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uneven wear on nitto grapplers?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by gupster88, May 31, 2010.

  1. May 31, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    i have some 265/70/17 nitto's on stock sport wheels, .85" lift on the front. i noticed the other day that the outer tread is wearing more than any part of the tread on the front tires. so i first thought my alignment was off, took it in to sears since the alignment is still under warranty.

    he put it on the machine, printout came back perfect within specs. nothing out of specs or extreme. he said being that it is an aggressive a/t tire it might wear unevenly. i know that is true but would that account for an uneven wear like i stated earlier??? anyone with nittos have this same problem?

    Also, i am rubbing at when i make hard turns at low speeds. it doesnt have to be full lock to rub either. thought 265/70's did not rub???
     
  2. May 31, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Rotate them every 5k miles at a minimum. otherwise they will wear unevenly.
     
  3. May 31, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    I have some Nitto DG's and they wear out evenly. I rotate them about every 5K.:cool:
     
  4. May 31, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    Post your alignment print out...They may say "Specs", but if its not right, the tires will weear.
     
  5. May 31, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    Ill post my specs tomorrow. Im at work right now. I only have 3k on these tires. Havent even put enough miles on them to have to rotate.
     
  6. May 31, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    Too much positive camber.. Tires shouldnt wear like that if the alignment is in 'spec'
     
  7. May 31, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    Thats what im thinking too!
     
  8. May 31, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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  9. Jun 1, 2010 at 5:24 AM
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    Ok here are my alignment specs:

    FL CAMBER: .06
    FR CAMBER: .08

    FL CASTER: 2.1
    FR CASTER: 2.6

    FL TOE: .02
    FR TOE: .04
     
  10. Jun 1, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    the specs seem to be pretty good imo
     
  11. Jun 2, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    Bump. Anybody have an idea?
     
  12. Jun 2, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    Those specs are good, but the only thing causeing un even wear is the alignment. When was the last it was done?
     
  13. Jun 2, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    How about tire pressure?
     
  14. Jun 2, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    if it's warn in the middle your tires are over in flated, if the edges are worn it's under inflated....i think:eek:
     
  15. Jun 2, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    Correct. But if its one side, or the other, its alignment.
     
  16. Jun 2, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    Alignment was done in march by Sears. Barely 3000 miles on them since then.

    Sensors havent came on. any idea what is a good pressure for the nittos?

    Its on both front tires, edge of the outside tread only. which originally made me think too much camber but obviously not.
     
  17. Jun 2, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    i think 32psi front and 34 rear is good... or vice versa. but it may vary for nitto tg's
     
  18. Jun 2, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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