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Unread 10-24-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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Tire Wear Issue

2008 GC CRD completely stock. This past spring, I noticed that the left front tire tread was almost completely wore off along the inside corner of the tire. Figured it must be a aligment problem so I had a wheel alignment done which indicated that there really wasn't much wrong with the alignment. Before taking the GC in for the wheel alignment, I swapped the front and back tire on the drivers side. Now, roughly six months later, the left front tire is doing the same thing, wearing badly on the inside corner tread. Is there anything that could cause this that would not show up on the wheel alignment?

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Unread 10-24-2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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I would have said a faulty tire, but since you swapped it and had the same problem, then it must be alignment. Try a different shop
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Unread 10-24-2012, 01:55 PM   #3
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Worn suspension
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Unread 10-24-2012, 02:18 PM   #4
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2008 GC CRD completely stock. This past spring, I noticed that the left front tire tread was almost completely wore off along the inside corner of the tire. Figured it must be a aligment problem so I had a wheel alignment done which indicated that there really wasn't much wrong with the alignment. Before taking the GC in for the wheel alignment, I swapped the front and back tire on the drivers side. Now, roughly six months later, the left front tire is doing the same thing, wearing badly on the inside corner tread. Is there anything that could cause this that would not show up on the wheel alignment?
Did you actually see the alignment report? Alot of shops don't know how to adjust camber/caster on these trucks. They just "set the toe and let it go". It sounds like an alignment issue.
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Unread 10-24-2012, 04:07 PM   #5
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Do you make alot of u-turns?
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Unread 10-24-2012, 04:25 PM   #6
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It is either alignment or worn suspension parts, but a good alignment shop will deal with the former and discover the latter.

Unless you make youtube videos for a living, it would be hard to make enough U-turns to make a difference in your tire wear.
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Unread 10-24-2012, 04:34 PM   #7
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I wear the inner portion of te right front tire on my patrol car pretty quickly. I make alot of u-turns.

Just a thought....
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Unread 10-25-2012, 06:51 AM   #8
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Turning causes tire wear on the outside edges of tires , not inside .
Inside tire wear is almost always cause by miss allignment or failing components and as said above , should have been caught by an allignment shop. This is one reason why I would never get an alignment done at a place that primarily sells tires.
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Unread 10-25-2012, 10:07 AM   #9
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The shop is going to check the alignment again. If they still indicate no alignment issue, then I'll go to a front end shop and see what they say.
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Unread 10-26-2012, 06:00 AM   #10
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ModernBlueWk those uturns that you're making are those chasing someone who just illegally makes a uturn in turn you cut your blue and reds real quick just to make an illegal uturn then immediately cut your blue and reds off!!!! Just kidding, I just had a similar problem but ended up being a shotty alignment but took it too my regular tire place and they showed like stated above camber, toe/in-out I did get a set of new tires but not rubbing the insides out, peace
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Unread 10-26-2012, 06:37 AM   #11
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Mostly speeders where i live.
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Unread 10-26-2012, 08:07 AM   #12
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How many miles? I would guarantee that the front shocks are shot.
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Unread 10-26-2012, 09:46 AM   #13
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I had a cracked/broken spring and it resulted in inner tire wear. I had no idea it was broken until I removed to install my lift kit. It felt normal, drove normal but my spring was in two peices when I removed it.
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Unread 10-26-2012, 12:35 PM   #14
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The jeep has 90,000 km or abouty 55,000 miles. It doesn't ride like the struts are worn and if they were, the wheel alignment should have shown a problem. I took it to a repair shop this morning so I'm waiting to hear back from them. I'll update when I do.
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Unread 10-26-2012, 07:53 PM   #15
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The shop indicates no problems with the front end. Everything seems tight. So now I'll have the alignment shop check the alignment just to verify that the alignment is still good. If the alignment shows good, then I'll have to assume that it may be tire issues or something that's not easy to spot. All this is happening while I'm fixing a vibration when braking issue. Never a dull moment when you own a jeep.
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