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Tire question and recs

smashweights

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A bit disappointed. Only 28k miles. Noticed the tires are wearing quite unevenly, most of the tires have heavy outer edge/toe wear but this one is by far the worst. Lots of good tread life left on the mid and inner edge of the tires. I think it goes without question the bald edge tire needs replaced. Having previously had AWD cars I've always gotten all 4 done at the same time. I assume I should do the same on a 4x4? Definitely need an alignment, yes?

Also looking for recs on tires. Stock 20" Limited rims. 98% road/highway driving. A bit of deep beach sand driving. Occasionally drive back to the Midwest so a bit of cold weather performance appreciates. Only complaint with the stock Duelers was they would spin on wet pavement a bit.
 

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There is definitely an alignment issue. Underinflation would show on both edges. Look long and hard at the before and after readings on the alignment printout. Make sure they made significant changes. And don't be surprised if they come back and say you have a bent control arm or something that needs replacement before they can align it. If it's on the side with the wear, it's probably the truth.

Sorry, I have no tire recommendations.
 

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There is definitely an alignment issue. Underinflation would show on both edges. Look long and hard at the before and after readings on the alignment printout. Make sure they made significant changes. And don't be surprised if they come back and say you have a bent control arm or something that needs replacement before they can align it. If it's on the side with the wear, it's probably the truth.

Sorry, I have no tire recommendations.

Unfortunately just had the tires rotated after about 9-10k miles, not sure what spot that tire was when it wore
 

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So my neighbor suggested the edge bald tire would be fine to keep just get the alignment done so no progression. Any thoughts?
That first pic is pretty severe and I would beg to differ. It's not his family driving around in your truck.....
 

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To be honest I wouldn’t get all new tires yet. It wore a small portion of the tire off but you still have so much good tread left on the rest of the tire youll be perfectly safe in my opinion. You rotated the tires which is good, now wait til the current tire in that position wears like that too. Then when you go to rotate again get an alignment and throw the two tires that wore weird on the rear that way your front two stay good. Idk that’s not based on fact that’s just what I would do!
 

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To be honest I wouldn’t get all new tires yet. It wore a small portion of the tire off but you still have so much good tread left on the rest of the tire youll be perfectly safe in my opinion. You rotated the tires which is good, now wait til the current tire in that position wears like that too. Then when you go to rotate again get an alignment and throw the two tires that wore weird on the rear that way your front two stay good. Idk that’s not based on fact that’s just what I would do!
Not sure I 100% agree. That one section is SO worn down, it could be a safety issue. I would look at replacing that tire.
 

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Not sure I 100% agree. That one section is SO worn down, it could be a safety issue. I would look at replacing that tire.
True. That’s why I think it would be better at the rear of the truck where you’re not relying on that section to grip in a corner really. Maybe even air up the tire a little more so it’s less likely to ride on the edge and get some more miles out of it. I hate to say it but in the past when I was broke I’ve driven on tires wayyy worse than that and I luckily never had an issue. A 1” section like that wouldn’t scare me too much lol.
 

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Looks like you'll have secondary rubber coming through soon and I would change it as soon as you can.
 

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Would you all just swap two tires? Or maybe see if a dealer has a single take off of similar wear? These are the stock Dueler H/L. Most of the tires have a little bit of similar wear but nothing like that one. All look like they have another 15k miles on the rest of the tread
 

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Would you all just swap two tires? Or maybe see if a dealer has a single take off of similar wear? These are the stock Dueler H/L. Most of the tires have a little bit of similar wear but nothing like that one. All look like they have another 15k miles on the rest of the tread
I would replace the two and call it a day. Not worth the risk my friend...but as a famous person once said..."DO YOU FEEL LUCKY PUNK?"
 

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With so many tire shops around and the internet idk why dealerships continue to give out bad information and tell people blatantly wrong things
 

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