|08-08-2010 02:12 AM|
|marc1kim||The stock Goodyear GS-A tires that came with it are crap, and prone to uneven wear, if you let it sit for awhile the tire develops a flat spot and vibrates like crazy going down the hi way. Goodyear discontinued them, thank goodness. Do the research on the tires|
|08-07-2010 07:59 PM|
|ford-willy||THANKS ALL-----Went back today and checked it all out in much more detail. This Jeep unfortunately was really neglected by the previous owner. The oil looked really dirty and low. The front diff and the tranny were leaking fluid. Lots of stuff that I did not see the first time around. Thanks all for your impute. We will pass this one up.|
|08-07-2010 09:27 AM|
My '05 suffers from the 55-60 MPH death wobble, which can chock the tires, but all over. That may be the "slight vibration" you are feeling. If anything wears on the suspension (shocks, damper, tires), you can expect it to get worse.
However, I would say under-inflated tires would create the wear you are describing.
|08-06-2010 11:23 PM|
|ford-willy||They put on new front tires today and "said" they would have the front re-aligned. We will drive it again and check out fluids and maintenance issues.|
|08-06-2010 12:44 PM|
I have dealt with enough body shops that I can now spot a typical respray a mile away, I looked at the front end everything was straight so I figured it was no big issue.
|08-06-2010 08:22 AM|
So many people don't report accidents to keep their insurance low, I wouldn't trust a carfax report as a tell-all if the vehicle has had previous issues.
|08-06-2010 07:17 AM|
|Riptide63||Yep, sounds like lack of rotation and/or air pressure. I'd be looking it over for other signs of lack of maintenance... pull the oil cap and look for sludge, take a good look at the condition of fluids, etc.|
|08-06-2010 01:00 AM|
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|08-06-2010 12:36 AM|
|InfernoGirl||Yep, I agree with distorted, under inflated and not rotated often, if ever....|
|08-06-2010 12:25 AM|
Of course in the back of your mind is always, did it have a bad accident.
|08-06-2010 12:06 AM|
Previous owner took corners to quickly.
Under inflated tires.
Could be a few things.
|08-06-2010 12:02 AM|
2005 Unlimited-Bad Front Tire Wear-Question
Wife and I test drove a used 2005 Wrangler Unlimited today. 6 cylinder, 6 speed manual, 55,000 miles, clean looking. The Goodyear Wrangler tires on the back were even wear with about 50% life. The front were really worn on both the inside and outside of each tire. The very centers of the front tires had 50% tread. never seen tires wear that way---odd. On the test drive I could feel a very slight vibration/roughness at normal street speeds. Never got on the freeway. The Jeep as a whole ran great.
Since my current Wrangler is a lifted and bumpy riding old 93, I am not familiar with the newer long wheel base model the unlimited is. ---- My jeep mechanic is 100 miles away from this used car lot. ------ Can anyone give me some advise on this 05 Unlimited in general, and the front tire issue in particular.---Thanks