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    Default Strange and sudden tyre wear

    Colleague of mine drives a ford d cab. His front tires look like the attached photos. What would cause this. The left front is worse with large chunks on the tyre surface torn off. Thanks

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    Default Re: Strange and sudden tyre wear

    What tyres are those?

    That looks like rough gravel use wear and tear.

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    Default Re: Strange and sudden tyre wear

    The toe, caster or camber is set wrong.
    The cause of this can be many things. Wear on steering components, wear on suspension components, bumping into curb, driving over the sidewalk suspension modsetc. Take it in for a check and alignment.
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    Default Re: Strange and sudden tyre wear

    The toe, caster or camber is set wrong.<br>The cause of this can be many things. Wear on steering components, wear on suspension components, bumping into curb, driving over the sidewalk&nbsp; suspension mods etc. Take it in for a check and alignment.
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    Default Re: Strange and sudden tyre wear

    Quote Originally Posted by Johan Slabbert View Post
    What tyres are those?

    That looks like rough gravel use wear and tear.
    I think they are Bridgestone Dueler...

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    Default Re: Strange and sudden tyre wear

    Quote Originally Posted by tashtego9 View Post
    I think they are Bridgestone Dueler...
    Thought so too. Unless it's an alignment issue, it seems some surfaces chew up the Duellers.

    My 2013 Fortuner came with these OEM, 23000km on bad gravel and they looked like that but far worse. Bridgestone said abuse and pulled up shoulders. I said okay and voted with my wallet, and I still do

    The Hankook replacements lasted 80 000km on the same vehicle.

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    Default Re: Strange and sudden tyre wear

    Pieter is right this is an alignment issue. Most probably a mixture of camber and toe. I have seen similar issue on my lifted GV where camber chows tyres if I don't rotate often enough especially left front

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    Itís a general problem on Ford Rangers with the factory Continentals to have this problem with the degradation of the tyres.

    I did wheel alignment, tyre rotation etc and the problem just got worse. Chunks of rubber just break off.

    Ford does nothing about the problem and Continental even less.

    There are many other threads on this exact issue assuming that this is a Ford Ranger with Continentals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Therackermann View Post
    Itís a general problem on Ford Rangers with the factory Continentals to have this problem with the degradation of the tyres.

    I did wheel alignment, tyre rotation etc and the problem just got worse. Chunks of rubber just break off.

    Ford does nothing about the problem and Continental even less.

    There are many other threads on this exact issue assuming that this is a Ford Ranger with Continentals
    Thought it was the Goodyears? Is it both?
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    Default Re: Strange and sudden tyre wear

    Looks the almost the same as my continental lx front tyres. And this specific tyres look like continental crosscontact AT.
    I thought mine were due to over inflation and bad gravel roads. Atleast that is what they say is a possible cause in one of the SA4X4s which detailed tyre wear and most common causes.
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    Default Re: Strange and sudden tyre wear

    Too low tire pressure?

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