Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern California
Car: 2011 Subie 3.6R Limited 2013 Cmax e=nergi PHEV
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Good Points. Grandparents met at Theil College which is a little NW of you in your neck of the hilly woods. I drove through PA a few times when I lived in MI. Great Grandpa went to Gettysburg Seminary on the other side of PA. How many civil war buffs will be out there this July? Going to be in the hundreds of thousands for the sesquicentenial I will bet.
I am not so confounded by the fact that they are wearing down, but rather that one is worn out pretty much in the one spot. I just want to get even wear on all fours by proper balance, rotation and alignment and am trying to figure out if I screwed up the maintenance (balance, rotation, camber, cross camber), or is the one tire is a stinker, or if the strut is culpable.
My driving is start-stop daily city, on and off the freeway, lots of turns from high to low speed on non so good industrially zoned city streets subjected to lots of heavy semi traffic, and on the weekends it is up the s -turns into elevation and back down with a wee bit of unpaved beach and forest roads consisting of sand, gravel, with a few rocks to boot. It has been put through more extreme measures a few times on ATV roads where the car and tires had no business being, which could have led to the strut's early demise, though a few members here have said that premature strut failure is not uncommon on the GEN 4.1 OB.
The stockers have been fully put through the ringer and I hate to admit it but recently in bad snow /slush/ ice the old (slicks) got to wear cables after sliding downhill under power in first (NO BRAKES). Don't tell SOA. No problem with the cables. A jeep with snows was off the road flipped and several 4wd trucks had slid off the canyon road shoulder so I felt better safe than sorry.
2011 3.6R Limited Curt 2" Hitch, Garmin ecoRoute HD OBDII, Weathertechs, Fumoto Valve, 19mm RSB I-pod controller, Exhaust Tips, RSBP, F&RCBM
2013 Cmax e=nergi phev
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