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1998 Toyota Camry Question: should front tires wear differently because of front wheel drive

 

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benboz, 3.0L V6, Jensen Beach, FL, March 04, 2014, 06:31
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my front tires are wearing differently more the passenger side verses driver side. I was told it was because the front wheel drive is powered on the passenger side. sounds like b.s. to me

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    March 04, 2014, 06:35
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    More likely an alignment problem, lack of rotating the tires or both.

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    benboz, March 04, 2014, 06:45
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    but the alignment was completed 6 mnths ago with the rotation of tires. the shop told me it was because of the front wheel drive is powered on the front passenger side, i dont believe him

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    Tires Too (135 Answers) , Londonderry, NH - (603) 473-4287
    tires too March 04, 2014, 09:02
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    Your main drive wheel is the right front. If you are heavy on the foot, you will wear the right front tire out significantly quicker than the left front.

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    March 04, 2014, 13:24
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    What TYPE of 'wear pattern' are you getting? Just inner or outer edge , both inner AND outer edge , center wears prematurely , 'cupping' on inner or outer edge? Are the tires the OEM size and type as recommended on door label?

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