Uneven tire wear issue

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  1. Bains

    Bains Bobtail Member

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    Hello fellows ,
    It’s only 180,000 Kms on new drive Yokohama tires . I noticed one tire start eating threads . It’s driver side - rear - inner eating essential inner threads (2” wide spots all around with 1-1/2 feet gap .
    Rotation and alignment is done 20k kms ago . That time they were totally fine . I’ll really appreciate your help .
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    I was told that is due to axle flex. I have no technical knowledge to offer, but that is what I was told. Someone may have better info for you.
     
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  5. Doealex

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    It almost looks like the shock is malfunctioning sometimes. Ever since I replaced my Volvo shocks with cheaper Gabriel shocks I’ve had the same issue with my drive tires. I guess you get what you pay for. :(
     
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    With any inside edge of tire wear the wheel bearing end play need to be reset with a end play tool that clamps on to axle and rests on hub, every time you tighten the outer nut you ck. the end play till you get it in spec, it takes a few times to get it in spec. But all the tires need to be ck. before you leave out when tires are cold and aired up to same press. every week?
     
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  7. Bains

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    Shocks could be the reason . I’ll get it changed and let you know . Ty
     
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    I am going to change my shocks when I replace tires. Too late to change shocks now.
     
  9. Bigwin123

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    Could it be the leveling valve?
     
  10. mudflap77

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    First check air pressure. Second rotate tires and rims in a X pattern. While that tire and it's neighbor are off swap rims.
    This way you can determine if it is a problem with that wheel position (bearings/ axle flex) if the wear starts in that position again. Swapping rims between the 2 tires will determine if you have a bad rim, tire or the tire was not mounted properly. I dealt with this on a set of Goodyears. 3 inside tires had wonky wear outside wore relatively even. My issue was rims.
     
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