Md alingment. Not a fan

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  1. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    So I always hear and have read many threads on here about md alignment. Heck they're on the sirius trucking show. So I always looked for one I'd be near as they're supposed to be the best. Well they're crap. 500 miles after their alingment tire wear. 8k miles later I'm at a truck stop and they're showing me how out of wack it is.

    Maybe their main shop is great? Idk. I won't ever go to one again though
     

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  3. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Light Load Member

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    I do MD Alignment. If done correctly, they're the most accurate system.

    Anybody can buy Snap On wreches too, don't mean they're good mechanics.
     
  4. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Which MD shop did you go to?
     
  5. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    Knoxville, TN
     
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    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I’d call Mike Beckett and tell him. I doubt he wants a shop out there doing this. Just because someone buys his tools doesn’t mean they’ll be good. I’m sorry you had a bad experience, but there’s a reason why most of us suggest going to Chad in KC.
     
  7. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    Came here to say exactly that
     
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  8. drivinhome

    drivinhome Light Load Member

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    I agree definitely call Mike Beckett. He is very strict on how things should be done and is very good at it. Much easier to call the source to get better results. Did you try calling the place you went?
     
  9. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    You can learn a lot on Sirius xm

    specifically what not to do with a truck
     
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    drivinhome Light Load Member

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    The picture you posted above of the duals shows two completely different tires with a big difference in the amount of tread each has. Was it that way at alignment? You should never have more than 4/32 difference in thread depth of two adjoining tires.
     
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  11. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    That was my first thought as well. I'm not seeing only 1 tire on a set of duals getting chewed up like that and not the other if it were alignment related.
     
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