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#728430 - October 02nd 2017 8:18 am front tire issues  
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Hi first post here, I know it should be in intro but....I got a pressing issue. I have an 84 G20 coachman camper conversion and it likes to eat front tires. I mean within 3-5k miles they're done on inside and outside tread. I had it aligned by a tire shop but Im sure they just did toe and had no interest in doing camber (actually they said they wouldnt try because the bolts might break). So I took a couple shims out myself and while it's obviously too much it still eats outside tread. GVW is about 6500lbs.

tires are 235/75-15. It came with bridgestone insignia XL 108T, then I tried some goodyear wranglers. Both had issue. Got a used set of michelin 65 sidewalls just to move the van. I put about 500 miles on those and not a single sign of the problem. So I don't think it's mechanical, I think 75 without being E rated is too much flex.

Any suggestions? It's getting really frustrating because no one makes 15" tires with high load ratings that I can find....besides trailer tires

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#728435 - October 02nd 2017 11:52 am Re: front tire issues [Re: ped]  
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Welcome to the site ped ....


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
#728467 - October 03rd 2017 8:29 am Re: front tire issues [Re: ped]  
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Thanks!

#728481 - October 03rd 2017 5:52 pm Re: front tire issues [Re: ped]  
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nothing? Im not just posting and running here frown

#728483 - October 03rd 2017 6:16 pm Re: front tire issues [Re: ped]  
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What makes your sure its not mechanical ?

I run Michelin's 235/75/16 on my G30 with no problems, #8860 way heavier then your van.

They are not 15's but they are E rated.

Why not get a set of 16 rims to open up your choices ?

Last edited by frscke1; October 03rd 2017 6:26 pm.

SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
#728507 - October 04th 2017 7:36 am Re: front tire issues [Re: ped]  
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I really dont want it to be mechanical and i like my stock wheels. What mechanically would cause it? Wheel bearings, shocks, tie rod ends are new. Ball joints good, control arms seem tight at the bushings. It was crashed on right front. But both sides have the wear.

#728520 - October 04th 2017 2:44 pm Re: front tire issues [Re: ped]  
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I would go to a ft end shop, not a tire retail. I would have them look at the alignment & IF the crash was fixed right. Any & all of what you said could be the problem.

Id bet on the crash tho ... it only needs to be knocked out a little to do what your experiencing ....

Last edited by frscke1; October 04th 2017 2:46 pm.

SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
#728531 - October 04th 2017 6:28 pm Re: front tire issues [Re: ped]  
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oh its never been fixed.

#728534 - October 04th 2017 7:18 pm Re: front tire issues [Re: ped]  
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If the van was wrecked, you need to find a reputable front-end repair and alignment shop. If it is out of alignment or a front-end part is damaged, no matter what type or rating of tire you put on, they are going to wear out. You may want to check for a bent frame.

#728561 - October 05th 2017 2:35 pm Re: front tire issues [Re: ped]  
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Its been checked out. Its fine...20mph fender bender.

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