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treadwear although even is excessive for under 16k miles, mechanic says Titan does have problem with tire wear due to light suspension on front of vehicle with the heavy V-8 engine. has anyone experienced similar problems?
mechanic says all other trucks are getting 50k plus wear.
 

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treadwear although even is excessive for under 16k miles, mechanic says Titan does have problem with tire wear due to light suspension on front of vehicle with the heavy V-8 engine. has anyone experienced similar problems?
mechanic says all other trucks are getting 50k plus wear.
BS.

Premature tire wear can be a symptom of alignment, worn out suspension components.

That being said, OEM tires like the Long Trail T/A are not heavy duty truck tires and will wear out faster.

If you have purchased street tires with a softer compound, they will wear out sooner.

By itself, the Titan's engine isn't going to impact anything.
 

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If it is wearing evenly across the tire then it isnt any alignment or suspension components. If it is a new truck, 2010 or 2011, and this is your first set of tires then that is your problem. The manufacturer buy's tires that dont last as long as they are supose to. For example: If you buy a truck from the lot today and it has BFG Long Trails on it they have a lower mileage then BFG Long Trails you buy at a tire shop. Anything for them to save a penny!!
(I know this because I sell tires and have been for 4 years)
 

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If it is wearing evenly across the tire then it isnt any alignment or suspension components. If it is a new truck, 2010 or 2011, and this is your first set of tires then that is your problem. Stealerships buy tires that dont last as long as they are supose to. For example: If you buy a truck from the lot today and it has BFG Long Trails on it they have a lower mileage then BFG Long Trails you buy at a tire shop. Anything for them to save a penny!!
(I know this because I sell tires and have been for 4 years)
I was told that my stock bfg's should last 50k.:confused:
 

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appreciate the replys on my tire wear problem, this is the second set of tires, orig mfgs lasted about 25k and were slick. at that point, rotation was every 6k, the tires that are on now are hercules terr trac and i'am told by the dealer that 50k plus is not uncommon, they are rated at 550 tread wear. This is a great truck, but there are brake issues, as i'am sure you are aware, and now the tire problem, any input is appreciated, thanks
 

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Let me clarify, the tires are put on by the vehicle manufacturer and those are the ones that wont last as long as they are intended. If you buy your tires from the dealership they are usually the same as every where else just a little more pricey...you might get 50K out of them but typically stock tire wont last more than 40K.

I was told that my stock bfg's should last 50k.:confused:
 

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If it is wearing evenly across the tire then it isnt any alignment or suspension components. If it is a new truck, 2010 or 2011, and this is your first set of tires then that is your problem. Stealerships buy tires that dont last as long as they are supose to. For example: If you buy a truck from the lot today and it has BFG Long Trails on it they have a lower mileage then BFG Long Trails you buy at a tire shop. Anything for them to save a penny!!
(I know this because I sell tires and have been for 4 years)
I wasn't aware that new vehicles ship from the factory with no tires and the dealership installs them!

:huh:
 

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I wasn't aware that new vehicles ship from the factory with no tires and the dealership installs them!

:huh:
Say what? You are kidding right?
 

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I got roughly 24k miles out of the stock BFG Rugged Trails. You have to remember that this is a large truck that comes with "P" rated tires (which may be a fine tire in another application). I've since replaced them with the BFG All Terrain KOs that are an "E" load rated 10 ply truck tire. These, or something like these, should have come on the truck from the get go IMO. The difference is unreal. Everyones driving habits, maint. rituals etc. differ but most I've spoken to when I was looking for tires told me that with the KOs, they lasted twice as long and wore better. So I'd have to say...do your homework when replacing tires and get a set that is up to the task you'll be asking of them. Heavy towing like I do?.....required a stronger more appropriate tire. A lot of folks buy for looks or price. Tires are one place, I feel, you shouldn't scrimp on.
Manufacturers buy whatever they can get cheap and in bulk usually.
 

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