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Old 10-24-2015, 03:31 PM   #1
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Tow vehicle tire wear

While towing a 5th wheel, do the front or rear tires on a non dually truck wear faster?
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Old 10-24-2015, 03:39 PM   #2
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Rotate often and you wont see a difference. Ss long as your not overloaded there should be no excessive wear.
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:23 PM   #3
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Took my truck and trailer across the cat scales this summer then went back with just the truck the front axel weight was the same rear axel had all the extra pin wheight on it i figured there would be some weight on the front but according to the scales there was not so I'm going to say rear but yes rotate and you'll never know
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Unless you have P rated tires, you shouldn't notice any difference towing a 5er. I don't, but I rotate them about every 10,000 miles and inflate the rear to 65 and front to 55 while towing and let the rears down to 30 and front to 35 when not towing. I run Goodyear LR E tires.
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I have a set that didn't get rotated so I wanted to even them out. 2 have much less tread than the other 2. Just wondering if it would be better to put the ones I want to wear more on the front or back. LT tires.


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I have a set that didn't get rotated so I wanted to even them out. 2 have much less tread than the other 2. Just wondering if it would be better to put the ones I want to wear more on the front or back. LT tires.


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The fronts typically wear more because they're doing all the turning and most of the stopping.
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:09 AM   #7
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I have a set that didn't get rotated so I wanted to even them out. 2 have much less tread than the other 2. Just wondering if it would be better to put the ones I want to wear more on the front or back. LT tires.
Would it not be logical to put them where the ones that didn't wear out? If they were worn on the front, put them on the rear or vice versa.
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:14 AM   #8
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On my previous f250 with a pin weight + stuff in bed weighing around 3000lbs, I was wearing they rear tires rather quickly. Firestone e rated tires were only lasting 10-15K miles. Nothing wrong with alignment or anything according to two different shops. Just the heavy pin weight causing wear. There's so many variables it's hard to say. I know my current dually isn't showing any signs of wear with the same brand/model tire.
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