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Unread 01-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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worn front tires help!

I bought a set of tires brand new and 6 months later my rear tires are still brand new but my front tires are bald was hoping someone else may have had same issue I was thinking tie rod ends and ball joints but the tires wore evenly across

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Unread 01-30-2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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I got 285 70 17 tires with 1.25 wheel spacers
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Unread 01-30-2013, 03:37 PM   #3
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Take it to a shop and check the alignment.
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Unread 01-30-2013, 05:19 PM   #4
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Your toe is probably off. Look for a thread on doing an alignment and save some coin and do it yourself.
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Unread 01-31-2013, 08:54 AM   #5
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I agree that the most likely cause is the toe-in. Was the toe-in checkes after the 4" lift was installed? Changing the suspension height changes the toe-in. A 4" lift will result in about 1 to 1-1/2 inch of toe in when you should have about 1/8 inch. This will cause the tires to scrub wearing them out quickly.

It's too late to do anything about your front tires now. If they are really as bad as you describe, I'd just buy a new pair and get the alignment checked.

http://www.stu-offroad.com/steering/align/align-1.htm

Regular rotation is very important also. Rotate every 3000 - 5000 miles. The more aggressive the tread, the more frequently you should rotate.
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Unread 01-31-2013, 04:45 PM   #6
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Yea I read up on the DIY alignment seems easy and I know tires are screwed but I wanted to figure out the issue before I bought new tires
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