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Old 09-26-2010, 05:40 PM
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Both front tires cupped on outside

Both front tires are cupped on the outer edges on the front of my truck. It also pulls to the right. I though it may be a toe problem. But after reading more I am wondering if ball joints could be a problem. I have not had a chance to get it in the air and check it out yet. Anyone else have this problem before? Are there any common problems that could cause this?

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Old 09-26-2010, 09:13 PM
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excessive toe out, and front shocks.

Normally, when ball joints wear out, it tends to cause the inside of the tire to wear, more than the outside.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:12 PM
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Do you think it would be wise to try and turn in the pass side tie rod to correct too much toe out as well as try and correct the pulling to the right? I assume there are specs somewhere I can get the toe measurements to go off of? Or just take it to an alignment shop and not mess with it at all?

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Do you think it would be wise to try and turn in the pass side tie rod to correct too much toe out as well as try and correct the pulling to the right? I assume there are specs somewhere I can get the toe measurements to go off of? Or just take it to an alignment shop and not mess with it at all?

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I don't know about where you are, but as cheap as alignments are around here, I'd just take it to an alignment shop. I'm also not too comfortable with myself in doing alignment stuff.
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That's kind of what I was thinking too. I was hoping someone may have the specs handy for me to check. If I could turn in back into alignment quickly that would be good but may end up at alignment shop anyways.
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front end alignments can be done at home via a tape measure or a string (i prefer a tape measure) and i always use a spanner wrench to move the sleeves, measure front of the tires then the rear, try to get the front 1/8" - 1/4" in more than the rear measurement (of the front tires) then just center your steering wheel by driving in an empty parking lot without touching the steering wheel, i've always had good luck with it, hope it can help you as well
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Thanks a bunch that's the info I was looking for!!
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