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|This is old,but it's the only one I know of, that deals with the tire issue.|
Caveman, don't get rid of the Z...
I had the roar problem and got it fixed. The problem is (as some of the posts say) a design flaw in the suspension that makes it impossible to adjust camber. I too was grinding through tires and alignments panicking at the thought of buying new tires every 4,000 miles thus putting myself in the poor house.
Called a local mechanic who specializes in Z's all the way back to the 240. Told him the problem, he called me back in 20 minutes and said, "You need upper control arms that let you adjust camber. He recommended, and I researched on this site the SPL Front Upper Control Arms (street spec) for $550. He installed them, did a four wheel alignment and $300 in labor later I was on the road.
It was painful having to drop a "G" to fix something that should not have needed fixing but it meant I got to keep my Z. I highly recommend the control arms. No more feathering and that was 10,000 miles ago.
No more 'cupping', 'feathering' or unusual tire
wear on my 2005 350z after installing Stillen 'front
camber adjusters', 'rear camber adjusters', and
'rear toe arms'.
That was after the Stealer replaced the tires three
times and supposedly did an alignment. An
alignment on these Z's means toe adjustment,
I had the shop reduce the negative camber
(front and rear). She's smooth, no more tire roar,
and using stock Bridgestone tires and rims.
She's creaking like crazy though and the steering
is very tight now. It appears that the shop didn't
apply any grease to the front ball joints. There are
no grease fittings or boots for the front ball joints.
Traded one problem for another.
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