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Old 07-14-2009, 01:30 PM
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Tire wear..concerned..

When I bought this truck I noticed the inside shoulder of the front tires seemed worn (rub hand over tire one way smooth, reverse it was rough). Today I looked after putting a few thousand miles and it is definitely wearing, the rest of the tire looks fine. I had the alignment checked in June and was told it was in alignment. I was kinda told this was normal for trucks like this.

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Old 07-14-2009, 01:38 PM
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i would take it to a different alignment shop. and make sure your putting the correct air pressure in the tires themself. that much wear and tear over a few k on the ticker isnt normal at all. and in the most serious case. jack the front end of your truck up one tire at a time. and push on the top of the tire and if u can push on it and it moves. then u have a wheel hub and bearings out. in that case its a few hundred bucks to fix one hub. hope that is not the case but i figure i should let you know.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:23 PM
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I had the same problem on my 2003 6.0L dually. After a lot of research and NO help from Ford, I learned that the shocks in these trucks are not heavy enough. Research suggested using Bilstein shocks. I called Bilstein and was told that they would gaurentee 99% of the time that this would cure the problem with inside wear on the front tires. 40,000 kms ago and tires are running really well. Rotate every 10,000 kms as well. Before if I didn't rotate every 5000kms I would have serious problems. Hope this helps. Don
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:49 PM
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Yeah I was thinking shocks too, looking at the Bilstein.. anyone know of a good place to buy them cheap..

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also jack the truck up from the frame untill the front wheels are about an inch off the ground then take a pry bar under the tire and pry up to check ball joints..there should be zero play! fords love ball joints..also rotate your tires..once the tires start cupping on the front they will not stop reguardless of what you do..fix the problem and rotate your rears to the front..
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