L/H front tyre wear Prado 120

Submitted: Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 18:42
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Looking at the current models, it appears to be very common for the front l/h tyre to wear prematurely on the current diesel Prado.

TOyota assure me that the alignment is correct, and they all do that.

The last statement is correct, does anyone have a fix for this situation.

Thanks guys


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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 18:46

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 18:46
I have also heard that but find that the FREE rotation provided by my tyre dealer when I replaced the crappy originals fixed the problem. My Cooper ATR's are rotated every 5,000 km and I am yet to see any sign of uneven wear.

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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 20:40

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 20:40
Because your radius is larger on a rh turn vs a lh turn most times, the extra speed can induce front tyre wear on the lhs, and some more neg camber and a castor adjustment can help fix the issue.

We do a bilstien suspension package for the 120, and becaus the car handles so nicely, and corners with out leaning, we found it made the problem worse initially, so we fiddled with settings until we got it right.

But no one setting will do every car either.
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Reply By: herkman - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 10:00

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 10:00
Thanks guys, the strange thing is, that we unlike some others, are getting good wear on the Dunlops. For Dunlops we expect to get about 60,000 kms on the rest of the tyres.


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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 10:57

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 10:57
One of the tyre guys in Broken Hill puts it down to roundabouts.

All the roundabouts in Broken Hill were built at the same time. Before that tyre wear was pretty even, apparently. In go the roundablouts and the front left starts to wear.

Tyre rotation is the only answer.

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