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Old 12-12-2015, 10:12 PM   #11
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I think you will find a lot of OEM tires are junk. The goodyear's on my RAM 1500 are terrible. The factory buys them at a price point. I've herd that the OEM version of a tire will be different than one you would buy from a tire dealer, not sure if that is true.
On my wifes tahoes over the years, I've put the Dodge factory type...goodyear wrangler hp tires (same size and brand 100%) but from a tire dealer, and the same goodyear eagle Ls2 that gm used on 20"s (also from a tire dealer). Both goodyears were junk tires. I hated them and had so many broke bands with over half tread.
Ive had nexen tires on her most recent tahoe with 22's and they are doing great. My tire dealer buddy says they are almost as good as Michelin tires.
Maybe they arnt as good in a solid axle configuration?

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I would try another alignment shop, and not a firestone. Ask at some bodyshops who they use. We have to go over to a firestone that our shop uses sometimes to show them how to align some of our vehicles. The cant figure stuff out if it doesn't have an adjustable cam on the bolt or have threads to adjust. Solid axles take someone that knows thier stuff, not a newby that just got out of a Hunter class.
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:47 PM   #12
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Find a shop at deals in 4x4'. Good ones that install usually do a good alignment. I have a local shop like that. Does a super job.
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Old 12-13-2015, 12:15 AM   #13
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The biggest issue with alignment is, as soon as you hook up, alignment is out.

I once had a very, very large customer. ( over 500lbs)

Did the alignment with him sitting in the drivers seat.

Never came back!
Perfect with him in... Way out empty.


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Old 12-13-2015, 12:34 AM   #14
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The biggest issue with alignment is, as soon as you hook up, alignment is out.

I once had a very, very large customer. ( over 500lbs)

Did the alignment with him sitting in the drivers seat.

Never came back!
Perfect with him in... Way out empty.


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I've seen that done on "big" customers.

Typically a load will increase caster and in my opinion is better because it will increase the, pull back to center, of front wheels. Caster isnt a tire wear issue though.
Seems to me the camber is severely off on OP's front end or the toe is off. I would also check the ballance of the tires just to see if there is anything there.
Off chance that there could be a defect in the axle housing.
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Old 12-13-2015, 01:33 PM   #15
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Had to replace the upper factory non-greasable ball joints on my 2011 due to excessive tire wear (cupping & outer wear). Replaced them with Moog greasable, oh, and did the lowers also while everything was apart.
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