Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Wheels & Tires

Notices

Can a soft front suspension cause wear on the outside of the front tires?

Reply
 
* Tire Finding Tools Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-17-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
Lean Mean MPG Machine (best = 27)
pidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud of
 
pidro_el_pirata's Avatar
Name: Stefan
Joined: Sep 2008, #9333
Location: Central Coast, CA, US
Gender: Male
Posts: 314
pidro_el_pirata's Tacoma Gallery
Can a soft front suspension cause wear on the outside of the front tires?

Can a soft front suspension cause wear on the outside of the front tires? I just got my tires aligned and the alignment was relatively good but the outsides of the front tires were more worn compared to the inside. Trying to figure out what could cause the wear since the alignment was good.

My rear shocks were replaced within 50,000 miles but I don't think the front shocks have ever been replaced. There is no doubt that they do need it- I'm the second owner and the truck has 139k on it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
ace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Sep 2010, #42591
Location: Western KY
Gender: Male
Posts: 806
ace96's Tacoma Gallery
Not sure if its the same but when I had my Mustang my wife thought she was in the Daytona 500 all the time. She wore the outside edges off from driving so fast through turns. When I took it in for tires, the shop thought alignment was bad, but it was fine.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
Salesman by trade, Gentleman by habit
Mr. Biscuits is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr. Biscuits is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr. Biscuits is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr. Biscuits is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr. Biscuits is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr. Biscuits is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr. Biscuits is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr. Biscuits is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr. Biscuits is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr. Biscuits is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr. Biscuits is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Mr. Biscuits's Avatar
Name: Brennen J
Joined: May 2012, #78316
Location: Bakersfield
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,458
Mr. Biscuits's Tacoma Gallery
The outer tread will always wear faster than any other part of the four tires because of ^that. Even if you don't take corners quick it's still going to wear because all the weight gets thrown to that tire in a turn. If it's bad rotate the rears tires up and fronts swap sides in rear
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 08:16 PM   #4
Lean Mean MPG Machine (best = 27)
pidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud ofpidro_el_pirata has much to be proud of
 
pidro_el_pirata's Avatar
Name: Stefan
Joined: Sep 2008, #9333
Location: Central Coast, CA, US
Gender: Male
Posts: 314
pidro_el_pirata's Tacoma Gallery
Yea I had them rotated so they will even out. I was just wondering about the technical aspects of the suspension affecting the wear.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Uneven Front Brake Wear, 1st Gen, 4wd mltitlntd Technical Chat 4 02-26-2012 09:34 AM
Front suspension very soft and touchy sarange Suspension 8 11-20-2011 11:57 PM
05+ Tacoma Front and Rear Suspension + XD Wheels & MTZ Tires sierrahsky Buy / Sell / Trade 56 04-03-2011 10:12 AM
Front and Rear Brake Wear Question flyby08 2nd Gen. Tacomas 34 12-29-2010 05:13 PM
Front Tread Wear 4500 Miles on 2007? sak3358 Wheels & Tires 4 09-14-2007 05:08 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.