Reply
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    DobermanCan dogorman7's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Posts: 8,380
    Rep Power: 37851
    dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    dogorman7 is offline

    Truck brahs gtfih: tire wear and rub

    My truck is a SFA and I’ve got two issues.

    I can tell the suspension is going out a little , especially the bushings but the main problems are I have tire rub in the front and I have inner toe wear.

    Now before I put the new tires on the front I got an alignment done which was a year ago and while I abuse the truck just a little and take advantage of the fact it’s a big truck I don’t think the alignments out yet.

    It doesn’t pull to the side on the highway when I let go of the wheel or when braking.

    I say that because the first thing that people assume is camber aka alignment issues with inner tire wear.

    So I assume it’s a suspension part that’s worn the **** out ?


    Another thing is when I brake and cut the wheel hard I get tire rub.

    At first I thought it was a steering component problem but living in California and there being hills everywhere I noticed it only happens when I brake and my trucks nose dips a little after turning tight.

    A leveling kit would fix that problem , no ? My tires are only 33 inch with stock lift.

    I don’t know how different Ford and Chevy 4wd are but yes it’s a dodge obviously.

    I’m thinking about just getting a mogg rebuild kit and doing the whole front end with a leveling kit because front end parts wear out anyway.

    Wut do ? Rebuild the whole front end and call it a day ? What’s causing the inner tire wear ?
    High test crew

    Suicide Girls Crew

    Lucious Latina Crew

    Reppin smackcity of piss son
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User akmerle's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Age: 42
    Posts: 314
    Rep Power: 1332
    akmerle is just really nice. (+1000) akmerle is just really nice. (+1000) akmerle is just really nice. (+1000) akmerle is just really nice. (+1000) akmerle is just really nice. (+1000) akmerle is just really nice. (+1000) akmerle is just really nice. (+1000) akmerle is just really nice. (+1000) akmerle is just really nice. (+1000) akmerle is just really nice. (+1000) akmerle is just really nice. (+1000)
    akmerle is offline
    The rubbing is an obvious clearance issue somewhere when the front end dives during braking. Leveling kit should fix that. My Tundra would rub while doing full lock turn in reverse until I removed the small mud flaps in front of the tires.

    If you are going to get a rebuild the front end, you really should get an alignment done after anyhow. How often are you rotating your tires?
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Avenger freeburn's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2010
    Posts: 22,443
    Rep Power: 155311
    freeburn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) freeburn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) freeburn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) freeburn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) freeburn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) freeburn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) freeburn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) freeburn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) freeburn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) freeburn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) freeburn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    freeburn is online now
    My xterra rubbed with 33s but I was able to take a heat gun and reform the plastic in the wheel well by jamming a baseball between the rub and the tire. Guess that, would depend on your truck.

    If it's a truck you plan on keeping I'd just to a whole new suspension/lift. You'll get a much better ride quality then just getting a cheap leveling kit. I've had both on my xterra and the difference was night and day in daily driving and esp offroad.
    Yes... come and let us make an end of it. It matters not, even cornered, to my last breath... I remain who and what I am. I will not hide, nor tremble, nor beg. Let them come and reckon with fury that is DOOM defiant.
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    DobermanCan dogorman7's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Posts: 8,380
    Rep Power: 37851
    dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    dogorman7 is offline
    Originally Posted by akmerle View Post
    The rubbing is an obvious clearance issue somewhere when the front end dives during braking. Leveling kit should fix that. My Tundra would rub while doing full lock turn in reverse until I removed the small mud flaps in front of the tires.

    If you are going to get a rebuild the front end, you really should get an alignment done after anyhow. How often are you rotating your tires?

    Not since I got them installed which was about 8-10k miles ago lol
    High test crew

    Suicide Girls Crew

    Lucious Latina Crew

    Reppin smackcity of piss son
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User blazenbb's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2019
    Age: 50
    Posts: 397
    Rep Power: 496
    blazenbb has a spectacular aura about. (+250) blazenbb has a spectacular aura about. (+250) blazenbb has a spectacular aura about. (+250) blazenbb has a spectacular aura about. (+250) blazenbb has a spectacular aura about. (+250) blazenbb has a spectacular aura about. (+250) blazenbb has a spectacular aura about. (+250) blazenbb has a spectacular aura about. (+250) blazenbb has a spectacular aura about. (+250) blazenbb has a spectacular aura about. (+250) blazenbb has a spectacular aura about. (+250)
    blazenbb is offline
    I would have scrapped that hoopty a while ago, new tires are probably worth more than that pos rust bucket. Let alone the suspension and other money you’ve sunk and are about to spend on it
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    DobermanCan dogorman7's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Posts: 8,380
    Rep Power: 37851
    dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dogorman7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    dogorman7 is offline
    Originally Posted by blazenbb View Post
    I would have scrapped that hoopty a while ago, new tires are probably worth more than that pos rust bucket. Let alone the suspension and other money you’ve sunk and are about to spend on it
    Whatever you say

    It’s been a dead reliable truck to me but I did put a rebuilt tranny in it when I bought it

    It’s a rust free truck btw , it’s was a California truck then spent the last few years in Florida before I bought it

    Dodge always made the best , most high test pickups IMO

    I’ve driven it almost two years without needing to do anything except replace the brake pads

    I upgraded the rotors too with power stop kits since the oem brakes are spongy
    High test crew

    Suicide Girls Crew

    Lucious Latina Crew

    Reppin smackcity of piss son
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User JT11RTR's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2011
    Posts: 4,508
    Rep Power: 16859
    JT11RTR is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) JT11RTR is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) JT11RTR is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) JT11RTR is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) JT11RTR is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) JT11RTR is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) JT11RTR is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) JT11RTR is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) JT11RTR is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) JT11RTR is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) JT11RTR is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    JT11RTR is offline
    If suspension parts are worn out, the alignment will never be right. I also guarantee that one year after an alignment the toe will be off which is the main cause of tire wear.
    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Manlet with Credentials Jasonw1178's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2012
    Posts: 16,645
    Rep Power: 56895
    Jasonw1178 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonw1178 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonw1178 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonw1178 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonw1178 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonw1178 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonw1178 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonw1178 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonw1178 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonw1178 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonw1178 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Jasonw1178 is offline
    Remember that alignment is done when the car is sitting still on a flat surface. I don't think that setting is your issue. You need to find where it's rubbing, should be marks. Trucks are built for capability, not low maintenance or MPG. Suspension parts wear, and nothing you can do about it especially when you have big tires and when you use it for truck stuff. It's not a civic or corolla, that would be gay.

    What year/model is it, weight class, and miles? If it's older or higher miles, rebuilding the suspension is well worth it.
    Reply With Quote

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts