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Old 07-28-2010, 06:58 PM
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ok i have a 07 2 wd my front tires seem to be wearing on the inside i went from 17s to 20s but they are the factory 20s it seems to drive stright and does not really pull to one side or the other are my tie rods gone or are the ball joints going bad i only have 40,000 miles on the truck i would not think they would be bad yet only freeway driveing never off road or a dirt road i think i should just take it done to a alinment shop but i dont want to wast the money if it is something eles
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Both tires wearing the same way ? Is the steering wheel still nice and level or tilted to one side ? If so , it sounds like it's toed out . If you take it to have the front end aligned , make sure the front end is checked out first . I've seen many just align it and it still continues to wear out the tires because of a worn out steering or suspension component .
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I'd suggest getting the alignment checked.
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ya the steering wheel is still level i think the guy that had it before me used to tow it behind is big motorhome i wounder if something happend then
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and ya bothtires are wearing the same way on the inside
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im going to go out and put a tape on the front and the back of the tires and see if it is towed out
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ok between the front and the back the back is in about a inch and a half more then the front would that make the inside of the tires wear
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A spec being smaller than B is toe in .

B spec being bigger than A is toe out .

Most vehicles have about a 1/8 of a inch toe in .
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I droped my front end two inches...........Truck handled fine.I was in the shop when a fellow noticed my front tires looked off. I put it on the alignment and it was alot................Get a alignment and save your tires and grief.
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