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Bad tire wear & Video

Look at this mess! These tires only have about 6,000 miles on them. Looks like i'll be payin a visit to the place that did the work. Btw, this is the front tire, wearing on the inside. The rear tires are wearing evenly.
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And here is a video of the tire rotating. You can see that there is a flat looking spot while its rotating. Is this acceptable, or what? I dont think it shows up quite as much in the video, but it might.
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bad wear on the inside is camber issues. tire chop is a sign of worn front end parts, also maybe a caster issue.
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The front end seem pretty tight.
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good alignment after the drop?
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yea, I got it aligned right after I lowered it. Does the camber look about right?
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u cant just look and tell
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yes you can, when its off by a good bit, but looking at a pic of a truck with minimal negative camber is a bit harder than in real life.
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yes you can, when its off by a good bit, but looking at a pic of a truck with minimal negative camber is a bit harder than in real life.

by looking straight at a car/truck its a bit difficut as there is many factors, they could be aligned perfectly but a picture cant tell u everything. just get the thing aligned, ask them to see the screen of the camber/toe. all that ****, make sure there all in spec, they will turn green if good, if not there red.
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tire chop is mostly caused from worn shocks. alignment issues in most cases will not chop a tire. the tires look like there wearing even, if anything maybe the total toe is off in the front.

and have you rotated them at all? you really should rotate them every 3-4K
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tire chop is from a bad set of shocks.....the front shocks are not keeping the tires planted on the road...
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its off. get another alignment go to a different shop this time
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tire chop is mostly caused from worn shocks. alignment issues in most cases will not chop a tire. the tires look like there wearing even, if anything maybe the total toe is off in the front.

and have you rotated them at all? you really should rotate them every 3-4K
what is tire chop? the up and down of the tire as its spining?
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this is tire chop
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the inside edge.

caused from bad shocks not alignment!
if it had bad camber the inside or outside edge would be worn more then the middle, again no choping.

total toe could cause a problem like this but you would also have a pull.

you cant just look at it and say "its off"!
nobodys eyes are that good, period.

if in dought have a shop set it up on a alignment rack and dubble check it for you, if all measurements are in spec or even on the edge of being in spec then rotate the rears straight forward to the front and cross the fronts to the rear and get a set of good shocks.
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my question is, did you get shorter shocks when you did the drop?
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i was gonna ask but i figured he would say something.

and why arn't you here yet?
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my question is, did you get shorter shocks when you did the drop?
no, I didn't think it was neccessary with only 2" of drop.

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and why arn't you here yet?
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no, I didn't think it was neccessary with only 2" of drop.


huh?
i would go with some shorter shocks, sounds like your truck is overdue for some new shocks anyways.

he was waiting for me to come by and drop off his camera memory sticks.
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^^^^^ Hahahaha, that would be confusing if someone didn't know that...
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^^^^^ Hahahaha, that would be confusing if someone didn't know that...
yea.....
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I had that same problem after I got the 18"ers on my ranger, it really wore the inside of the front tires..yeah it makes sense because that truck was still on the original '00 shocks when i traded it in feb. lol
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i had the same tire issues until i got new ball joints and an alignment... so get it aligned and see what happens
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its not just shocks, its ball joints, tierods, pitmarn arms, idlker arms, all front end suspension components. in which when one is bad, you will get a false or bad alignment.
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