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what causes your tires to do this?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chevy_mud_84, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. chevy_mud_84

    chevy_mud_84 Registered Member

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    What causes your tires to chop? cuz my brand new 35" mt's the centere lugs on the front are startin to kinda chop. like the tread wearing unevenly on each lug.
     
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    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    My friends did that and it was caused by an alignment issue.

    Ira
     
  3. chevy_mud_84

    chevy_mud_84 Registered Member

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    cuz i know my truck needed wheel bearings and a new steering box, and i just got them all put in this week. so hopefully that fixs it. but i guess i might try and alignment.
     
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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    balance your tires
     
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    rotated em lately?
     
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    if you have them rotated regularly it helps
     
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    Under inflated, over inflated or bad alignment will cause this.
     
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    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    All of the afore mentioned, along with bad shocks. It happened on some tires I had on my old K5. Everything checked out ok.. turned out the shocks were just too old & probably weak. I changed them out and watched them for a while and the scalloped edges went away. No problems after that.
     
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    Warn parts......
     
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    If the bearings are shot, it will cause abnormal wear.
     
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    warn wheel bearings, not rotating(but I'm talking for like 15k miles), and worn ball out ball joints are the most common causes of choppy wear I see on a daily basis. Had one yesterday that was caused by bad alignment and both idler arms(IFS Chevy) were worn out.
     
  12. chevy_mud_84

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    well the truck has a new steering box, new wheel bearings, ball joints on the one side, the tires are balanced, they are a radial tire, it has brand new shocks on it, new steering arms and end links and all those parts, the tires are at 35psi, and i just put these new tires on like a month ago, so maybe i should rotate them. but other then that i think im down to an alignement.
     
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    Is this your DD also? Heavy aggressive driving and braking could cause this also.

    I chewed up front tires driving pretty crazy in my younger days.
     
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    yes this is my DD.
     

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