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Old 09-12-2015, 09:35 PM   #11
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Dave, if you've run your rig across CAT scales you'll probably find the rear axle loaded a lot higher than the front. Add the wear from accelerating this load from a stop and the scrubbing of the rear tires when the 5th wheel tries to push the back of the truck off the road on curves and it's reasonable that the rear tires would wear faster than the front. I had similar rear tire wear on a Ram 3500 dually towing a 16,500 pound 5th wheel. Rear tires were almost shot at 22,000 miles.

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Old 09-12-2015, 09:58 PM   #12
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My front tires wear at a different rate than the rears,and in a different way.They wear in a wavy pattern,and yes I know its the result of the truck being a 4wd solid axel design. The rears wear straight across and I used to rotate them but when I put the "patterned" wear on the rear they were completely worn out in 5 to 6k miles and the fronts were still good.I quit doing that and just run them where they start out and every 4 years change the whole set if they need it or not. My take offs generally are worn equally about 60% , but at 4 yrs old I just dont want them anymore.

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