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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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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 :fish:
 

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<span style="color:darkblue">I'm sorry, but I have to agree with Steve. I figured after almost 1300 posts, you'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's there already. I mean, I'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'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't have it yet, your VIN couldn'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 :fish: Hehe

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

Either way, I've gotten my answers now. You can delete it if you would like.

Oh yeh, and :fish: right back at you!

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Originally posted by Redefined350z@Dec 1 2004, 04:31 PM
You can delete it if you would like.

Nah, eventually it will just get swallowed up into a giant feathering thread












:chair: Take that!!
 

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My 04 is at the dealor right now with the same problem. A rep from Nissian came out this morning to look at it. Say has classic signs of 03.. I will find out tomorrow if going to replace tires and realign it.. Was making very load roar while driving...
 

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I have it on my 04. Jeff at Performance Nissan tried to get them replaced or alligned but Nissan said No since the tires do not feather on the 04.
 

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Took my 2004 to the dealer just before 12,000 miles with tire feathering. Dealership swapped tires side to side and stated that as soon as they can get the new Bridgestones, they will do full allignment and replace front tires. That was the 1st of Dec. The tires are on national back order. Tire Rack said that they might have some in around 1-5-05, but I havent seen any on there web site yet. If you check the archives, you will see plenty of replys on the tire feathering issue and the 2004 has it also. Even some of the late year 2004/2005 models. Good luck to ya.
 

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well, i just got the car back from the dealer and they told me they cant cover it under warranty since the car has 13.800 miles on it. I guess ill just bring it to my vw dealer and ill just flip my tires and set my alignment. Thanks for the response..i just thought i was the only one that has this problem on the '04.
 
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