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Unread 05-16-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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flat spot on my tires and.....

ive been watching my tires 31X10.5X15 toyo open country M/T, and it looks like the passenger side one is wearing considerably faster. Its almost like a flat spot on a section of the tire. My XJ has always pulled to the right just a bit when driving. This fall I installed all new ball joints, hubs with bearings (timken) and tire rod ends....even a new drag link. I then had it aligned at the local firestone. Any ideas what could be causing this? I have an adjustable track bar (RC) that I installed about 20,000 miles ago. The jeep also has a front end thud between 5-25 mph that sounds like it is coming from the drivers side....I dunno..kinda lost on this one....

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Unread 05-16-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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Unread 05-16-2013, 06:46 PM   #3
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ill snap some as soon as it quits pouring here in bozeman
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Unread 05-17-2013, 06:10 PM   #4
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heres some pics...the first one is of the passenger side tire "flatspot" its about a foot long and then the tread becomes "normal"


tread depth at "flatspot"


normal tread depth just above flatspot


passenger side


drivers side


any help or advice greatly appreciated!
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Unread 05-17-2013, 06:13 PM   #5
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broken belt most likely.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 06:47 PM   #6
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It could be a manufacturing variance, an out of round tire casing, lack of routine tire balance/rotation, or as suggested maybe a broken tread belt. The odd wear and the thud noise are probably related.
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