Tire advice

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Commuter69, May 14, 2021.

  1. Commuter69

    Commuter69 Heavy Load Member

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    Is this a normal wear pattern for steer tires at 80k-85k miles?

    Just trying to see if there's anything to be learned.

    Please help and say more than "not normal". Explain why and how to prevent it....

    And yes, they have been replaced.
     

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  3. JonJon78

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  4. Commuter69

    Commuter69 Heavy Load Member

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    Please explain what it means and how I can prevent it going forward.....
     
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    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    I'm no expert but have enough experience as a driver/Owner Operator to say it is not normal.

    What kind of tires are those?

    When was the last time the truck had an alignment? How old are the shocks?
     
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    I'm brand new to trucking but worked at Firestone complete auto care for 3 years. That looks like an alignment issue AND/or front shock issue. I have NO idea what the life span on truck parts are but on 4 wheelers, shocks should be replaced by the mileage you referenced in your post.
     
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    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Not normal. Would check the king pins
     
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    Original to the truck at now 402k. Pictures were about 7500 ago.... I don't remember what brand name the tires were. I just get paid to get from point A to point B, alert the office when something is wrong/needed; but not decisions related to any sort of solution to an issue outside of daily type safety/hours use/routing type of things
     
  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    That has to shake your liver loose at lower speeds.

    That's not only whacked, those are dangerous. And you should get the front end checked and those tires replaced immediately.
     
  11. uncleal13

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    What pressure do you have in them?
     
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