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    I went up half a size to 175/65-14, and put on Goodyear Viva 3s. Right now I probably have about 5k on them, and I like them so far. Ride is nice, they are quiet, speedo isn't off by much, and my mpg didn't suffer a great deal. They are about $55-60 each.

    You are going to want to get the rear alignment squared away before putting on another set of tires, as others have said.



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    Update on my rear alignment check. Went to NTB to get a free all wheel alignment check and here are my results. Name:  8E71B31D-2B91-4DE4-97BA-18E52F6704DA.jpg
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    So it looks like rear wheels are in spec but the front wheel are off to the left. I can get new tires in different size and get my front wheels aligned then right?

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    Or just get camber bolts. The front is supposed to have slight negative camber. It became more noticeable with coilovers and 15's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hari04415 View Post
    Update on my rear alignment check. Went to NTB to get a free all wheel alignment check and here are my results. Name:  8E71B31D-2B91-4DE4-97BA-18E52F6704DA.jpg
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    So it looks like rear wheels are in spec but the front wheel are off to the left. I can get new tires in different size and get my front wheels aligned then right?
    Yes. Get yourself a new set of tires comparable in size then get your alignment done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hari04415 View Post
    Update on my rear alignment check. Went to NTB to get a free all wheel alignment check and here are my results.

    So it looks like rear wheels are in spec but the front wheel are off to the left. I can get new tires in different size and get my front wheels aligned then right?
    Let's compare your results with Mitsubishi specifications.

    Suspension Specifications 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage hari04415 Left hari04415 Right
    Front Toe-in At the center of tire tread mm (in) 0 3 (0.0 0.1) -0.26 0.13
    Front Camber 005' 045' * -0.09 -0.49
    Rear Toe-in At the center of tire tread mm (in) 2.5 3 (0.10 0.12) -0.99 -1.40
    Rear Camber -100' 045' * 0.16 0.04
    NOTE: *: Difference between right and left wheels must be 030' or less.

    Keep in mind that Mitsubishi lists their specifications for toe in distance rather than degrees. I'm not sure how to calculate the conversion.



    It appears to me that your alignment is only barely within specs (mostly.)

    Front camber fails as the difference between the right and left wheels exceed 030'. I'm not sure if that is a big deal or not...

    Front toe is adjustable, so no big worries there. In fact, it looks to me that either the wheels were not centered when placed on the alignment rack, or the wheels are adjusted to accommodate driving on a crowned road surface.

    The cool thing is there's lots of folks here with more experience in these matters. I'd like to hear others opinions of your alignment results, and if the numbers are good enough to move ahead with new tires. Someone smart(er) please correct me if I'm off base here.


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