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Uneven tire wear....how do I fix it

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84CUCV, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    The rear is fine. On the front the outside of the tire has less tread, but the inside has a lot of tread. How do I go about fixing this? Thanks Mike
     
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    Mike, Make a visit to the alignment shop, they may have to shim your hubs, these shims go behind the spindle that your hub bearings ride on, this will set your caster/camber on your frontend. Needs to go on the machine to determine what size shims are needed. ;)
     
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    Are they feathered as well? If they are it's probably just a toe-in problem. A 3/16" of toe-in on 235s looks like 10" on 38s.

    If they're not feathered then it's probably just a camber problem. Do the top of your tires tip outward? If so, it's a positive camber problem.
     
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    You generally cannot fix bad tread patterns once the wear has started. You need to correct your alignment and replace the bad tires when they are worn out.
     
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    feathered what is that? Thanks for the help Mike
     
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    When you look at a lug and one part has more tread depth than the other part.
     
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    When you look at a lug and one part has more tread depth than the other part.

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    the tread lugs take on a saw tooth effect
     
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    wrap the worn down side with duck tape untill the other side catches up.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    j/k
     
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    Either too much positive camber or too much toe in.
    Did you slam your tierod a while back? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    Check your balljoints too.
    Take it to an alignment shop to figure out what it is.
     
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    After I get my new tiers. I will be taking it to the shop. Thanks guys Mike
     

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