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Old 05-16-2005, 07:47 PM
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tire wear and posi traction

If one tire is worn more than the other - say about 1/8" inch worn so a total of 1/4" diameter loss on one side. would or could this be damaging to a newly installed lock right locker. only the very middle of the tread is worn from burnouts at the track where the tire would expand in the center. I have put about 150 miles on it since installed and dont want to run it any more if this could cause damage. I am unable to get a response from the maker richmond gear. thanks in advance

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I don't think it will do any damage to the locker but your tires sure won't like it.
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if I figured it right the difference would be about 3/4" of roll per revolution being one tire at 81.37" and one at 80.58". would this be enough to cause a vibration at higher speeds? I think it would but doubt most of my thoughts because I can usually come up with some wierd theories that end up costing me money I dont need to spend. to sum it up do I NEED to replace the tires or not?
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The LockRite locker does not lockup until its under a pretty good load. I doubt you'd notice it during regular driving and easy turns. Under full acceleration, you may find that the car wants to push in one direction or the other.
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If it worries you, park your smaller tire in a puddle of oil, chalk your front wheels and smoke that bigger tire down to size.
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The tire wear is normal. Since both wheels are locked together, they are turning with equal power at the same speed. When you turn, the inside tire spins slower, and the outside tire spins faster. If both are traveling the same speed, The inner tire rubs the road and might cause a squeak.
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