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Old 06-04-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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Tire wearing funny.

So, you can see that the outside of the tire is wearing more than the inside. I have new axles 2 years ago and also have ceramic balancers on them.

I not sure if this started before I had this done. I have been to Zion NP twice and Oregon and back once. Zion and back is a 900 mile round trip and Oregon and back is 2,400 mile round trip. So since the new axels and balancers I have 4200 miles on the tires.

Could this be a balance thing or alignment? if it was on a car I would say Alignment.

I figure I will rotate the tires and see if a new one does the same thing on this front driver side..
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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Is it worn evenly around the tire like that? I replaced one worn like that a couple of months ago, the belts had started coming apart in the tire.
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yep all the way around but the tire seems ok. No wire showing or cracks. Just trying to figure out why it did it. The rest of the tires are ok. I'm hoping to get through the summer before I replace them this winter or next spring.
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Hi, kind of hard to tell from the angle of the picture, but if the tread gap on the outside of the tire is wider than the tread gap on the inside of the tire, it's starting to separate. Otherwise you have an alignment problem.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:57 AM   #5
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How do you fix an alignment problem?
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I agree with everything above. I would do as you suggest if there is no indication of separation. Swap locations and watch the "new" tire in that location since you are not sure if occurred prior to the new axles.

Alignment is done on a frame rack type device and the axles are gently bent to alignment specs. There are not a lot of trailer service places that do alignments, but you will find one in your region anyway.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:26 AM   #7
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Ok, thanks, I will give this a try. We are heading to Oregon July 18th. So 2000+ miles should show me what I want to see..
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Keep a close eye on them, if it is a separation starting, it could get ugly fast.
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It appears to me it's alignment. I think I can also see the blocks are feathered, indicating too much toe-in, but it could also be the two other tires on the other side have too much toe-in. It needs to be checked out by a competent shop. Just because the axles are new, does not mean the alignment is right.

I would also rotate the tires to see if another tire does the same thing. If it does, it's definately alignment.
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