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post #1 of 10 Old 06-09-2009, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Bfg Mud Terrains Uneven Wear Jk Rubicon

My 2007 Rubicon has the stock BFG Mud Terrains. Every other lug is worn lower than the one next to it. They are not just worn on one side but from side to side. Same lug on both edges of the tire but every other lug. They are the front tires. The dealer said they think since I missed a tire rotation that is what caused it.

I then rotated the tires and the tires that were in the back are wearing the same way.

Now the best part is when I am going down the road my tires sound like WUPWUPWUPWUPWUPWUPWUPWUPWUPWUP.

So now I need new tires but I do not want to replace them and the new set does the same thing!

Any ideas what it could be?

BTW, this started at 60,000 miles, I now have 70,000 miles, I don't let the grass grow under it

I will try to take pictures and see if I can make it show up in the photo.


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post #2 of 10 Old 06-09-2009, 06:19 PM
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I would agree with the dealer, sounds like lack of rotating. Once a tire gets a pattern worn into it like that it will take a while for them to straighten out if they ever do.
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I would agree with the dealer, sounds like lack of rotating. Once a tire gets a pattern worn into it like that it will take a while for them to straighten out if they ever do.
Then why did the rear tires do the same thing when they were rotated to the front. When they were in the rear they were in fine shape

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Maybe your front end is way out of alignment, or because you have 70,000 miles on them they are just due to be replaced, or maybe incorrect air pressure. Bad shocks?
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Rotation

Its definitely lack of rotation, but could also be a bit of alignment wear too. It will always just happen on the front end, if it where shocks the uneven pattern would be even across the tread, usually. Low pressure or too much pressure would be wearing on the middle of the tire or the outside. But with alignment, it can some times dog track down the road and cause and that slanted flat spot pattern that skips every other tread! And getting rid that crap in your tire now is near impossible. What you need to do is: Get a new set of tires, Have an alignment done, be sure to keep a good pressure at all times, and have a rotate done every 3000 miles. I tell people this stuff all day long and work, and I can tell the ones who come back regularly for rotate and always have good air pressure, they get soooo many more miles than people who just dont care as much. Hope this helps.
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your front end is out of alignment
a while back my front tires were starting to do the same thing I aligned it and rotated the tires even though it was only 500 miles since the last rotation and all was fine

my alignment was only off by a very small amount
but I cought the tire cupping early it looked like they were just starting to cup

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70k on BFG Muds, I wouldn't complain at all lol.
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70k on BFG Muds, I wouldn't complain at all lol.
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The way I run mine I'll be lucky to get 12000 out of mine.
Mine is 2 months old and have 5000 miles on it.
I am offroad EVERY weekend.

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Well I hate to drag up this friggin post AGAIN!

I replaced my BFG's with another set and I'll be damned the front tires are doing it AGAIN!

I had the front end aligned when I replaced the tires but the tech had a hell of a time doing it.

I am not going to rotate the rears to the front and destroy them too.

I will buy some more tires, no choice, but now I am thinking to upgrade the steering components.

Is the poly system worth the $$$$$ for a non lifted Rubicon?

Any other ideas I may be missing?

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post #10 of 10 Old 05-30-2010, 05:39 AM
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At how many miles are you rotating your tires? My experiences with 4 wheel drive vehicles, and especially mud tires is to rotate them every 3000 to 4000 miles to keep them from cupping. The factory manual says run them more than that, but every 4wd vehicle I've owned running mud tires would cup on the front if I didn't rotate them every 3000 to 4000 miles.
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