F250 premature tyre wear

Submitted: Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 20:35
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Has anyone experienced premature tyre wear on a current model F250 particually with a mud terrain type tread? We're finding every 2nd lug on the front tyres are wearing severly around the 15 to 20K mark leading to very bad handling. Has anyone done suspension mods or alignments that has cured the problem?
The trucks have the V8 motor, front mounted winches & are loaded up around the GVM all the time. Ideas / Comments.........
Cheers Craig.........
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 21:01

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 21:01
Crackles,loved them when i was a kid,(choccy ones) anyway back to you're dilema. My truck has only done 14 thousand k's rotated last sat.Look to be wearing ok thus far. Mine is used mainly for work & carry fair bit s=t,.when it was first serviced they redone some of the steering with Borne in USA made stuff & then sent it off to truck wheel alignment place (Fortuna) if you are from around Brisbane .Hope this helps, regards Bob.
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 23:32

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 23:32
Yeah loved them too:-)
Rotating front to rear seems to square the stepped lugs but probably does little to fix the problem. Most tyre joints don't have the gear to align light trucks so will have to find a specialist.
Cheers Craig...
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 22:24

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 22:24
Sorry mate I dont have an F250 but I do have the BFG MT's and also have had every second lug wear a lot more. It was really wired. Anyway, I got the rear tyres balanced and put em on the front (the rears were even) and then got the front end alignment done. So far so good, so I would think it is the alignment. I still dont get how every second lug can wear tho.
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Reply By: Kiwi B - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 22:59

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 22:59
Lugs wearing (front) is generally related to either tyre pressure, lack of, or alignment.
Have always wondered about sourcing RHD vehicles from LHD countries, and how good a job is done on alignment for opposite camber.
Good luck,
Bruce H.
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 23:40

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 23:40
On our second set of tyres we've gone to a higher load rating & increased the pressures to 46 cold. The truck certainly handles OK & doesn't pull to the left excessively like earlier models but the tyre wear indicates different.
Thanks Craig........
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Reply By: rash - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 15:24

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 15:24
Crackels.......I used to have an f150........had to have camber adustment as suspesiion is set up for LHD......Wilkison suspension in PERTH set it up and never had any trouble after that......you need to go to a suspension joint that knows what they are doing

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 09:29

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 09:29
I found an item in a News Paper a few months back about F250 alighnment,so yes Kiwi B is correct in what he wrote,I also gave the article to my dealer here in Mt Isa ,since then he told me they have learnt of the cure so if you wanted you call them on 0747494641 TUFF TYRES and talk to David ,The link i put on there will give you some good info as well

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Follow Up By: Crackles - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:37

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:37
Thanks Doug, I actually live in the same town as the Truck Whisperer but wanted to go in prepared with a little background imformation first from others who have had a similar problem.
Cheers Craig..........
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