Anyone experienced front tire wear like this? Pictures attached.

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  1. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    Any idea why my truck is destroying my front tires? I attached pics

    It's 19.5's
     

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  3. Steamnsteel

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    Either you have a roundness issue or the shocks are not doing there job. Might be a god idea to have the tire shop match the high low spots on the tire and wheel when they mount the new tires, I once had a truck that would do this on the rear tires if I didn't rotate them from side to side..
     
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  4. Siinman

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    Did you run it low?
     
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  5. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    nope, never. That's 50k miles The drivers side is really bad but the passenger side is starting to show it as well.
     
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  6. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    See I thought shocks as well but this is on a brand new truck and it was showing signs of this at 20k miles. It's 50k now. Of course, I asked the dealer about it early on and they said they can't find anything wrong.

    I was toying with tossing them on the rear axle as singles and jacking up it off the ground a bit and doing some burnouts to re-round them again.. but regardless I need to figure out why it's doing it in the first place.
     
  7. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Check wheel bearing adjustment, centering pins to align wheel to hub. Stop turning so fast. And lose the Goodyear GSA's. They are junk now. Unless you run them out on drives.

    Don't buy the cheap China tires, the are not round.
     
  8. Midwest Trucker

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    If it’s a brand new truck then maybe you just got a bad set of tires? Are the shocks warm after driving for a while? If cold then replace shocks.
     
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  9. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    They came equipped on the truck, but what other tires should I run? I kinda thought GY's were in the higher end for 19.5's I'm going to rotate them to the back, but it'd be nice to sort out exactly what the cause is, so I don't ruin another pair.
     
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  10. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    Never tried touching the shocks after driving, but I guess I'll try it on my next trip just to see. I guess it's not brand new anymore I have 50k on it but I bought it this year new. I did however notice the odd wear by 20k or so miles.

    One thing of interest though, is GM in all their wonder opted NOT to put shocks on the rear axle of these trucks. Meaning the rear is just leaf springs no shocks. The front is a straight axle with leaf springs & does have shocks.
     
  11. jamespmack

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    Used to manage a fleet of wreckers. All the medium duties came new with GY. One tire I found was Michelin. Tried all of them. Get a thermal temp gun to check shocks, jack up and check wheel bearing play. Align wheel to hub. That was the biggest issue I had. But those are finished as steer tires.
     
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