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Alignment is the left - right alignment of the front wheel. If you let go of the steering wheel and the car travels in a straight line it is aligned.

Camber however is the tilt of a wheel and its tire on the axle. Ideally the tire should be perpendicular to the road surface (most amount of tire on the road as possible). However if there is a camber on the wheels, in your case it seems there is one inwards, then the alignment may be correct but the vehicle will be running more on the inside of the tires hence your loosing rubber more on the inside.

I hope this helps

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How long ago did you have a front end alignment done? Cupping is associated with improper alignment especially toe-in. Check your ball joints and wheel bearings and pay close attention to tie rod ends. There should not be any movement in them. If there is play they need to be replaced.
To check them, jack a wheel up under the lower control arm. Move the wheel top to bottom to check ball joints and wheel bearings. Tie rod ends are done side to side. Do both wheels.
Do you happen to carry heavy loads in this car and take that weight out when you go for an alignment. That could be the problem. If you do, next time leave the weight in the car, because a heavy load in the trunk will change how the tires interact with the road.
If everything is good go back to your alignment guy and get him to fix the problem, because he should be able to. If he can't find another one. Hope this helps.

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Hello boswellrww. Most likely the wheel bearings on your Tiburon need to be changed. this is a very common problem with the Tiburon and many owners are replacing wheel bearings every ten thousand miles.

That said after you have the wheel bearings replaced then replace the tires and have a front alignment done. This should solve your problem for at least 10,000 miles. Joe

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Try another shop. There are kits to correct "camber". It is possible that the suspension or frame is bent. This would require a much more involved repair. A frame shop may be able to serve you better. It would help to know which numbers are out of whack.

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Preventing tire wear is about regular maintainence to your vehicle. You should...

Preventing tire wear is about regular maintainence to your vehicle.
You should rotate your tires every 5,000 miles , and keep
your tire pressure at factory pressures as indicated by the tag
inside the drivers door column.
Alignment is another factor in tire wear , look at your tires carefully .
Look for any unusual wear , especally on the inside of the tires,
as this is usually the most troublesome spot.
As vehicles age , the springs lose their tension to a degree.
This causes a problem in the tire angle called "camber".
The vehicles wheels are tilted inward at the top.
Excessive negative camber will wear the inside of the tire.
Most vehicles can have this corrected by properly aligning
the vehicle .
Another wear problem can be caused by the toe adjustment
being out of specifications .
This is the most destructive angle to tires , it the same angle you use to steer the vehicle left and right .
It normally causes inner and outer tire edges to wear rough in
one direction smooth in another while rubbing your hand around the
Both these angles can be corrected by a professional alignment .
Be sure the technician inspects your front end for any worn parts,
as aligning it with them is a waste of money and time .
Always ask for a before and after printout of your alignment.

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