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    I am getting more wear on the inside of my front tires, I am assuming this is because I live in Florida and we have mainly straight roads and the car comes with some camber on the front. I am wondering if I should inflate to a higher pressure to try to move the wear more evenly over the tire tread? They are currently at 32 or so for the front , stock pp1 wheels and tires and alignment.
     
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    Warranty?? If you haven't had the alignment checked, it might be a good idea. Are you using a depth indicator or just visual?
     
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    Its kind of common. Wear comes from camber plus toe, (front camber is what it is and isn’t adjustable from the factory, but toe is adjustable). Camber alone doesn’t wear down tires all that quickly. You could try 1-2 PSI more, but its probably not a fix for the problem.

    Its a good idea to get your alignment checked once every year or so, or when you upgrade tires. A little bit of toe can be very significant for tire wear.

    All that said, its a common thing with our cars to have to throw out tires early due to inside edge wear.
     
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    Just visual you can see a spot on the inside edge is flat where there used to be tread. I forgot to mention I did have 1 inch spacers on the front for a while, I took them off though.

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    You can also flip tires outside to inside if you catch the problem soon enough
     
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    #6 Andy13186, Feb 2, 2020
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    These tire are designed to mount in a way that says "outside" on the side wall so I dont think that is possible. I did rotate the wheels to the other side of the car though. Both tires had the same wear area but one was slightly worse
     
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    Appears you have too much front toe out. Camber wear would be further in to the tire. From picture, it also looks like you may have a slight belt separation. See how the tread block look smooth and others have a sipe?
     
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    Yup thats what my last two sets of Michellin tires looked like at the tail end of their life.

    check the alignment at some point but start saving up for your next set. How many miles on this set of tires?
     
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    ~13.5k, I have 17,250 on the car but ran with the 275s on the front with a spacer for a while
     
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    yup, I’m only getting a shade over 15k before this happens, and I am OCD about alignments, but run excessive camber. Good luck!
     
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    An important lesson: don’t buy tires with outsides.
     
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    they come stock on the pp1 lol... these are the stock pp1 mp4s 255's
     
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    My 19 PP1 is doing this too. All factory suspension, 21,000 miles. I am going to get it aligned when I put new tires on the front. I am going to get them to check the toe. I was thinking about getting camber bolts to straighten the camber out as well. Is that a dumb idea. I don't give a crud if I loose some of the PP1 handling, I just do not want to replace front tires every 20,000 miles.
     
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