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Old 10-30-2009, 09:17 PM
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Can anyone explain to me why my front tires keep wearing on the outside (+ camber) when I've replaced most the front end parts and had it aligned several times over the past 9 months? What the hell is going on with this, I started out with a good set of tires and now the fronts are almost in need of replacing. I am really getting sick of this damn truck really really sick...
 
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Alignment. If you are wearing the outsides of the tires, the shop that did the alignment could not have done it correctly or did not properly tighten all of the suspension components. Has the same shop done the alignment each time.
 
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That or you have cheap tires and your corner hard. That will wear them out quick even if the alignment is perfect. These beasts are factory set with a ton of understeer so they plow like a dump truck if pushed hard.
 
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Yes I have been taking the truck to commercial tire for the alignments because I had a discount card. But before I ever went to commercial I went to les shwab and before that it was big o tire (local I think). Each time I've had an alignment, after a couple of months go by the tires start to show wear on the outsides. The tires I used to have were coopers I believe and now I have michelin's. So riddle me this: would a bad hub(s) gradually wear the tires like this. I changed one hub a while back thinking that would correct the problem but the excessive wear continues. Would this have something to do with the awd and an alignment machine that is not programmed to align an AWD s-10 blazer. Well thanks for the input thus far.
 
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doesn't matter if the vehicle is FWD, RWD, 4x4, or AWD. the operator (and experience) will be able to set the vehicle up correctly.
 
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