots being run out when the tires get hot, yes, it does occur.
Alignment specs on Callaway modified cars are extremely agressive, and yes, they will chop tires very quickly.
Having a few here that I service, unless absolutely racing all the time, I do taper the specs back, to avoid tire replacement every 1ok.
However, if you are agressive as I am, the specs are perfect, and I can out handle even c5, in some instances.
I hope this helps, c4c5 hammer
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#102910 - 04/06/02 11:22 PM Re: Tire rotation
supernatural400 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/01
Posts: 17
Loc: Massachusetts
Quote:
Originally posted by Barbie:
Hey Ron, first off, do you have a hosting address? I would like to see more pics of the beast.

How exactly are you storing the car? Flat spots in tires are almost impossible to detect. If they haven't uncovered any other problems, it might be your trouble.

I had a '71 Firebird. After storage, I had a issue very much like yours. Could never get it balanced or put a finger on what was wrong with it. It turned out that water and condensation got in the wheel. This always threw it out of balance. It's always something.

Barbie
which beast I have a new addition to the stable ?
I have a web site, www.callawaycorvette.net but right now it's hosting my clubs page, which is going to be moved soon. Then my own will go up. I don't think the tires have flat spots as it really does not sit for more than a couple of weeks at a time
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