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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Yeah, I understand the right rear is usually the one out of alignment.

    How many miles on your tires and are you able to measure the tread depth? I bought a tread depth gauge and note depth at oil changes.
    Only 3,300 miles. Haven't even done a rotation yet. Got my sticky tires (and 15s) to put in soon. I am happy to see that it is still in spec. Will be getting lowering springs and a realignment after their install. I did not want to lower the car until I knew the rear axle was on spec.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Subcompact Culture View Post
    The rear left is a 0.22 (max is 0.28). I guess it's close enough, eh?
    One of my rear wheels is 0.23. I have 40,000 miles on the same tires (not Enasaves) and rotate them every 5,000 miles. I check my tires when I rotate them...and I have absolutely no funky tire wear issues going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subcompact Culture View Post
    Will be getting lowering springs and a realignment after their install. I did not want to lower the car until I knew the rear axle was on spec.
    That's a great idea to get it checked now. Remember, it's possible that lowering the your car could make your rear alignment numbers worse. But at least lowering springs are an easy mod on these cars.

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    I had mine in recently to get this checked (again) since the car always pulls to the right. No one really listened when I told them about the rear suspension issue. They ended up replacing the right side caliper, which actually did make my car go straighter, but not perfectly. I've been driving it for a few weeks to completely confirm that it still is pulling to the right. I'm going to have to bring it in again.

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    Top_Fuel - you may be happy to see that the alignment issue may be starting to get the attention it deserves. Look at the "test drive checklist" in this used Mirage review just posted on Autotrader (Canadian site). Tire wear is top of the list:

    http://www.autotrader.ca/expert/2018...age-2014-2018/

    Bunch more links to various threads here on the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    ...the alignment issue may be starting to get the attention it deserves.
    That's awesome! Maybe someone besides us Mirage geeks is checking out the forum!


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