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    New tires quicker to feather?

    Well, ****. It sounds to me like that is exactly what's happening, indicated by the fact that my front right tire seems to be chopping more on the outer shoulder, and the front left on the inner shoulder. I haven't gotten down and looked at the rears in like 1500 miles, but they seem to be...
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    New tires quicker to feather?

    They definitely did the rear (I watched them), I just didn't post that. That's attached below. The rear right toe the guy was working on for a long time, and it seems that's as far as he was able to get it. I didn't ask at the time why, because I had my toddler with me and just wanted to go, but...
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    New tires quicker to feather?

    Thanks for the reply, Capri. These are my alignment specs below when I got the new tires. The wheel in question (right wheel) has -.9* camber, and .08 of toe-in. Maybe the toe-in is the issue? The negative camber would show the wear on the inside edge. Also wondering if their machine simply...
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    New tires quicker to feather?

    Thanks for the reply! I plan on rotating every 5,000 (always have no matter the vehicle). When I go in I'll have them put it up on the rack and get some alignment measurements to see if anything is out of whack again. I just had an alignment when I got these new tires, so it leads me to suspect...
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    New tires quicker to feather?

    How did this situation wind up for you? Did the feathering wind up balancing out with rotations? Have the same tires on an AWD and my fronts are wearing down faster than rear, which I believe is expected. I know this thread is old, but I’m noticing feathering (heel toe, front edge of tread is...
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    Why the Different Crossing Pattern When Rotating Tires

    Just adding some data points. Mazda CX-5 AWD owners manual indicates a crossing pattern with the rears going rear to front, side to side every 7,500 miles. My fronts with 3,000 miles (non OEM) are both developing a heel-toe pattern (front of tread block higher and sharp, sloping backwards. Photo...
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    General Altimax RT43 Sidewall Issues

    Interesting. My tire doesn’t fall under this.
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    General Altimax RT43 Sidewall Issues

    Hello! Hope everyone is doing well. So I started to notice my fronts are wearing down faster than my rears at 3,000 miles on the tires (by looking at the VAI sipes). I know this is normal due to braking and turning forces on the fronts compared to the rears. I have an AWD that I’m assuming is...
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    Is any level of strut/shock oscillation considered normal dampening characteristic?

    I’m not sure it actually is self leveling? They aren’t “adaptive headlights”, unless this type of manual positioning self levels. Who knows!
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    Is any level of strut/shock oscillation considered normal dampening characteristic?

    @meep, it definitely is a buyers remorse sort of thing. I've been this way for a while...I eventually forget about things and enjoy the car, just living with the reminder that they are cars. Mechanical beings that creak and clank yet get you where you need to be. I really appreciate your...
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    Warranty work

    You can see my update in this thread: https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/threads/is-any-level-of-strut-shock-oscillation-considered-normal-dampening-characteristic.336801/#post-5654313 In a nutshell, the creaks and crunches could not be reproduced and they can't find anything wrong with the...
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    Is any level of strut/shock oscillation considered normal dampening characteristic?

    OK, so I brought it into the dealer. Of course on the way there it was dead silent. Not a creak, not a crunch, not a squeak, other than my child's car seats in the back. I was going to drive with a tech, but actually had to get out of there to take care of some business. Unfortunately, I had to...
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    Warranty work

    Dropped it off. Of course, it rained last night when I was driving and the creaking noise is gone. They acknowledged this can happen in the rain. Was going to ride around with a tech but it was taking a little too long so I just left the car with them. Unfortunately, I will have to pay a $149...
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    General Altimax RT43 Sidewall Issues

    At first I thought you meant your Altimax looked the same haha. Thanks for joining the thread and giving us an update!
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    Is any level of strut/shock oscillation considered normal dampening characteristic?

    Thanks, pal. I really hope so. I feel like there’s this weird conflict of interest thing...they sold me the CPO, may try to save face and say there are no issues. But we’ll see. We’ll see. Worst comes to worst, I’ll bring it to a suspension shop and have them actually check it. Will need wife...
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    Is any level of strut/shock oscillation considered normal dampening characteristic?

    Or, don’t be a dumbass like me and not get a PPI. 🤣
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    Is any level of strut/shock oscillation considered normal dampening characteristic?

    Thanks for the reply. I’d be shocked (ha) if my struts or shocks are worn at 32,800 miles. I just can’t see it happening. But I’ll see what the dealer inspection turns up. I WANT them to find something because it just doesn’t feel right. My tire pressure is religiously kept at 36 — placard says...
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    Is any level of strut/shock oscillation considered normal dampening characteristic?

    As long as it has a passing Autocheck score, I believe they can, as long as it is repaired properly and every other box on the inspection checklist is good. I’ve seen many dealers selling CPO Mazda’s with accidents. If it has structural damage it definitely can’t be verified. But it’s obviously...
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    Is any level of strut/shock oscillation considered normal dampening characteristic?

    Thanks for this very detailed reply! I’ll mention that I believe this may be the culprit and I’d like them to inspect it. I’d hope they’d inspect it, anyway, because I imagine I’ll be paying out of pocket for a diagnostic since it’s a “wear” item. What other symptoms could this produce? Vehicle...
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    Is any level of strut/shock oscillation considered normal dampening characteristic?

    Going in to the dealer tomorrow AM. It’s raining outside and my wife actually brought up that she couldn’t hear any creaking anymore when we were driving. I noticed the same, and steering felt more firm in a good way. Worried I won’t be able to reproduce it tomorrow since it’s going to be wet...
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