Mis-sharpened tread

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  1. hunt4gees

    hunt4gees Senior Refuge Member

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    I have an 07 f150. Just noticed throughout the whole tire that the tread is higher than other parts of the tread. Not pattern to it. Not much of a car person but always wanting to learn. Had a guy look at it and told me he thought it looked like a shock. Agree or any other thoughts? Thanks
     
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    hunt4gees Senior Refuge Member

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    It is on the front drivers side by the way and is not making any unusual noises
     
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    marsh man dan Elite Refuge Member

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    That would be my guess bad shock if on the front of your truck
     
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    BaRtMaN Moderator Sponsor

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    That is typical Ford twin I beam scissor front suspension wear. Not saying that it couldn't have a bad shock, but Fords are know for wearing front tires out really bad, they always have. F250 super duty trucks were even worse.
     
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    I had a Ford E-250 with twin I beam that did that religiously. Have to really stay up on tire rotation.
     
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    hunt4gees Senior Refuge Member

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    yea this is my first ford and have noticed my front tires wear more than back
     
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    I changed the shocks on my 2000 f150 to heavy duty shocks when I bought it. Never have had a problem with my tires.
     
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    but he said it was an 2007 F-150 that is an IFS truck not twin beam. I have owned fords for many years. Would not think it was a wheel bearing because you would have noticable noise. Brother replaced the strut on his 05 but again he had a noticable noise so I would lean towards shock.

    With fords you definetly have to keep the tires rotated to prevent uneven wear as well. I have mine rotated and balanced every 3K. Paid for it when I bought my tires at discount tire so it is free. They said I could come as often as I wanted don't think they thought they would see me this often as I bet most people don't keep up with it.
     

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