uneven tire wear on outside of front tires

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  1. F350 Custom

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    Yes it does it more on bumpy and uneven roads
     
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    good tread, bad tread, good tread = overinflated tires.
     
  3. BernieB

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    Okay, now I'm confused... You said it was worn on the outside egde, but you just said good, bad, good, which would mean the center is wearing, and as Brad says, that's overinflation. Wear on both edges (inner and outer) with good center tread would be underinflation.

    If it's patchy around the circumference of the tire then that's usually worn suspension, mostly bad shocks or struts, or really unbalanced wheels and tires.

    Here's a link to some simple tire wear pattern diagrams: HOW TO READ TIRE WEAR
     
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    that sounds like you're getting some serious wobble... the only thing i can think of that would cause wear like that is a bent steering or suspension component... my old jeep had a bent something or other... tower bar? someone help me out, the name is escaping me... connected the two front wheels, part of the steering assembly... brother towed a buddy out of a hole with it (whoops) and bent it, caused the front wheels to splay outward like a teenage girls legs on prom night... EXTREME toe-out. wobbled so bad the front end was bouncing off the ground at 25 mph. you might have a less severe case of a toe-in or toe-out problem. or maybe the lugnuts arent torqued down properly? i would examine the steering components for bent parts and definitely check the torque on the lugnuts. let us know what you find out!
     
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    man, im just too slow with the posts tonight, i keep repeating what someone else already said. by the way Bernie, good link!
     

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