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Old 01-24-2016, 11:38 PM   #1
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I swear my front tires are wearing faster than my rears. When I took it in for a tire rotation, the tech told me not to rotate because the rears have more "meat" and will wear down faster than the fronts. I always thought fronts wire down faster from all the steering that it does. Is the tech correct?
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:27 AM   #2
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dually?
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He is talking about tires on the trailer I believe.
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Don't guess, get yourself a tred depth gauge.
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:42 PM   #5
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Well if trailer, is it level?
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I'd say it's very unusual for steering tires to wear down faster than rears. I suggest you have the truck put on an alignment rack to ensure there's nothing wrong, then talk to the tire people if necessary.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:46 PM   #7
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"I always thought fronts wire down faster from all the steering that it does."

From this statement it appears he is talking about his front tires on his Dually truck.

I will wager he is running too low of tire pressure on the fronts! With a GM Diesel I would recumbent at least 75psi loaded or solo on fronts.
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"I always thought fronts wire down faster from all the steering that it does."

From this statement it appears he is talking about his front tires on his Dually truck.

I will wager he is running too low of tire pressure on the fronts! With a GM Diesel I would recumbent at least 75psi loaded or solo on fronts.
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dually?
Front tires on a SRW truck. I am running 65psi with 28/75/17 BFG KO's.
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Front tires on a SRW truck. I am running 65psi with 28/75/17 BFG KO's.
If it's a Diesel jack to 75psi. Run rears at 40-45 solo.
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Not sure if this applies, but when loaded with TT or 5er the rears will wear faster than the front. Happened to us with previous trk and tt on cross Canada trip.
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On my trucks, when I was running "special" setup that cause me not to rotate my tires on my duallys,...my rear tires always wore faster than the fronts. It's because they're the ones generating all of the torque to move the rig. Semi trucks are the same way.
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Thanks for all the replies.
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I always air my tires to the value shown on the door. Best for ride and load. Also wears best. Plus rotate tires at every oil change. The BFG tires lasted forever.
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On my trucks, when I was running "special" setup that cause me not to rotate my tires on my duallys,...my rear tires always wore faster than the fronts. It's because they're the ones generating all of the torque to move the rig. Semi trucks are the same way.
Sounds like lead foot syndrome.
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