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Old 11-26-2018, 12:59 PM
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front wheels look slightly bowed out. tires worn on inside.

1994 Maxima gxe. 130k miles. just noticed both wheels look slightly bowed out. tires are worn on the inside. car not making any strange noises?
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:45 PM
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possible worn tie rods.
in any event you need an alignment.

(based on assumption when you say bow out you mean the front part of the tires are farther apart compared to the rear part of your tires if you were looking at your car from above view.
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Old 11-26-2018, 04:12 PM
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no. looking from the front of the car the tires are tilted like this / / \ \ the top of the tires are in, the outside are out. that's why the tires are worn on the inside of the tires.
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it has negative camber, if youre not sure how to check the front end just take it to a shop for a 2 wheel alignment and tell them to check the front end first. might need a tie rod but likely just the camber set and probably toe adjusted
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Evolution. Basically your car has adapted to the ongoing trends in the import auto scene and natural selection has chosen the 3rd gen to survive in these harsh conditions.

What are you, a creationist? You think cars are a product of intelligent design? You don't think complex machines have the ability to create themselves? Haha. Ok, then if that's the case then maybe there was a design failure and something needs repaired. But good luck in your search to find a form of intelligence to fix it for you, like God. Haha. Keep praying to the skies buddy. Or you can do the smart thing and not worry about it, let scientists do the tough work, they are obviously much smarter humans that you will ever be. Neil DaRace Ricin' says to keep it the way it is, you'll be more respected once you allow your car to conform to the latest styles that nature has selected for this species of automobile.

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Originally Posted by markevans999 View Post
1994 Maxima gxe. 130k miles. just noticed both wheels look slightly bowed out. tires are worn on the inside. car not making any strange noises?
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Originally Posted by markevans999 View Post
no. looking from the front of the car the tires are tilted like this / / \ \ the top of the tires are in, the outside are out. that's why the tires are worn on the inside of the tires.
Alignment ...
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Definitely needing an alignment. I know tie rods were mentioned which is a possibility but id also have the ball joints checked for any play aswell being a safety concern. Either jack up the front end and check to see if the wheel wiggles by moving it from top to bottom and from side to side and check the ball joints for play with a pry bar. If you cant do that then take it to a shop and have them check it over. Don't waste your money on an alignment until you have checked it and have replaced any worn parts and get an alignment after you've changed what needs to be changed one time. Also check your shocks and make sure they're not leaking. Especially if they're originals.
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Originally Posted by Hectic View Post
Evolution. Basically your car has adapted to the ongoing trends in the import auto scene and natural selection has chosen the 3rd gen to survive in these harsh conditions.

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excessive camber..
so the possibilities...
bent strut
wheel bearing
ball joint
bad strut mount
bad strut mount bearing
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+'s to everyones suggestions
I do think i've heard some "toe in" is desirable
although if your "camel toe-in"thats a whole nother thing
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Originally Posted by maximagician View Post
+'s to everyones suggestions
I do think i've heard some "toe in" is desirable
although if your "camel toe-in"thats a whole nother thing
LOL unfortunately it's not a toe problem. it sounds like a camber problem. you know the herra flush guys with the crazy camber (top part of the wheel is super tilted in)
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by markevans999 View Post
1994 Maxima gxe. 130k miles. just noticed both wheels look slightly bowed out. tires are worn on the inside. car not making any strange noises?
ideas?
I thought "bowed out"meant "pigeon toe'd" or the opposite
my 3rd gen maximas Have made me swap a control arm or its bushing on some,the drivers side is usually wet with oil and\or steering pump leakage
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