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2012 uneven tire wear

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dustinclm, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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    dustinclm

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    I have the stock Dunlop's and noticed that the outside of the rear right tire and the same area of the front left tire is wearing faster than the other 2 tires. it is the area where the tred ends and it tapers to the sidewall. all tire pressures are even and have not been touched since the dealer. Also, the rear right tire's wear is rougher than all the other tires. Also the truck seems to "get pulled with the road" a lot, espically on the interstate. It doesn't seem like much but the wear is oddly different. here is a picture of each rear tire.
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    The truck only has 4k miles and I have never noticed this on my last tacoma. am I worrying over nothing and this is normal?
     
  2. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    First, what is the actual pressure. Second, get rid of the crappy tires.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    just measured them while hot and they were at 35psi. my 5100s come in Wednesday so once I put them on I'll start looking at tires
    my last Tacoma rode 10x rougher with lift and tires and I could stay straight for a long while with out holding the wheel. the new 2012 is all over the road the second u ease up your grip
     
  4. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    Never trust the dealer's tire pressures. Check your tire pressures in the morning before driving your truck, then go from there. Low tire pressure can cause a pulling feel while driving.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    x2^^^^plus I think ur veh is telling u to lift her and slap some new &BIGGER tires on...:D congrats on the 12 they have a badass interior and I like the new front end alot:cool:
     
  6. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    i would make a quick u-turn back to the dealer. unacceptable.
     
  7. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    The tires should have the recommended tire pressure on the sidewall.. I think.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    No, they do not. tires have the MAX pressure on the sidewall. The recommended pressure is usually found on the tag in the door jam.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    Sticker on the drivers door should be used with these tires. I thought it was 32psi all the way around?

    Either way - higher pressure usually won't wear the outside down faster.
     
  10. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    If it was just the front tires wearing like that I'd say its from taking turns too fast..
     
  11. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    door sticker says 30psi cold so 35 while hot doesn't seem too far off to me but the wear pattern just seems off to me.
     
  12. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    Have you had your alignment checked at all? My 2011 came out of the dealer with a horrible alignment.
     
  13. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    I'll probably bring it in tomorrow for an early 5k service and have them check it.
     
  14. Feb 21, 2012 at 12:46 AM
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    Front end alignment should be the first order of business on any new vehicle. They are rarely on due to the way they bind down the suspension for transport, not to mention the way the idiot that load them treat them. I've seen them run them into trailers, miss the ramps, etc. That was the first thing I did with my 2011 and found the toe 1/4" out of spec.
    Just because its new doesn't mean its perfect.
     
  15. Feb 21, 2012 at 2:35 AM
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    Alignment as said above.
     
  16. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:55 AM
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    You need to do a little research on tire inflation. Start by finding out what tire pressure to run. Do some research on when to check pressures and adjust pressures. Do some research on TPMS.

    Can tell you that checking tire pressures and adjusting psi should only be done in the early morning, when it is cooler and before the vehicle is driven. Checking and adjusting psi on tires that are warm is not correct.... To do so is as bad or worse then not doing it at all.
     
  17. Feb 21, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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    Yeah, I upgraded to Wrangler Silent Armors and never regretted it, they wear great too.
     
  18. Feb 21, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    UPDATE: Toyota said that the alignment was fine but "adjusted the toe to have it perfectly within spec". so i guess when i make my 180 mile trip tomorrow ill see if there is a difference
     
  19. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    8k miles on my '12.. no problems here with tire wear... i did have an alignment done though... :D
     
  20. Feb 21, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    I have a 2012 tacoma. Which I purchaced from an in state dealer. However the dealer was 140 miles away. The price justified the ride. I too noticed the vehicle pulled to the right when hands off.I thought at first it was the tapered to the right side rode. Now i believe possibly the tire inflation or a front end alignment possibly. Thanks for the Info.
     
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