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Uneven tire wear

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by EEtaco, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    EEtaco

    EEtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I got some Michelin AT2's about two months ago and already have about 5k miles on them. I haven't rotated them yet, but they are wearing only on the outside edge. My last tires (stock dunlops) did the same thing. I took it to get the alignment checked this morning and the tech said it was in spec, but the tires shouldn't be wearing like that so he "tweaked" the camber. Unfortunately I don't know the specs before the alignment today, but here are the current ones. From what I've read in other threads my camber should be 0, if not really close. Suggestions?

    FYI I have 5100's set at 1.75".

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  2. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    EEtaco

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    My previous tires (stock dunlop) were the same way. They were rotated regularly and the alignment "correct", but the front still continued to wear mainly on the outside.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    bump for some alignment input.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2011 at 11:46 PM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    Shoulder wear on your tires is generally a sign of bad alignment ONLY if you aren't a young or young at heart driver.

    Shoulder wear is normal if you're hearing tire in the curves. With your numbers above, I would expect you're fine. Especially if you're getting wear on the rears. Mine generally wear like that, more so on my sports cars. Stock Elise tires lasted 3 moths with no track time at all. Not showing on my taco yet, but I'm using it mostly for bringing kids to school and hawaii driving sucks.

    EDIT: Its smooth wear right? not scalloped or anything. even funny wear on each block is hard driving, but scalloping across blocks in a pattern isnt. Did your alignment guy check for any worn parts? Can't align loose parts.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    EEtaco

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    I'll pay more attention to my corners, as it's most likely just me. Yes, it's smooth wear, but what has me confused is the rears are not showing any wear at all yet. The first 2k on the tires was in town and the last 3k was interstate driving, so I must just be a lead-foot in town.:eek:

    Thanks!
     
  6. Jan 12, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    fronts will normally be the ones to wear under heavy load in straight axle vehicles.
     
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