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Old 12-12-2010, 04:14 AM  
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Uneven tire wear

So I just got my Jeep Cherokee back after another guy having it for a few months, long story.

Anyhow, he drove it about 3,000 miles. Has Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's on it. 32X11.5 I believe.

I give it to him with the front and rear tires both at about 80-85%, good, knobby tread.

I get it back and no joke the tires look like they're at 30-40% at best, while the backs are still at 70-80%. Clearly he never rotated them, but are the fronts really supposed to wear that much more than the fronts? I've never seen anything like it.

Would bad alignment cause something like this?
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:54 AM  
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If it is alignment, the wear pattern could tell you how it's out of alignment...

HOW TO READ TIRE WEAR
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I'm not up on Cherokees so much but, is it full time 4X or select? If it isn't full time, it's possible he was a burnout wanker and then rotated the bald ones to the front..


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Old 12-12-2010, 01:28 PM  
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That crossed my mind JCJ...
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The front tires' wear is even - I did a backyard alignment after the lift. And no, selective 4-wheel drive, not full time.

Just simply the front ones wore down WAY faster than the back ones. I've googled quite a bit and couldn't really find anything, so seeing if anyone had any insight.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:47 AM  
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sounds like homie had a fun 3k miles...
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sounds like homie had a fun 3k miles...
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hah that's what I originally thought, but they're the front tires! Just driving normally, it only uses the back ones! So unless he was jumpin out and manually "burning out" his front tires, I'm stuck.
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Could have hit a curb and bent something causing the front end alignment to be off...
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To cause the fronts to wear that much more than the rears?
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