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scootsk

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Posted: 04/11/21 05:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey all,

Have a 2014 Ram 3500 CC CTD dually as my tow vehicle. Just turned 40k on the odometer. I have an issue with the left rear out dually tire. It is nearly bald and the rest of the rear tires have plenty on meat on them. What would cause this issue? Tire pressures are al consistent with each other. Truck seems to drive fine, no vibrations.


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Posted: 04/11/21 05:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A small difference in tire pressure can cause wear.


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Posted: 04/11/21 05:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BTW 7 year old tires are at end of life, replace them.

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Posted: 04/11/21 06:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ditto on..it is time for new tires. Tread isn’t the only indicator.


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Posted: 04/11/21 06:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If that tire was a little smaller it will wear much faster

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I would ask a tire shop but the first thing I would think of is a bent rim. Those are Alcoa's so I highly doubt that. I would make darn sure there is not something on the inner steel wheel causing the outer wheel to run out.

Don't think the OP said a darn thing about the tires being the OE skins.

On another note be darn sure to have your front aligned to 1/64" toe, NOT the 1/4" the factory specs. Factory specs cause outer edges of front tires to "STEP".


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Posted: 04/11/21 07:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wear outside rear tires faster too, so they get rotated amongst the rear axle.

I think it’s from driving on highways with ruts from cars with studded tires. The inner wheels ride over the ruts. Outsides take all the load.

As mentioned a over.... age on yours might a favor too.... the outside left tires might have more sun damage.... or maybe it was manufactured a little sooner than the rest meaning it’s a little older.


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Are the tires identical including the DOT date?

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A lower psi tire make it smaller and it gets drug by the bigger tire and that dragging wears them down and overheats them. Maybe that wasn't your problem but that's why we see so many blown tire pieces parts on the roads. Did that tire ever have a leak and run for awhile at lower pressure before it was repaired? Once worn smaller, it wouldn't get any better.
You might have had a poor quality tire, also. Craig

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I’ll try to answer all questions. The pressure is consistent over all the tires. These are the OE tire since the truck was new so they are consistent with the DOT dates. I do not drive the truck much on a daily basis, mostly towing the RV. I have noticed this inconsistent wear for a few years so I don’t believe it’s the age. I don’t want to throw a new tire at it if there is a known issue that I can resolve before changing the tires as another poster suggested.

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