Front shock dust boot twisted?

Front shock dust boot twisted?

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V8 Stang

Original Poster:

4,169 posts

150 months

Sunday 23rd May
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I happened to park my car (Mustang GT) with the steering on full lock, and was shocked at the state of my tyre eek

I knew the tread was getting low, but never really checked the inner edge! New tyre going on tomorrow!
(shame as im PX'ing it later in the week, but don't wan't to risk a long drive in this condition!)




Anyway, also happened to notice the shock boot is all twisted!



Is this just a case of the base of the boot has come loose, looks to me that the base should be slipped over the round spigot thing?

When the wheel is removed tomorrow, and the weight is off the spring. Should this just slip back on? or does something look fked?

Davie_GLA

5,906 posts

166 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Just looks like bad geometry to me. The wear looks to move more on the road contact patch than the shoulder.

konark

727 posts

86 months

Tuesday 25th May
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Are you sure that's not rubbing on something when you turn? The wear seems to be right on the shoulder
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Krikkit

21,666 posts

148 months

Tuesday 25th May
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konark said:
Are you sure that's not rubbing on something when you turn? The wear seems to be right on the shoulder
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I'd say this is true - the tyre still has plenty of tread in the first groove and doesn't look especially with compared to the ones further out.

Something's nibbling that tyre on full lock, is it modified?

V8 Stang

Original Poster:

4,169 posts

150 months

Tuesday 25th May
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TBH i put the wear down to nailing the roundabout on the industrial estate at work most mornings...?

The suspension is all standard.

Anyway i managed to straighten out the shock boot while the guy was fitting a lovely “Triangle” hehe

Krikkit

21,666 posts

148 months

Tuesday 25th May
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Are they aftermarket wheels? When was it last checked for alignment? I'd be taking it somewhere proper to have an eyeball on it based on those pictures.

GreenV8S

28,859 posts

251 months

Tuesday 25th May
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The tyre has been fouling on something, It may only happen in bump or droop combined with steering.

Can the lower spring seat rotate on the damper body? If so, I'd be checking that for marks. With that much damage to the tyre it'll have left witness marks on whatever it was rubbing.

finlo

2,397 posts

170 months

Tuesday 25th May
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Mercedes Vito's do that to the NSF tyre in no miles at all, tyre places just shrug their shoulders with a "they all do that sir"