I know these vehicles are reasonably hard on the tyre edges but is this normal? they have only been on for a week so I am not keen on watching the van eat through 700 bucks worth of tyres!!
The fellow that did the wheel alignment seemed to express some difficulty in getting things exactly right for vehicles such as the Granvia, and while the vehicle seems to be tracking better could the settings be wrong?
This is the first new set of tyres I have put on the Granvia so I am unsure if there is a problem or whether it is just the way these vehicles are.
Do I have anything to worry about? any advice would be appreciated.
H10Series : RCH11W. KCH10W
CAMBER FL -0.50'~ 0.40': FR ditto. RL -0.30'~ 1.00 RR ditto
CASTER FL 1.00'~ 2.30' : FR ditto.
TOE FL 0.0~2.0mm : FR ditto RL ditto RR ditto
SAI FL 9.50' ~11.20' FR ditto
INCLUDED ANGLE 9.00' ~ 12.00' FR ditto
Cross Camber -0.30'~ 0.30'
Cross Caster -0.30' ~0.30'
Cross SAI -0.30' ~0.30'
Total Toe 0.0mm ~4.0mm
Cross Camber -0.30' ~0.30'
Total Toe 0.0mm ~ 4.0mm
Thrust Angle 0.0' BUT might be 0.01' on a Granvia
Axle Offset 0.0mm
FL= front left
RR+ right rear etc
0.50'= 0 degree 50 minutes
2.30' = 2 degree 30 minutes
What's the handling like after the mods? Mainly using mine as a family wagon but going to get a tow bar on for our dinghy.
I was kind of weighing up whether to try and improve cornering ability a bit as most of our trips are on some of the most winding highways in the country, but to be honest I don't know what that would involve.
I asked if road noise would be a prob. but he said it won't. I will be getting these tyres fitted over the next month so will place outcome on the site once a few K's have been done.
The fact that max torque is at 2000rpm (for the diesel anyway) just makes them a pleasure to drive, the grunt is being used all the time instead of having to floor it to get moving (I imagine driving a petrol Estima type vehicle would be like this?) .
An update on the wheel alignment, the two front tyres are now badly feathered and the wheel alignment place is going to adjust them for free next week, but as they say "once they're scuffed they're stuffed" so it is probably to late ARRRRRGHHH!!!!!!!! I guess maybe putting them on the back would be a wise move to get as much wear out of them as is still possible.
The weird thing is all 4 tyres are showing some wear on the edges, the tyre guy talked me into these tyres, they are "kingstar" 215/65, a mid to budget brand. I am starting to wonder whether they are just not suitable for these vehicles, they are definitely more noisy on the road as well.
Next time I think I will spend another 50 bucks a tyre and get something a bit better.
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