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Unusual tyre wear

Postby thescotsman » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:42 pm

Hello from Ireland. I have a 2016 transit custom that is eating the outside of the drivers side tyre excessively. The tracking centre says the van is tracking straight. I can’t find any play in the steering linkage or suspension bushings etc. I’ve only recently replaced this tyre so would like to get to the bottom of it before I replace it again only for the same thing to happen. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Unusual tyre wear

Postby seikokid » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:21 pm

i have a tyre issue on the inside Imagerear of my euro 5 and can’t explain that either
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Re: Unusual tyre wear

Postby Mike » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:30 pm

https://blackboots.co.uk/ 30 minutes from you Seiko.
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Re: Unusual tyre wear

Postby seikokid » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:01 pm

thanks Mike
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Re: Unusual tyre wear

Postby Pearcy84 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:38 am

mine does this, dealer has said several times everything is Fine! did you get a resolution?
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Re: Unusual tyre wear

Postby seikokid » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:50 pm

Not yet, life is keeping me busy but need to check again soon and do something about it. that’s my 3rd set on the rear and it’s the only time it’s happened
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Re: Unusual tyre wear

Postby ABA » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:10 pm

could be the camber angle
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Re: Unusual tyre wear

Postby thescotsman » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:45 pm

I went ahead and got 2 new front tyres in the end. They checked the tracking again and all was straight. The van has passed its DOE (MOT) since with no issues & seems to be wearing these tyres fine so I'm blaming the previous set of tyres for now, just seems very odd. I will know better as the mileage goes up on this set of tyres.
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Re: Unusual tyre wear

Postby Mike » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:09 pm

It’s pretty pointless doing tracking these days, you need a full geometry check. It’s very rare that a tyre will cause wear on one edge, so there’s something wrong with the suspension setup of your van, which is probably so slight that you won’t know about it until your new tyres are knackered.
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Re: Unusual tyre wear

Postby seikokid » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:06 pm

ABA wrote:could be the camber angle


no camber on rear
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Re: Unusual tyre wear

Postby V184 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:44 am

seikokid wrote:
ABA wrote:could be the camber angle


no camber on rear

Unless the axle/stub is damaged, i wouldnt worry about it the tyres pretty worn anyway & i thought it was the centre 3/4s 1.6mm ?
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