It should not affect alignment much, but that is something I would not say for sure. It sertainly will not change it dramatically if the tech was careful. However anytime a suspension component is replaced, an laignment is generally in order. Tire wear on the driver side is not uncommon especially if you drive on the highway a lot. All roads have a, "Crown" so that front end collisions are avoided by pushing the car off to the right if someone fell asleep at the wheel. It also helsp water shed and debris off the road. However, it is also an indicator of the wheel having too much positive camber. Camber is the alignment component for the vertical as it sits parrallel to the frame. Positive camber is leaning the top of the tire out and negative camber leans the top of the tire in. Wear on both sides of the tire is usually due to under inflation that cups the tire surface or the tire has started to cup for other reasons.
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 1:16 AM