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Tire wear with leveling kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Dirtbikemike, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Aug 14, 2015 at 12:54 PM
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    Dirtbikemike

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    I have a 2011 Tundra 5.7 Crewmax that has a leveling kit. It seems to wear the outside of the front tires a lot worse than at stock height. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
     
  2. Aug 14, 2015 at 12:55 PM
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    matluth

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    Welcome from CO. Have you had a re-alignment done?
     
  3. Aug 14, 2015 at 12:56 PM
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    No, I have not...
     
  4. Aug 14, 2015 at 1:14 PM
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    Alignment is first thought.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2015 at 1:17 PM
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    Thanks for the alignment suggestion! I will try that first.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2015 at 1:18 PM
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    I am also wanting to put bigger tires as well. I'm wondering if I can fit 305 65R18's??
     
  7. Aug 14, 2015 at 1:43 PM
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    Check here.
     
  8. Aug 14, 2015 at 2:42 PM
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    Thanks, csuviper!! Very informative.
     
  9. Aug 14, 2015 at 5:06 PM
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    Agreed with alignment first. Any suspension upgrades you should always do an alignment.
     
  10. Aug 15, 2015 at 8:46 AM
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    What kind of leveling kit is it?

    For the most popular leveling kit (3/1), some popular sizes are
    35x12.5x18
    305/65/18
    295/70/18
    295/65/18
    285/65/18
    275/70/18

    (For 20 inch wheels, just subtract 10 from the second number--so for example, 295/60/20 is very close in size to 295/70/18)

    The key is the offset of the wheels. About 35 mm is the optimum offset for 9 inch wide wheels (the most popular width for after-market wheels). Lower you go, smaller the tires have to be in order to avoid serious rubbing.
     
  11. Aug 31, 2015 at 2:51 PM
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    Tundrazy

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    I had the same issue with the 2.5" leveling kit on my 2007. The outside edge of my Toyo Open Country's wore VERY prematurely even after getting it aligned 3 times in 3 years. Eventually I also developed steering wheel "shimmy". I paid way too much for the Toyos to have them only last 15000 miles. I finally took the kit off and went back to stock with Duratracs and they are wearing even after 15000 miles.
     
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