[T3] Alignment

Jim Adney jadney at VWType3.org
Thu Dec 15 22:31:01 PST 2016

Squareback rears are supposed to be inflated to 36 psi if the car is 
fully loaded. I saw that car on that trip, and it looked quite full, 
but I don't know how heavy the load was. In general, when I'm loading 
up for a trip, I try to put as much heavy stuff in front as possible, 
since most of the car's weight, body, engine, and tranny is already 
in the rear.

Daniel said his rear tires were inflated to 30 psi, which would be 
okay for a low to medium load, but probably low for what he was 
carrying. That alone could answer much of the wear we see. The 
question that remains is why just on the right side. Is it possible 
that this side was slightly less inflated than the left rear?

One final piece of the puzzle I'd like to know is, what is the 
treadwear rating on those tires? 40 kmi may be reasonable for them.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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