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Old 07-16-2012, 07:49 PM
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Cool Tire wear problems, anyone else???

I just bought a 2011 ram 1500 bighorn qc 4x4 with 5.7. Only 10000 miles on it due to dealer demo. Have had it for two days and just realized that the front driver side tire is cupped a lil on outside and worn the outside shoulder of the tire compared to the passenger side which is worn perfect. Dealer says truck should be alligned after first 10000 or so miles due to suspension breaking in. Anyone ever hear of that, or had any problems with tire wear?? Especially front tires wearing or cupping outside edge of tire. Thanks
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Might be a slight toe in issue with the left side. It is conceivable, for sure, that the suspension on a new vehicle will alter a little over time. There is a small amount of settling that takes place, some wear-in with the stabilizer bushings and all the minute changes lead to the alignment changing slightly. It's not a bad idea to have your alignment checked once a year, or any time you notice some abnormal tire wear, pulling to one side or the other, or maybe even some slight vibration you might feel up through the steering wheel. The bigger the tire, the more sensitive they will be to minute changes in alignment.

From experience with my '08, I had barely cracked 50,000 km. on it when I had to do both outer tie rod ends.

Hope this helps a little. Good luck.
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Oh an i also have the 20x9 rims.
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With the bigger rims/tires, the tire wear will be exaggerated a lot more. I'm finding the same thing with mine now, too. I have the 20" rims with BFG All Terrains on there and my front tires are starting to show some signs of an alignment issue now. It really doesn't have to be out much. I've got a lot of experience with alignments, most of it with pickups and larger (Kenworths, Peterbilts, etc.) and the same thing is true for them as well. The bigger the tire, the more critical it is to have a proper alignment done.
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I just wish my tires (Goodyear HP's) would wear out. I have 55,000 miles on them and they look maybe half worn. I keep them rotated ever 6-10,000 miles and balanced, and keep a check on the tire pressure,,, thats it, no alignments, tie rods, adjustment, nothing..... guess thats good but I really don't care for the factory Goodyears on wet roads
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You can get one free alignment under warranty. I had mine done at 3,000 miles they had to adjust the toe on one side and the camber on the other.

However, My Goodyears are still cupping, just more evenly.
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