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Old 03-21-2013, 09:31 AM   #31
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Looking closely at the photo of the bad tire it looks like "feathered" wear
which is excessive toe in.
As bad as that tire looks with only 3k miles on it, you should be able to
see something wrong with simple tools like a stick, plumb bob and tape

The dealer keeps saying alignment is fine but how can it be fine and wear
a tire that bad that fast?

I'd get a 2nd opinion from a truck alignment shop.

Good luck!

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:39 AM   #32
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I still think you are not getting a straight story.

I suggest you find a reputable axle shop to look at the problem for a second opinion.

And 500 bucks for the axle alone is not a great deal.


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Old 03-21-2013, 09:54 AM   #33
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Thanks for all of the postings. I am grateful for the advice and that it is a topic that generated this much attention.

The costs of the new axle includes cost of the part - $80, labor, 2 hours $240, shipping costs - $150, and tax.

I am heading back to the dealer with information provided.

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