Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
MN Angler

tire wear

Recommended Posts

I have a Ford Explorer and my front tires are wearing more on the inside tread. Does anyone know what the cause of this may be. I have had a couple people bring up bad ball joints or tie rods. Are these options?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More likely lower ball joints if the tread is only worn out on the inside. Its not uncommon for the lower ball joints to be sloppy/worn out.

Extreme toe out can case a similar wear but the tread will be "feathered". Its hard to explain with words.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree most likely ball joints loose. Either way you will need to get the parts checked for looseness then get it aligned.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe I do have feathered tread, i just did a break job today and found a problem with a part of my suspension. I am missing a part of what I believe is called the stabilizer link asembly on one side of the front end, is this also called the stabilizer bar link. Anyways one of mine is broke on the passenger front side. Would this cause the feathered wear? Anyways thanks guys for the help, appreciate it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The broken link in a long term situation might cause some wear, but I would gather to guess lack of rotation would be more of a factor if everything is tight up front and the tires are feathering.

How often do you rotate the tires?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The link would not cause that type of wear.

If you place a jack under the lower control arm and jack the vehicle up until the tire is a couple of inches of the ground you will be able to check the ball joints. For the lower place a pry bar under the wheel and lift up on the handle. If its loose you'll feel it. For the upper push in and pull out on the top of the tire while the jack is still under the lower control arm. If the top is loose typically you will feel it while pushing in. If you checked them any other way other than a jack directly under the control arm you will likely not feel any play even if they are really bad!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:
The link would not cause that type of wear.

That is what I think also. Funny though, you can get all kinds of answers from front end guys grin More so when they want you to sell a certain part whistle

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have an explorer with the same problem. Link was broken. Mechanic didn't catch it even though I knew someithing in the front end was amiss. When it was fixed I had just rotated the tires and mehcanic told me they had to rotate them back because the tires were badly chopped because of the broken link. I was told it might take a while for the tires to even out. Well I just had my tires rotated again and the tire noise is horrible when I speed up and slow down. The choppy tires have not evened out. The tires are about 2 years old and if the noise doesn't get quieter I might have to either rotate them back or buy new tires.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Anyone still at it?   not sure that i will get Isaac out anymore, will still ask these last few days.   Good luck everyone.
    • Haha, sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders and great perspective, Borch.  Plus, I think it's good to be upset about missing!  It motivates a guy to take more selective shots and make better shots.  My shot selection was ok, but my execution was not good.  I made a good shot at a stationary target, but the target was walking.  D-U-M, dumb!!!  Such is life!  Next year Morgan and I will shoot turkeys (as long as I can still get her out there).  
    • From what I read the idiot did not tell anybody....was asked to play in the World's and declined saying his wrists hurt so they made him go in and found the torn tendons...what a duffus.
    • It reminds me if the first year I took my son turkey hunting.  He had several close calls but didn't get a bird.  He was upset.  I said, "Why are you upset?  We got to hunt together for several days and had several exciting encounters.  If you shot one the first day we would have missed all that fun together"  He thought about it for a while and he smiled.  The older I get, the less its about the kill.  Reframing what I thought success was has added to my hunts.  Now, if I could get less upset when I miss a bird I'd have it all figured out.  
    • Excellent.  Nicely done.
    • You got it, Borch!  I was disappointed with how the season ended, but you're definitely right!  I also learned a trick this year- cards!  Morgan really enjoyed playing cards with me in the blind.  It was a good way to pass the time and we enjoyed it quite a bit.  We had a great season together and enjoyed it a ton!     That last encounter we had was really something!  I'm convinced the worst thing birds can do to a bowhunter is to come in to the deeks is stand there and stare.  I'd rather they hung up and didn't come in or did pretty much anything but that.  It makes it virtually impossible to get a bow drawn!  The turkey was at about 5 yards, because I knew we I needed one close for Morgan.  However, at five yards and staring directly in the direction of the blind, she was smart to not try to draw.  That dang bird stood there for two full minutes and didn't move a muscle.  Morgan had a smile from ear to ear and at one point told me "I was so excited and my heart was pounding so hard I thought I might die!"     It would have been a slam dunk with her crossbow, but she wanted to get one with a vertical bow.  I'm proud of her for sticking with it and she said "I'm just fine with not shooting one, Dad."  I'm glad she's ok with that.  I wish I was more ok with it...  but, that's hunting!  
    • Sounds like he is going to bring "fire" to the team haha.  Hoping he can come up with something to do with all the aging players who aren't living up to their contracts.     Also heard that Coyle played the last 2 months with torn ligaments in his wrists.  Going in for surgery.  Kind of an eye opener really, Coyle with torn wrist ligaments is better than anything they could've moved up that is healthy?  Uh oh....
    • Hey, it's all good. Morgan and you spending time together in the outdoors and getting a close encounter is what it's all about.     Sometimes the birds win and we simply run out of time.