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Author Topic: What cause "scallops" on all position tires on front axles?  (Read 1187 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2015, 11:13:14 AM »

I had that, replaced shocks and that cured it.
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2015, 11:19:41 AM »

If you're running all position tires without the decupler groove on the side of the tire, around 60,000mi, you'll start to get this kind of tire wear. You should have line haul steer tires on the front if you want to get more than 50 or 60,000 miles out of the tires. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2015, 05:24:08 PM »

Current set of steer tires has less than 20,000 miles on them.  The set before that I got maybe 30,000 miles out of them.
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« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2015, 08:19:09 AM »

I had a customer with a new Freightliner that had a truck do exactly this. It was cured by a complete all axle alignment. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2015, 09:51:39 AM »

We found if the rears are out of alignment the steers would wear both on the same side ( both on the curb side usually) and wear off smoothly but not scallop both edges.
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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2015, 09:57:31 PM »

I had the rear aligned within the past two years.  I don't recall if the front was checked or not at the time.
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« Reply #21 on: Today at 03:40:36 PM »

I finally had a chance to look more closely at the tires on Friday.  They aren't as bad as I originally thought.  The wear isn't nearly as bad yet as the last set of tires that I had to replace due to this same issue.  The tires are probably salvageable if the problem causing the strange wear can be fixed.

I have attached photos of the tires.  The problem is on the inside edge of both front tires.  I took the picture from a different direction on the driver's side tire.
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