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Old 09-09-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
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tire wear.

My front tires are wearing unevely, the first row of thread towards the middle of the car (inside of the tire) is about 4-5mm more worn then the rest of the tire. how should i adjust it to it wears evenly.

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Old 09-09-2010, 03:51 PM   #2
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put um on the back and have your ball joints and alignment checked on the front

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Old 09-09-2010, 04:20 PM   #3
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I cant adjust it myself anyway? this wear only happened over like 6000 miles so i dont think it that bad.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:27 PM   #4
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Yes you can do it yourself. And it's a very easy process.

Basic Jeep Front End Alignment

Did you just get the Jeep, or have you changed anything on the suspension recently?
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:39 PM   #5
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Ive had the jeep for awhile, when i bought it the front tires were badly worn so the dealer got new ones for me. Now im starting to see how they're wearing. It has a 3 inch skyjacker.
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My guess is that it wasn't aligned properly after the lift. Always a good place to start. While your in there check your tie rod ends and make sure they aren't lose and wobly. If you grab the tie rod and twist they will roll slightly, but shouldn't move easily.
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Your toe-in very likely off which will ruin a set of front tires very quickly. Set your toe-in to between 1/16" and 1/8" per the instructions at Basic Jeep Front End Alignment

Or for a more repeatable way to measure your toe-in, use 1" square aluminum tubes marked equal to your tire diameter like shown below and measure between them. 1/16" to 1/8" (no more than that) closer together in front than in the rear. Loosen the clamps that hold the tie rod and use either a big set of pliers or a pipe wrench (since the tie rod can be tight) to rotate the tie rod until you get the right amount of toe-in.

This method will produce a toe-in adjustment every bit as accurate as the latest whiz-bang laser alignment rack can produce.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:20 PM   #8
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Toe or camber? im thinking it's more of a camber type of problem than a toe. Im pretty sure you cant adjust wheel camber in a jeep anyways.
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Toe-in is far more likely to scrub the tires like he is talking about, and it will happen a LOT faster too than it would if the camber was off enough to cause a similar problem. Odds are not good it is a bad camber angle but the odds are very good the problem is nothing more than a bad toe-in. Not to mention the camber angle is not adjustable the way the factory ships the axle and the camber angle would only be bad if the axle were bent or if the ball joints were severely worn out.

Also, any suspension height increase will always cause the toe-in angle to increase enough to cause accelerated tire wear.
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Toe or camber? im thinking it's more of a camber type of problem than a toe. Im pretty sure you cant adjust wheel camber in a jeep anyways.
You are correct, camber is not adjustable and should not be an issue with a solid front end like we have. You'd have to have a broken hub to have camber issues and it would likely not be driveable if that were the case.

Toe is what needs adjusting and the link myself and Jerry have provided explain how to set that.
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So i should use the tutorial link thing to try to make the distance between the front and rear of the wheels as close as possible? or should i make the front farther apart or vica versa.
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Use that link or how Jerry has shown to figure out HOW to measure them. The FRONT of the tire is what should be closer together, by 1/16" to 1/8."
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So i should use the tutorial link thing to try to make the distance between the front and rear of the wheels as close as possible? or should i make the front farther apart or vica versa.
Did you not read the Basic Alignment instructions the link provided above, or my description in post #7 above? Both explain that the tires need to be 1/16" to 1/8" closer together in front.
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I just didnt understand it correctly the first time sorry, thanks for the help guys i appreciate it. :]

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