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Old 09-24-2017, 11:59 AM   #1
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Tire wear

Is anyone on here having trouble with excessive tire wear with narrowed control arms. I'm on my third set of tires with only 16,000 miles and the alignment has been set to factory specs..
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:05 AM   #2
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Re: Tire wear

What are "narrowed" control arms? How are the tires wearing? Inside, outside, feathering, what?
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:47 PM   #3
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Re: Tire wear

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What are "narrowed" control arms? How are the tires wearing? Inside, outside, feathering, what?
The ones Porter Built fabricates, tires are wearing excessively on the outsides right down to the core, on my third set of tires. Contacted them about it but offer no help. They got their money and I got the headache. There should be others on here with their products on the their trucks. I found out about them on this site...I like to drive my truck not trailer it...
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Re: Tire wear

Can you post a pic with a ruler or tape measure next to one? And then in comparison with a stock control arm?
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:25 PM   #5
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Re: Tire wear

Narrowed or not, if they're built for the application, installed properly and the resulting roller is aligned even close, the thing should not eat tires.

If it's not the parts or the install then it's the adjustments post install or some sort of use pattern that isn't compatible. Could also but very unlikely be the tires or even the wheels. Very unlikely.

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