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Major tire wear on the front tires ....why?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlueOx, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. BlueOx

    BlueOx 1/2 ton status

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    I really don’t drive the K5 that much but recently I started to drive it every day. After the d60 and 14blt swap I put about 50 miles on it and stopped driving it. While I was at it I added some new 35 MTR’s on 15x10” wheels. I started looking at the front tires and the tread it almost gone in less than a 1000 miles. The rear tires look so new they still have that rubber webbing on them. I know I need to work on the front brakes and install the steering dampener (for lack of a better word) on the D60. The wear on the front tires starts on the inside and gets worse as you move to the out side of the tires. (almost a taper look) I also noticed when I’m in a parking lot and drive in a circle I leave a perfect front tire tread marks on the ground. I never had an alignment done after the install. Can camber and caster angles be adjusted on the D60? What could be the culprit it my tire wear and how do I fix it?

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  2. DPI

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    Sounds like you need to set your "toe-in". From what you described I would guess you have too much. Take a measurement between the tires in front and behind the axle on a parallel plain at about axle level. The front measurement should be 1/8" - 1/4" less than the rear measurement.
     
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    Sounds like you need to set your "toe-in". From what you described I would guess you have too much. Take a measurement between the tires in front and behind the axle on a parallel <font color="red"> plane </font> at about axle level. The front measurement should be 1/8" - 1/4" less than the rear measurement.

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    fixed it
     
  4. BigBurban350

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    Spend $50 for a computer alignment to save your really expensive investment in tires.
     
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    definetly sounds like toe-in. I would just take it down to a shop and have them align it.
     
  6. Drey

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    Yeah I would agree with those guys it does sound like an alignment problem, I had a buddy with the same problem on his truck he ended up having a Tierod or something(i dont rightly recall what it was) on his F150 break.

    Say guys do you know what kind of alignment I need to have the shop do so my Right Rear tires keep from wearing out so fast /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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