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Tires "cupping"

i'm racking my brain here guys. I have tires that cost nearly $500 each and I can't afford to keep replacing parts. My tires have been cupping bad on my passenger front end for years now. I've replaced hubs, Ball-joints, seals, and leaf springs. Its been my only gripe about this truck. Seems like the passenger side is the weakest link and it keeps breaking.

What else can I be looking at here? I need to get this problem fixed before I run through another set of tires.

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hows your toe look. you replaced tierod ends you could have missed the count..that would be my bet. aliments are only like 60bucks

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Don't see where you said you have replaced the shocks. JJ

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alignment was done soon as I put the new tires on. No toe noticable. Didn't realize shocks would cause cupping so maybe that's my problem. They're relatively inexpensive, might as well give it a shot.

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Don't see where you said you have replaced the shocks. JJ
Bad shocks will cup tires in heart beat!

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just order new steering stabilizers, 4 new front shocks, 2 new front leaf springs. Like I said, I really dont want to eat through another set of tires. Hope this fixes the problem. While I'm at it I'm going to replace all 4 ball joints too. Cover every angle.

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the money you just spent. you could have bought a new set of tires...good luck with the fix

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Yeah bad shocks will def. get the tires all cupped and choppy. One thing to keep in mind though. If the tires on the truck have already started cupping the new parts if it does fix the issues will not cause the tires to start wearing evenly. Once the cupping has started it will be cupped for the rest of the tire life usually. I guess you could put it on the back and burn off the next 1/4 inch or so and get them smooth again but I think that defeats the purpose of what your going for right. LOL JJ

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its a small price I'll have to pay. the "cup" range on my tires isn't all and all that deep. You can only tell by looking at the side of the tire that its wearing uneven on the following tread rather than the lead. The tires cost $455/each and I only spent $645.80 (including shipping) for the new leaf springs, shocks, steering stabilizers and I keep extra ball joints in the garage (from when I used to take the truck offroad) so that didn't cost me a dime at the present time.

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edge cs, k&n, revx, warn lockers, rhino bars
future: coolant filter, headstuds, bluespring, 4" turboback, tires..dam these tires

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Atleast you will have the piece of mind you did all you could do. Good luck and I hope it fixes your problems. JJ

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