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Old 09-24-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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Front Tires Bowing

Hey all.
It's been a while since I've been here.
Hope all has been great in Jeeper Land.

As you can see from the picture, the bottom side of my tires are starting to bow outward.
The driver's side significantly more than the passenger side for some reason.
Still driving just as good as before, haven't really noticed any bad tire wear yet....
But that's exactly what I'd like to avoid! Don't know if an alignment would correct this, or if I'm going to have ball joints done, or if the current angle is fine where they sit.
I presume the real prevention of this would be to get the wheels further in under the Jeep, but didnt really want to have to buy new wheels though.
What do ya think?

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Old 09-24-2012, 02:19 PM   #2
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Have your caster and toe in alignment check. Heres how to check and adjust the toe.

Basic Jeep Front End Alignment

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Old 09-24-2012, 03:38 PM   #3
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It looks like your toe-in is off so the tires are further apart in front than in the rear. I'd get that checked asap since a bad toe-in setting can ruin tires in less than a day... or at least very quickly.

So far as the tires tilting inward, that is often an optical illusion that has gotten me at least once. That particular angle is called the camber angle.
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