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calebjmcgowan 03-13-2013 09:23 PM

Tire Wear Problems
 
My front right tire on my 2001 TJ is worn really badly. I bought the Jeep used recently and it has BFG 35's on it, and the other three tires seem to be fine. What would cause that one tire to wear on the inside of the tire and how can it be fixed?

Thanks

trav78 03-13-2013 09:26 PM

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u should get ur alignment and ball joints checked .

calebjmcgowan 03-23-2013 01:39 AM

Can I simply replace one tire (the bay worn front right one) and align it, of should I do something more onto of that, as my jeep is really rough and is all over the road...

PStov98TJ 03-23-2013 03:47 AM

Check the pressure in it as well. They should be running around 24-26 psi for on road usage.

SweetTeaDrinkerTJ98 03-23-2013 07:07 AM

Sounds like it needs aligned, your tire would be towed out. Check the balljoints.

Miser 03-23-2013 07:18 AM

If only one front tire is worn on the inside, then that wheel is running negative camber. If you were toed out then both front tires would be worn on the inside, but as you stated only one of yours is worn.
When going down the road does the steering pull some to the left?That would confirm negative camber on the right wheel. The Camber is none adjustable so I would say that you either have worn out ball joints allowing the tire to tip in at the top, or your axle housing is bent.

kjeeper10 03-23-2013 08:30 AM

Any drivability issues ?

Never mind, he answered that. I have BF 35's and exhibit some of the same driving characteristics. Tires look ok but rotated sooner than normal.
The jeep does favor the left.

Balljoints are new. I am guessing a possible bent housing/ C knuckle,

SweetTeaDrinkerTJ98 03-23-2013 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Miser (Post 3541659)
If only one front tire is worn on the inside, then that wheel is running negative camber. If you were toed out then both front tires would be worn on the inside, but as you stated only one of yours is worn.
When going down the road does the steering pull some to the left?That would confirm negative camber on the right wheel. The Camber is none adjustable so I would say that you either have worn out ball joints allowing the tire to tip in at the top, or your axle housing is bent.

Wouldn't the toe cause it to feather on the inside? If it were only the one tire? I'm only 17, so I'm still learning.

kjeeper10 03-23-2013 09:00 AM

Too much toe in and the tires would look like this
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Out \ /

So any wear would be both tires.

calebjmcgowan 03-23-2013 11:28 AM

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Can you see in this photo how only the front right tire is off camber?

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calebjmcgowan 03-23-2013 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3541845)
Any drivability issues ?

Never mind, he answered that. I have BF 35's and exhibit some of the same driving characteristics. Tires look ok but rotated sooner than normal.
The jeep does favor the left.

Balljoints are new. I am guessing a possible bent housing/ C knuckle,

Is there a way for me to look at the jeep and see if something is bent? What should I look for?

doclouie 03-23-2013 11:33 AM

Yea I would check the ball joints on that side. Most shops will do a alignment spec for free and give you a print out of what needs changed. Just on a side note I would rewind your winch cable if it still looks like that.

kjeeper10 03-23-2013 11:45 AM

Hard to tell. Camber will be off on the alignment rack.


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