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Rear tires cupping on 2005 Ford Focus. Monroe did alignment but toe-in was set and nothing else done to the camber on front or rear. The car has 59,000 miles and was bought new and has had TLC, has had tire rotations every 5,000 mi. but is ready for the third set of tires, the road noise is terrible from the cupped tires. I would be hard pressed to buy another Focus.

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Cupping is caused by, underinflationand/or mechanical irregularities such as out of balance of wheel or tire, and a bent or damaged wheel. have a good day !!

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