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Old 06-26-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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When Do I Need an Alignment?

I have noticed more wear on my passenger side steer tire on my 02 Dutchstar. The outside of tire tread is more worn than the inside. My tires are 275/70/22.5 Michelin. The steering wheel does not pull but since it seems over boosted power steering I am not sure I would feel it. Love to hear and read your comments. Thanking all of you in advance!

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Old 06-26-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Anytime I see unusual wear on a steer tire, I consider it time for a front end alignment. I don't have a set number of months, years, or miles for alignment, just when I see a wear pattern or have a problem.


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Old 06-26-2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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With the outside edge worn more, my guess is that TOE-IN way is off.
Get an alignment.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:22 PM   #4
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If you are seeing wear it needed alignment long ago. That happened to me and after the alignment the tries couldn't deal with the change and had to be replaced.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:38 AM   #5
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I hope I caught the wear in time. I just noticed the wear about 400 miles ago. I am back home now and will call Freightliner this am. Will let y'all know what the shop says. Thank you!
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:16 AM   #6
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My front right tire was wearing on the outside so bad I replaced it and aligned the front end. 7000 miles later its all good.
I put about 10k miles on a year. Now I send my rig once a year before my yearly big trip and have the chassis aligned, lubed and all checked out.
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Have an appointment at 7am at Freightliner of Augusta to do the alignment. Will put 2000 miles on it in next 3 to 4 weeks and do not want to have to purchase a 275/70/22.5 Michelin XZA. This thread prompted me to go ahead and do the alignment. Thanks to all!
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:22 AM   #8
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Not happy with Augusta Freightliner. Alignment was supposed to be done on Friday and service manager called and at 5:00 they had not looked at it and it was promised by Monday at noon and now it's Tuesday am and promised by this evening. Should've driven to Gaffney, SC. .
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If you're that close to Gaffney, I agree.

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