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Question about switching rims

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by GoTundra, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Jun 16, 2016 at 9:33 PM
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    GoTundra

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    I bought stock rims and tires from a guy that came off a 2009 or 2010 Tundra. I have a 2011 Tundra. I had standard Toyota stock rims and the rims I bought are upgraded rims. I purchased new tires about a year ago and the front tires are wearing really bad on the outside edges. No unusual wearing on the back tires. I've rotated the tires a few times and had the alignment checked at least 3 times. Every time, the alignment comes back as good. The tire pressure sensors between the rims I bought and the stock rims on the 2011 Tundra are not compatible, so the tire pressure light is always on. That doesn't bother me. My question is: are the older model rims just not compatible with my 2011 Tundra? Is that why my front tires are wearing so badly on the outside edges while the alignment is still good? Does anyone have any experience with this? Any suggestions? I still have the original stock rims, but they are a different size than the rims from the older model Tundra rims. Thanks!
     
  2. Jun 17, 2016 at 12:35 AM
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    The rims you're describing should present no problems. If it's the outside edges.....Do you make a lot of low speed tight turns? I suspect it's the alignment despite the fact that you've checked it 3 times. 2wd or 4? Do you have a lift?
    Here are the number I pulled from another site:
    Ask the shop to focus on camber instead of caster.
    Set camber at +.1 degree.
    Get as much caster as possible without losing that camber or causing a pull.
    Set toe at +.12 degrees per side for total toe-in of .24 degrees.
    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2016 at 5:16 AM
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    What this guy said^^. Are the rims/tires the same size as your previous? The factory set alignment is designed for a specified tire size so if you've gone bigger, then they're sticking down farther than the alignment was set to. I'd get a second opinion from another shop that does alignments, perhaps one that specializes in off-road vehicles. They're probably better versed on the subject.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2016 at 7:50 AM
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