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I have a 147 JTD16v and have just replaced the front tyres with 17inch Goodyear F1's. I am getting a noise from the front end which sounds very much like a worn wheel bearing noise. My local Alfa dealer reckons it is the tyres 'blocking' or 'stepping' on the inside. He showed me the uneven wear on the inside tread up on the lift. The tyre company I bought them off has had the same problem with other customers and he reckoned it was a problem on 17inch tyres. They have returned tyres to Goodyear as a fault but they say it is the car, not the tyres
Has anybody else experienced this and can you recommend a tyre to replace them with? The car came with Bridgestone Potenza.
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hey! I'm using Pirelli Pzero assimetricos and they've worn that way too, I just live with it. Most cars running low profile wide wheels wear in the same way, nothing I can do.

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Which model of F1 tyres are they? The GSD3 version are pretty quiet, but the Original F1 and GSD2 are a very noisy tyre due to their tread pattern.
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If the inside edge of the tyre wearing is due to a camber change from larger wheels or aftermarket suspension kits then Eibach make camber adjustment kits for Alfas which might help.

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