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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by paul_cfh, May 2, 2000.

  1. paul_cfh

    paul_cfh Registered Member

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    sorry this isnt a blazer ? but i need some info...........i just pulled the tsl boggers of my truck (to put on my blazer) and switched the super swampers that where on my blazer them...........my ? is what would cause the inside of the tread to wear and only on the back set .........i know i should have rotated them more......thanks in advance.....

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  2. chaka73

    chaka73 1/2 ton status

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    Dont really know but did you check the air pressure? maybe that was it.

    keep blazin !!!
     
  3. 6.2Blazer

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    If the center of the tread is worn and outer edge isn't, this is a classic case of having the tires over-inflated. If all 4 tires were at the same pressure, the reason you are seeing this on only the back tires is because the rear of most vehicles (especially pickups) are much lighter than the front, and more weight requires more air. I typically run about 5 pounds less air in the rear tires on my Blazer to compensate for this.
     
  4. Eagle86K5

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    Something else to think about...Gasoline weighs approximately 6.2 pounds at sea level, in a 31 gallon tank that can account for 192.2 extra pounds with a full tank....FYI

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  5. paul_cfh

    paul_cfh Registered Member

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    i'll try that with the swampers and see if it helps

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  6. Goose

    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    Inside of both rear wheels huh? Sounds to me like your rear axle housing is slightly bent causing the tires to run slightly more on the inside. For your sake I hope it's something else, but I don't know what it would be.

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  7. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

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    I doubt that either you or any previous owner wraped a chain or strap around the rear end to pull it out of a stuck did you?

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  8. Blazer1970

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    A parts truck that I had for a while had a rear 12 bolt that was bent like that. You could look at it close, and it looked like it was smiling. I assumed that the truck had been airborn a few times.

    Tim

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    sorry i took so long to reply didnt check it .........nope never hooked a chain around the axle but it has been air born a few times ........quess i have a good reason to get that 14 bolt after all

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