I'm having some alignment woes. The tire that was on my passenger front was chewed up. Bad. The inside had hardly-worn tread, but the outside edge is probably...2/16 tread depth left. If that. Had it taken in for an alignment job today, and they looked at it and said the alignment was pretty spot on for a TTB Ford. I just had them rotate that tire to the back and call it could, we'll see with teh tire up there now. My question....any of you have any idea what is up? They said alignment was alright, everything checked out relatively. Good news is tie rods/TRE and ball joints are perfect. Pointed out OEM shocks though...so looks like its Ex. Procomp's for me sometime or something else when I get the chance.
how much were was on it when you bought the truck, maybe it was out at one time, and then realigned before you bought it?, either that or they are just so used to TTBs bieng out they think that is normal, if the tire that is on there now starts wearing badly find another shop, and have them check it.
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check the bushings for the arm, the ones in the center. If they get worn, it will let it sit at bad angles. There are kits available for adjusting the camber, but they are a few bucks... I would go to someone who does alignment checks and have them check it out to be sure, and ask some questions as well to pick their brain as to why this is happening, because that is not normal wear for any suspension system.
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I'd check with another shop. I had problems with my truck, insides were wearing bad, but it was a straight axle.? Took it to our local mechanic that does most of our vehicles to align it, he said it was fine. My dad took it to work (Dick Witham in Waterloo) and had the guy there check it, and he got it sqared up and said the camber was off. Kinda surprising the difference in two ASE certified mechanics.
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Alot of places are really only going to check toe-in and center. Caster and camber are more than some places want to deal with. One place I took my old 64 straight axel didn't even know what I was talking about, let alone know how to check it!
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