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Front tires chopping is this a common problem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by trd taco guy, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Jun 4, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    trd taco guy

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    So I put alot of miles on my taco because I'm a sales guy and I have been having a issue with the front tires chopping. The first time around was after my spring tsb my alignment was out of wack a bit because the dealer never did a alignment after the install because they were doing me a "favor" by installing the tsb at all becausE at the time the tsb didn't include the '09. That was at about 10k miles now I have about 38k and the tires are still chopping the alignment was perfect no issues so my mechanic called the dealer to see if there were any new tsb's for the issue and nothing. The dealer told my mechanic that he should just rotate the tires ever 5k miles. To me that seems a bit weird to have to rotate the tires so much because they r wearing out wrong. Anyone else have this issue or have any suggestions?
     
  2. Jun 4, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    So you've gone 28,000 miles without rotating the tires?? Yeah, that would be a good idea to do that a little more often.

    Usually though, choppy tires are a sign of either weak shocks, loose parts, or an out of balance that has gone on way too long.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    Another thing you have to look at is are the tires properly mounted to the wheel. On the tire itself there is what they call a beauty ring. This is nothing mor than a raised portion in the side wall of the tire usually with in a 1/4" of the edge of the wheel/rim. The distance between this beauty ring and the edge of the weel/rim has to be equal all the way around the whole circumfrance of the wheel and tire assembly. If not you can get abnormal tire wear. On a side note once a tire starts to get abnormal tire wear it will continually progress no matter what corrections have been made.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    I've found over the years with Asian 4x4s it's best tu just rotate em every oil change 3-5k
     
  5. Jun 4, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    No I rotate the tire pretty regularly like every second oil change or 10k miles I didn't mention it earlier. So I don't really have an issue with rotating them. 5k miles or every oil change just seemed a bit much to me. Never had any chopping issues with my 2000 taco or my 05 silverado just thought it was weird that on a brand new taco that the dealer says it's normal to have chopping tires and the fix is just rotate them more I would think they might want to make a truck that doesn't destroy tires sooner then other trucks because of a "normal" issue.
     
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