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

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by pidro_el_pirata, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. pidro_el_pirata

    pidro_el_pirata [OP] Lean Mean MPG Machine (best = 27)

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    pidro_el_pirata [OP] Lean Mean MPG Machine (best = 27)

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    Yea I had them rotated so they will even out. I was just wondering about the technical aspects of the suspension affecting the wear.
     
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