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Old 06-05-2005, 07:13 PM
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help i don't know whats wrong

i have a 93 dodge dakota 2wheel drive. i have a problem with something cause my front tires start looking like ski jumps even when my mom had the truck it did it and she babyed it. so if anyone knows whats wrong please help me

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Sorry but you're going to have to be a little more specific when it comes to describing your problem for us to help. I've never heard of tires looking like the letter "J".
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Tires are getting dragged sideways.....

Toed in or out too much....get a front end alignment.

Chances are, there are worn out parts.
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Sounds like worn out shocks to me.Is scalloping on outside edge of tire or is it all the way across tread?
Check shocks by bouncing truck up and down-should stop bouncing within 1 or 2 cycles.Worn shocks will allow bouncing to continue longer.
Another poss. cause is wheel balance or out of round tires,or bent rims.HTH,George
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it had ball joint, wheel balance, front end alignment, shocks, new tires did the same way 2. plus both front tires do it.
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Most common issue that causes this is... (Tire pressure) + lack of rotation...

Look on the side of the tire to see what the max pressure is...? Most now are 35psi but when they are cold set them at no lower than 32psi... Some are now spec`d for 44psi and set them at no lower than 40psi... If you drop below 10% of the rated pressure then abnormal wear does occur... Tires are designed to operate at a certain pressure range...

The funky new 16" and up wheels and tires are the worst... yea you got a set of 20`s but they ride like ka-ka and wear just about as bad because you let the air out so you can keep your teeth in place... (sorry had to rant)
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