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Hey guys..I was looking at the pics that my dad sent me of my truck with the 35 on it and i noticed that the old tire was wearing wiered.. Its like almost brand new tread on the outside, but the inside is worn more.. any ideas on why it would do this? i just dont want this to happen to the 35's after i put the lift on and everything.. they are expensive
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alignment. while you are putting the lift on might as well do ball joints and tie rods. and check the wheel bearings. you order AVM's for that thing too? or is yours the later 2000 with live axle?
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alignment. while you are putting the lift on might as well do ball joints and tie rods. and check the wheel bearings. you order AVM's for that thing too? or is yours the later 2000 with live axle?
I have no idea if its the live axle.. lol... how would we find out?
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I have no idea if its the live axle.. lol... how would we find out?
pop off the center cap, if it has a flang and just a nut. its live axle if it has this little plastic wannabe locking hub looking thing its PVH
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If the tread on the outside of the tire looks brand new but in the middle it's worn out then make sure your tires are at the right PSI. Usually that happens if they have too much air in them!
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^^It's wearing the inside of the tread down......meaning bad camber. An alignment would solve this issue.
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^^It's wearing the inside of the tread down......meaning bad camber. An alignment would solve this issue.
you just made my day.. i was thinking it was some big issue.. so the allignment that i get after the lifts will solve the problem. thanks!!

oh by the way, the dad is going to be putting the rear SL and the 35's on here really soon if he didnt do it yesterday.. then moving to the front.. he is doing the sl first then the bl.. so i will be posting up pics as soon as i get them
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Yea, we better get some pics! you've been teasing this for far too long! lol.
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haha. i know! sorry guys.. theyll be up soon..
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you just made my day.. i was thinking it was some big issue.. so the allignment that i get after the lifts will solve the problem.
a simple alignment is not going to cure the bad/loose parts.

camber/caster is not adjustable on these trucks without a kit and there is no way it just fell out of specs.

have someone who knows what there doing check the ball joints. and i dont mean just jacking the truck up and shaking the tires, thats not how you do it!
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Ya I have been seeing this ALOT on a lot of rangers..its starting to worry me also. I plan to change my upper and lower ball joints when I put on my superlift..I mean you have to tear a lot down to get to them and you also have to get an alignment after the lift also..so why not! Also..what is the need of changing tie rods? Do they just get worn out?

I would def. change out these parts when your dad does your lift James!
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well, dammit lol.. i guess when i take it to get it aligned i can have them check it.. eerrrgggg

EDIT: Dad is going to be putting on the rear SL and 35's as soon as he gets back from walking Gus(the german sheperd).. he said it shouldnt take more than 2 hours... we shall see lol.. he does have airtools though.. i will post up pics as soon as i get them

soo.. i need to check the upper and lower ball joints and tie rods.. is this it?
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well, dammit lol.. i guess when i take it to get it aligned i can have them check it.. eerrrgggg

EDIT: Dad is going to be putting on the rear SL and 35's as soon as he gets back from walking Gus(the german sheperd).. he said it shouldnt take more than 2 hours... we shall see lol.. he does have airtools though.. i will post up pics as soon as i get them

soo.. i need to check the upper and lower ball joints and tie rods.. is this it?
Yup. Also, when you are driving down the road at about 45, does it seem like the truck is hopping a little? If it does, get the shocks checked out too. I had the same problem as you, had a re-alignment, but still had the hopping up front. Put new shocks up front, and it stopped.
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Yup. Also, when you are driving down the road at about 45, does it seem like the truck is hopping a little? If it does, get the shocks checked out too. I had the same problem as you, had a re-alignment, but still had the hopping up front. Put new shocks up front, and it stopped.
no, nothing.. its wiered, because the truck drives in a strait line, doenst hop, its just the tires are wearing wiered...
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You always want to get it aligned after you mess with the suspension. Post pics!!! If you need me to host them for you just email them to me and I'll be glad too.
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You always want to get it aligned after you mess with the suspension. Post pics!!! If you need me to host them for you just email them to me and I'll be glad too.
Yeah, thats gunna be the first thing i do.. drive to the shop to get her aligned. Thanks trent but i finally figured out that as a contributor i can attatch images to my posts.. haha.. kinda makes me feel stupid that i didnt figure it out till now....

if i have any issues i will email them to you though trent
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if the shocks are bad the tire would look like a rollercoaster, because the shocks wouldnt keep the tire on the road and instead the tire bounces.

seems to me its a camber issue if the inside is wearing faster then the out side of the tire.

just to let you know even if you fix the problem get rid of that tire, radial tires keep wearing even if the alignment is perfect.
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^^It's wearing the inside of the tread down......meaning bad camber. An alignment would solve this issue.
My bad. I thought he meant the middle of the tire was wearing. Then yes you do need an alignment!
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