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Old 07-17-2021, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default Tire wear question

After rebuilding the entire front end and enjoying the cart so far.
I noticed this wear pattern on the front drivers tire and am a little stumped.
Can anyone enlighten me on what exactly is going on here?
Could it have anything to do with the alignment?
Tire pressure?

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Old 07-17-2021, 08:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Tire wear question

Looks like it has everything to do with alignment :(

You should have the ability to adjust the toe in/toe out or camber/caster and bring it back in spec. Bummer on the wear on the tire.
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Old 07-17-2021, 08:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: Tire wear question

Too much toe-in and or the camber is not set correctly.
The only adjustment for camber is an adjuster bolt in the center of the spring to get the camber even from side to side.
There will be some positive camber on each side of about 1 to 1-1/2 degrees, assuming everything else is in shape.
Set camber, then adjust toe to 1/16-1/8 of toe in. Then adjust the steering rod to center the wheel.
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Old 07-17-2021, 09:34 PM   #4
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Default Re: Tire wear question

I had the same problem. I replaced every part in the front end spending hundreds of dollars. I finally gave up and replaced the entire front end with a Double A-Arm 4" in lift kit. No alignment problems since then.
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Old 07-18-2021, 06:01 PM   #5
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Looks like it has everything to do with alignment :(

You should have the ability to adjust the toe in/toe out or camber/caster and bring it back in spec. Bummer on the wear on the tire.
Thank you, I appreciate you taking the time to respond. It certainly is a bummer, especially after spending so much for the front end and the wheels/tires.

Looks like a little adjustment and we should be good to go, along with a new tire
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Old 07-18-2021, 06:02 PM   #6
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Too much toe-in and or the camber is not set correctly.
The only adjustment for camber is an adjuster bolt in the center of the spring to get the camber even from side to side.
There will be some positive camber on each side of about 1 to 1-1/2 degrees, assuming everything else is in shape.
Set camber, then adjust toe to 1/16-1/8 of toe in. Then adjust the steering rod to center the wheel.
Thank you so much for the info, it is definitely much appreciated. I will have to save this info for the weekend but, I will most certainly be doing this to get it sorted out.
Thank You
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I had the same problem. I replaced every part in the front end spending hundreds of dollars. I finally gave up and replaced the entire front end with a Double A-Arm 4" in lift kit. No alignment problems since then.
I hear that, I'm up to 4 digits in parts and wheels/tires.
And, honestly, I wanted a lift but at the time every company was so far out they didn't have an eta for delivery.

What kit did you get? And how do you like it?

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Thanks everyone for the info, it is definitely much appreciated
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Old 07-18-2021, 08:30 PM   #8
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What kit did you get? And how do you like it?
I got the All Sport 4" A-Arm. I was against installing a lift for a long time. Now I am glad I got it. You can see from my Avatar that 4" isn't that much but it solved all of my front end problems.
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I got the All Sport 4" A-Arm. I was against installing a lift for a long time. Now I am glad I got it. You can see from my Avatar that 4" isn't that much but it solved all of my front end problems.
Thanks for the info, I appreciate it and your cart looks great
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