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inside tire wear ON THE REAR

i bought 2 buckshots used for the rear of my truck had them mounted and balanced....now one of them has wore down in one spot on the inside down to the steel belts but the wear is not consisitant all the way around i think its just a bad tire any other opinions my old tires didnt do this i got no idea?
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is the drum full seated like it should? Rim bent?
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Was the tire cupped when you bought it? What shape are your rear drums in and pads in? If your rear drums aren't properly adjusted, that might have caused premature wear. Also, what is the condition of your rear shocks (possibly another reason). Most likely, if everything looks good and is in working order, you probably bought a tire that was ready to fail.
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You probably have a broken/shifted belt in your tire causing a high spot in the tire. This will cause one spot to wear like you described not all the way around the tire.

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is the drum full seated like it should? Rim bent?
This could be make sure that your rim is seated flat on the drum. If its alowed to wobble it will cause odd wear, but it is also going to cause alot of vibrations you could probably feel. So that ones a probably not.

I would suggest pulling the rims off and clean the hubs and the back sides of the rims very well with a wire brush.

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You probably have a broken/shifted belt in your tire causing a high spot in the tire. This will cause one spot to wear like you described not all the way around the tire.

Jason
If a belt had separated or broken, it would cause a large bulge in the tire. If you ever see this have the tire replaces immediately. Im pretty sure its not the belt package, or it would be wearing on just one side.


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i bought 2 buckshots used for the rear of my truck had them mounted and balanced....now one of them has wore down in one spot on the inside down to the steel belts but the wear is not consisitant all the way around i think its just a bad tire any other opinions my old tires didnt do this i got no idea?
My guess, as a tire installer, is that your tires are running under inflated. Some times when they are under inflated in the rear it will cause only the insides to wear. If you ever do burn outs that will make it worse. I would suggest inflating your rear tires the max pressure on the tire (unless its like 80psi, then I would only do 50 max.)
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Just going to point out that radial tires don't have belts!

Do you got any pics of the damage? If its a single lug it could have been torn off, the remaining rubber will be rough and should be pulled away from the cords. If its a wear or inflation problem the rubber should be more smooth, with the rubber around the hole worn down fairly evenly.

There could have been a problem in the mix or possibly curing of the tire but as its used I would suspect this is not the case. Much more likely that there was a problem that the seller never mentioned. Could be anything were all taking shots in the dark without pics!
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Just going to point out that radial tires don't have belts!
Michelin radials have belts!

http://earthmover.webmichelin.com/na...struction.html
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Ok...still kinda baffled as to why the inside edge of your tread is wearing out...ON THE BACK! If tire inflation is within specs, there shouldn't be any iregular wear JUST on the inside. Everything is located to the leaf springs. If a wheel is bent, it'll ride like crap. If a axle wheel flange is bent, it'll drive like crap. Could be possible that you just didn't notice how badly worn down they were prior to installing them.



Highly unlikely...but...the only thing i can see that would cause this, is a bent axle housing. shaped like a V kinda. ridin' on the inside of the tread. lol.
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Radial tires have wires (in the case of earthmovers, light truck/car tires use textile) that go around the summit of the tire. Bias ply use belts that go across the summit, from bead to bead, called belts.
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Radial tires have wires (in the case of earthmovers, light truck/car tires use textile) that go around the summit of the tire. Bias ply use belts that go across the summit, from bead to bead, called belts.
Four more references to radial tires having "belts".....do you still think
radial tires don't have "belts"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_manufacturing


http://www.procarcare.com/icarumba/r...p#construction


http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/inf...nstruction.dos


https://www.rsracing.com/glossary.htm
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Maybe we're only arguing because I refuse to call the nappes belts. I'm sure its just a term used in manufacturing, a tomatoe tomato type of thing. Also I don't like calling them 'nappes' as many tires are textiles instead of wires. But 'nappes' is the word for the wires put on the summit of a michelin radial transport truck tire, of this much I am 100% sure because I make them.
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Maybe we're only arguing because I refuse to call the nappes belts. I'm sure its just a term used in manufacturing, a tomatoe tomato type of thing. Also I don't like calling them 'nappes' as many tires are textiles instead of wires. But 'nappes' is the word for the wires put on the summit of a michelin radial transport truck tire, of this much I am 100% sure because I make them.
Maybe you should correct the terminology from Michelin, and all the other references I gave!
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Maybe we're only arguing because I refuse to call the nappes belts. I'm sure its just a term used in manufacturing, a tomatoe tomato type of thing. Also I don't like calling them 'nappes' as many tires are textiles instead of wires. But 'nappes' is the word for the wires put on the summit of a michelin radial transport truck tire, of this much I am 100% sure because I make them.
I can garentee you every tire on the road has steel belts or "nappes". I know this because I have been stabbed quiet a few times by them, while dismounting tires.

Most of the time the belt package will contain 1-2 steel belts and 2-3 polyester or vinyl belts. Take a look on your tire it will tell you exactly what the belt package is on your tires.
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