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post #21 of 130 (permalink) Old 10-15-2004, 05:21 PM
 
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No feathering for me after installing Nismo wheels and Nitto tires.
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No probs after I got my Volks and Toyos. I DID have a great alignment w/ the new rims/tires tho. The guy was excellent, he asked how much I weighed...I was like WHAT? But he put my weight in the drivers seat when aligning so that it would be true when I was driving her. I never thought of that before!!! He said a lot of high end luxury car places do it that way. And since I am the only one who drives her (hubby once in a blue moon) it seems logical...





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Instead of reading pages of endless babbling on the issue, I was wondering if someone could answer a few questions for me.

1. Are there any specific VIN #'s that the feathering affects in the 2003's?

2. How/when will I know my tires are feathering?

3. What does Nissan do about the feathering? (Camber adjustment, ect.)

4. What can I do to prevent it from happening with aftermarket wheels and tires and eibach lowering springs?

5. Will the tire feathering issue become a bigger issue with lowering springs?

Thanks for the help. I know the answers are out there, but like I said, I'm too lazy to look for them.

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then i am too lazy to give you an answer

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1. I dont know.. I konw that pretty much it was 95% of z's with it, if not all.
2. anywhere between 3-7k miles
3. beat around the bush. LOL .. they usually rotate your tires and sendyou on your way (no fix by any means)
4. get better tirs and get eibachs.. it got rid of my feathering.
5. i think lowering springs will help fix the problem

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Awesome about the Eibachs! Thanks Toykilla.

Do you know if the wearing is because of the camber? or the toe? or what?

And Steve, it's not that I'm too lazy to look for it; it just gets annoying searching through 15 posts and not finding information but just finding useless babbling. I've already looked. I just wanted a few answers is all.



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not trying to cause a problem or anything, but if you have already read 15 posts of babbling with no answer since everyone has their own opinion on what works best, why start a 16th? aw nevermind, i will quit being grumpy, just a bad day is all

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I was just trying to say that I couldn't find the answers to the questions I asked.

You can beat me over the head with a fish if you would like Steve



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<span style="color:darkblue">I&#39;m sorry, but I have to agree with Steve. I figured after almost 1300 posts, you&#39;d be beyond this, but perhaps you need to check out the n00b tutorial? The reason you have to go through a ton of threads digging for answers is because people decide to start a new thread, rather than digging through what&#39;s there already. I mean, I&#39;ve definitely seen the answers to a few of those questions just from reading all those other threads. But to answer your questions:

1. There&#39;s no list of VINs that have feathering. The only way such a list could ever be put together is if people with the problem added their VIN. And since your car obviously doesn&#39;t have it yet, your VIN couldn&#39;t be on that list yet.

2. By the same symptoms that I have seem listed a million times: growling from the tires at low speeds (especially when slowing down) and uneven tire wear are both good indications.

3. Check out the information in the TSB forum

4. and 5. Like Josh said, many people seem to have not had the problem when using aftermarket wheels, tires, and suspensions.

Oh, and Hehe

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Thanks DiRN...and I did see the video. I do know better.

Either way, I&#39;ve gotten my answers now. You can delete it if you would like.

Oh yeh, and right back at you!





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