Drivers steer wearing out faster than passengers

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  1. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    Is it normal for drivers steer to wear out faster than passengers? Mine driver's is 9-10/32nds and passengers is 12-14/32nds
     
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  3. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Used to happen with my T600 I considered it normal.
     
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  4. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Stop taking ramps like the Daytona 500…

    usually rotate mine every 50k
     
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  5. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

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    Alignment issues is the only time I see mine wear funny. Any other time they seem to wear the same. One other reason they wear a little different is if you hit the docks the same every time.
     
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  6. dirthaller

    dirthaller Heavy Load Member

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    Mine don’t wear funny at all. But if I don’t rotate them, they wear nice and square just like the OP says his did. Passenger side becomes a trailer spare when the driver side wears out.
     
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  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Could it be possible they we’re slightly different from the factory?
     
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  8. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    The Pete I'm driving now seems to be wearing both sides the same.BBut bossman takes care of his equipment. Absolutely nothing goes bad.

    The last company couldn't make steers last 50k. One side always wore more then the other side so they'd have to be rotated side to side.
     
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  9. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    Crowned roads?
     
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  10. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    That's what I figure. It's not uncommon if you ask a lot of drivers. I asked about on here many years ago.
     
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  11. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    We have our trucks serviced (PM) every 35,000. I have my steers rotated every PM. The guys at the shop say I am the only one of about 18 drivers who ask to have steers rotated.
     
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