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uneven tire tread wear

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 04coma, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Sep 15, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    04coma

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    is it my alignment, or is it a busted shock? i have recently asked two different shops about my uneven wear on the drivers side tire.one said it was my alignment. the other said it was a busted shock, he tested this by pressing down right above my fender on the hood. he came to his conclusion because of a hissing noise when it was depressed. could it just be that at one point in time the tire was ran on low pressure ? here are the pics. drivers side of the tire not the whole left hand side of the tire[​IMG] the passenger tire looks pretty normal??? [​IMG]
     
  2. Sep 15, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    I would see if your camber or Toe is off
     
  3. Sep 15, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    hmm i dont have a clue what that is? but anywho say i can find it how do i know it is off?
     
  4. Sep 15, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    you can hav your allignment checked.best time to do it is right after you change your tires.looks like you dont hav much tread left on both tires in your pix.
     
  6. Sep 15, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    Toe & camber are alignment adjustments. Both are checked with alignment. I'd just get an alignment done.:) I've seen much, much worse though. How many miles?
     
  7. Sep 15, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    on the truck its self is a lil over 67000. i bought it used and the dealer wouldnt come off a new set of tires because he cut the price down by 4000. so i cant blame him on that. i do need new tires desparetly! the credit card i was depending on to get new tires with is a pos. fyi CREDIT ONE will charge you 169$ to open an acct. with them!!!!!!!!! so i told them to cancel that card:)
     
  8. Sep 15, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    yeah get it re-aligned
     
  9. Sep 15, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    no problem bud! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Sep 15, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    so it isnt my shock then,good to kno. is it busted because it is hissing?
     
  12. Sep 15, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    Could be a failing shock absorber
     
  13. Sep 15, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    ok good. well not good but you know what i mean. i just dont have the funds to fix both. i still have no clue how i am going to get tires ive got the hook for some hercules ats for 400 out the door. PROBLEM is i dont have 400 :(
     
  14. Sep 15, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    I have a TRD shock from my 06. You can have both if they fit
     
  15. Sep 15, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    that would be awesome how do we know if they fit?
     
  16. Sep 15, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    can you post a picture of the front 2 shock absorbers? When you have time
     
  17. Sep 15, 2009 at 9:21 PM
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    yes sir i sure can ill try to have it up tommorrow nite. thanks for the help once again man.
     
  18. Sep 15, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    Alright sounds good Justin. Ill take a few pictures of mine to compare to.

    And No problem. Glad to Help. Thats why TW was created;)
     
  19. Sep 16, 2009 at 4:17 AM
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    How old are the tires?

    They look pretty old.... Are you getting new tires soon? I wouldn't necessarily worry about an allignment until you get NEW tires.

    Sometimes I wonder if the tires wear funny when the tires get old & thin. I had a set of Bridgestone Duellers that wore on the insides when they were getting old & thin. I had the allignment done when new and had it checked - and nothing was out of spec.

    When the shocks are bad, you'll usually get CUPPING - uneven choppy tire wear.

    Here's some neat info - Perhaps balljoints are going bad?
    http://www.aa1car.com/library/tire_wear.htm
     
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