Short story: Passenger tire keeps balding out on the outer edge and this outer edge becomes a magnet for picking crap up in the road - nails, glass, occasional rock, etc. I have had this issue going on for approx a year now. Discount Tire has warrantied each tire that has done this on the front right and recommended a local Brake Specialist/Automotive Care shop to have the alignment done at. Completed the alignment but issue still returns. The tires on are stock 17" aluminums, not the 20"s.
Issue: Passenger front side keeps eating tires - Discount tire has been kind enough to warranty them. Discount Tire states that the alignment appears to be the issue as my front right tire goes bald on the outer edge. Research does say that if the outer edge of the front tire goes out, it is because of too much positive camber. I suspect that it is the camber out of adjustment but I also suspect the tie rods as well.
Questions: I have several questions that I believe are related to my issue: 1) Local lube shop apparently greased the underside of the truck when changing the oil a couple of weeks back. Does this have any affect in the pulling sensation that I have in the steering wheel? 2) Are there any shops that anyone can recommend in the greater Austin Texas area? I was told to find an 18 wheeler shop as these trucks really rely on precise alignment to reduce their costs.
In Conclusion: I have thrown some cash at this problem, but it does not seem to go away. What I am looking for is a targeted attack strategy - not "well this might work, or that...".
Side note, truck has close to 60K. Should I be considering replacing the shocks/struts as well?
Let the suggestions commence.
Edited by M. Cueva, 23 April 2010 - 07:32 AM.