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Thread: uneven tire wear on outside of front tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75K30 View Post
    Either way you have to address your alignment issue.
    Your vibration could also be the tires scrubbing from the same problem, especially if the truck does this shake over highway bumps and road treansitions where the suspension is cycling and the camber is changing.
    Yes it does it more on bumpy and uneven roads
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    Quote Originally Posted by F350 Custom View Post
    Let me be more specific. The outside of the tires are wearing as such that there is good tread then worn tread then good and so on around my tires up front. Is that feathering??
    good tread, bad tread, good tread = overinflated tires.

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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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