Tire wear affected by bad shocks?


Old 10-13-05, 12:15 AM
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Tire wear affected by bad shocks?

Can anybody explain how worn shocks affect how a tire wears?
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Old 10-13-05, 03:35 AM
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Thatís easy, Have you ever seen on the hwy a tire bouncing up and down like a basketball being dribbled?

The tire may be out of balance but the shock is worn and cannot dampen the spring movement. This causes a scalloped wear pattern.

Also the weak shock will allow the suspension geometry to change too much causing tire wear.
Old 10-13-05, 05:40 AM
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thats right

Just like Toyotaman said the tire bounces and will wear in some spots and not others This is not a good thing because not only does it wear tires it tears up other components like bushings you need to fix it ASAP.

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