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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Whats wrong with my truck?

This past weekend I was washing my truck and I noticed the 2 front tires are wearing unevenly. Both the inner walls are wearing out much faster than the remaining parts of the tire. I've just bought this truck last August and only have about 17k miles on her, she is bone stock. My first thought was the alignment, but it's been straight ever since I bought her. The only thing I can think of is that I've taken her off-roading a couple times, nothing major, no rock crawling, just a bit of medium speed desert stuff— no jumps. Could the shocks be blown? I'd like to think Toyota's TRD off-road shocks would be much beefier than what I've done to her so far. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Whats wrong with my truck?

like you stated, possibly your alignment, or very well could be your ball joints. your shocks wont affect your alignment/tire wear..
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Re: Whats wrong with my truck?

go get it aligned...it can get thrown outta whack a little...
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Re: Whats wrong with my truck?

Like mentioned before....Alignment. Your truck can drive straight and still be out of alignment.
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Re: Whats wrong with my truck?

Couldn't tire pressure be a factor also?



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Re: Whats wrong with my truck?

Low tire pressure would probably wear both the inner and outer (to low)

I say his tires are towing outwards......causing the inner part of the tire to wear out
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Re: Whats wrong with my truck?

Every one thus far has over looked the easiest -
Have the tires ever been rotated?
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Re: Whats wrong with my truck?

rotate them and adjust your camber. i highly doubt your suspension is already crapping out after only that many miles...especially with the TRD.
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Re: Whats wrong with my truck?

Thats alignment my friend. Your camber is off a bit. The front tires are probably leaning a bit inwards like this / \ If the outer lugs were wearing quicker they'd most likely be leaning out like this \ /
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Re: Whats wrong with my truck?

Check the toe or camber, one of those may be off.
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