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Old 02-09-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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YJ tire problems

My buddy has a 92 wrangler that is wearing more on the inside of the driver's side front tire. When he took it to the alignment shop they told him that the camber couldn't be adjusted. Is there anyone that knows what he could do about that? Thanks in advance.

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he will either need a new axle tube, the spindle could be cut from the axle tube and set straight or you could just swap in a new axle, check the ball joints though cause a bad one (or two) will cause a change in the camber

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well there are 3 ways that wear can occur on the inner edge of the tire. but more info would help, like did they put it on the alignment rack and measure the angles or did they just look at it and say yep its camber, also if you could get a pic or two from different angles that would help.

A) too much toe in/out. this will generally cause a smooth appearance on either the inner or outer edge of the tire depending on toe in or out.

B) too much camber. this can give you a feathered or chopped look to the inner/outer edge depending on + or - camber

C)under inflation but that is on both the inner and outer edges so i wont bother with that one.

A is an easy fix theres a write up on how to align your jeep in ur driveway its under the tech section

B could be a couple of things, worn ball joints or a bent axle tube. but how he could bend the axle tube down to cause that wear is beyond my comprehension.

My bet is on too much toe out, in that case i would check the steering system for loose and worn parts. the shop should have checked for loose worn parts before even attempting an alignment as worn parts wont give you a true reading.

someone can correct me if i am wrong or am forgetting something.
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he said it was only one of the tires, if the toe was the problem it would be both tires wearing

has this jeep been in an accident before?
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:23 PM   #5
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he said it was only one of the tires, if the toe was the problem it would be both tires wearing
Not necessarily. I had a trans am that had a toe issue and it only wore on one tire.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:26 PM   #6
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Not necessarily. I had a trans am that had a toe issue and it only wore on one tire.
trans am's have a steering rack and independant tie rods like most cars/trucks

jeeps have one solid tie rod connecting the 2 links
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It is true that its 1 bar attatching both sides, but the drivers side tie rod could have been installed too far out while the passenger wheel was straight. That could cause it.
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Maybe somebody tried to center the steering wheel and did it wrong.

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