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Aligned the R AGAIN yesterday and once more, a brand new car emerges. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
I've been telling you guys this for years now, rotate and align, align, align.
The R, (or at least mine) seems to go out of whack every 3 to 4K miles and being an ex racer "my thing" has always been alignment and balance. (I used to be very good at setting up a race car)
The R seems to be ultra sensitive to this. PZeros will NEVER give a good feel and after 7500 mi will feel like junk. http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif Michelins seem to "hold up" well. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif I have no experience with other brand tires
(on an R)
I do know that I have several thousand miles on my PS All Seasons with no degrading in ride and handling BUT when the alignment goes off for whatever reason I can feel it big time.
Last week not only was the wheel cocked a bit (I swear I did not hit any pothole
) the entire wagon felt like "mush", poor turn in , strange handing, the rear was steering the car, the hop was back, etc. They told me It was way off (toe) front AND rear again.
Picked it up an hour ago and all is well in Philly land. Feels crisp, no hop in comfort, turns in and tracks well.
I do not know why these cars are so sensitive to alignment I don't think I can recall any car that was so sensitive to alignment as the R is, so before someone posts that this or that is happening, treat youself to a good alignment and, if necessary, rotate your tires and see if this resolves your problem, 9 out of 10 times it will.
Also remember that ANY performance tire will start to degrade after 7-10K miles ESPECIALLY PZeros and that too will make the R feel very funky

That's why, (so far, so good) the PS All Seasons don't seem to be degrading one bit. I know it's only about 4K miles so far but I can usually feel something after a couple of thousand miles, however, I will reserve judgement until 8-10K miles for those
JRL

Modified by JRL at 3:39 PM 3-18-2006
 

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Re: Wheel alignment 101 (LA-s60r)

04-06, same alignment.
Stock V70 (0r S60) specs except TOTAL REAR TOE SHOULD BE SET TO:
0.16 +/- 0.1 degrees
 
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