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Old 03-17-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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My front tires seem to be wearing considerably faster on the outside edges, Could this be caused by too much Toe In? What else could cause this?

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Old 03-18-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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anyone?

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Sounds like a good time to align them, and rotate as well.
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yep, get your alignment checked and rotate.
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Sounds like your toe-in is off, like it has too much toe-in. The camber is not adjustable unless you install adjustable ball joints.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:27 PM   #6
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Yea thats what I was thinking, If I do the alignment myself and measure the fronts and backs of the tires how much difference should there be for the Toe In 1"?, 2"?
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Toe-in should be 1/16" to no more than 1/8". Measure carefully.
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Measuring from the tread on a 33" tire? Or is that a measurement from the wheel?
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When I do mine I mark a line in the center of the tire.
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Measuring from the tread on a 33" tire? Or is that a measurement from the wheel?
Measuring from matching points on the tread works. Another method I started using recently for when I have the tires off anyway is shown in the below photo.

That is 1" square tubing with a mark on both ends to equal the tire diameter, then I measure between them. It's a good way to get a good repeatable measurement.
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Thats some slick thinkin Jerry. Id imagine that would be extremely accurate and whole heck of a lot easier to adjust with everything like that too.
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I can't take credit for that idea GrnTJ. A friend, Blaine Johnson (aka mrblaine) came up with it and I adopted it for its greater accuracy.

On the trail after bending a tie rod, I just measure between the tires which gets it pretty close.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:29 PM   #13
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Thanks for the replies guys!

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