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    What causes this tire lean?


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    My 1999 stock Tahoe;

    This is at full crank turnning into a parking spot - the tire seems to REALLY lean!

    I had new generic shocks and an allignment last year. I did notice that the truck seemed to sit a tad lower after the new shocks.

    The tires are wearing choppy...like this sorta;


    Tire lean;



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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    When the tires are faceing forward does it still have the lean? If so go get another alignment.

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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    The tires are wearing funny because of lack of rotation and possibly even under inflation. The lean is caused by too much Camber. My guess is it happened last year when you had it aligned. This also might be caused by worn upper and lower control arm bushings.
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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    Tires are straight when facing forward....

    Thats a big 10-4 on the lack of rotation and actually - they were OVERinflated for a while...
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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    The wear is lack of rotation. The lean you see with the tires turned is normal for all 4 wheel drive chevy's.

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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt
    The wear is lack of rotation. The lean you see with the tires turned is normal for all 4 wheel drive chevy's.

    Yay!


    On a related note - my ride quality sucks! I get what I consider to be alot of body roll.....i kind of have to brace my ass in the seat when cornering and my Wife CONSTATLY complains about it (I know, I know......)The sterring is a bit sloppy as far as play in the wheel....

    What can I do to improve my ride?
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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by NY911Bowhunter
    My 1999 stock Tahoe;

    This is at full crank turnning into a parking spot - the tire seems to REALLY lean!

    I had new generic shocks and an allignment last year. I did notice that the truck seemed to sit a tad lower after the new shocks.

    The tires are wearing choppy...like this sorta;


    Tire lean;



    The pictures helped alot with this problem. Wish more people would do something similar
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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    it sounds like most of your front end is bad; bushings, ball joints, etc.
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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by kunas
    it sounds like most of your front end is bad; bushings, ball joints, etc.
    Wouldnt there be some sort of noise associated with that - clunking or something? Wheel pulling occasionally?

    Would they have noticied that when doing the front brakes/shocks/allignment last spring - (May 2007)?
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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by NY911Bowhunter
    Wouldnt there be some sort of noise associated with that - clunking or something? Wheel pulling occasionally?

    Would they have noticied that when doing the front brakes/shocks/allignment last spring - (May 2007)?
    typically don't make noise but they should have caught that when doing those things last spring!
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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    Is there anything that I can look for - with a VERY uneducated eye?
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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    Sloppiness of a 1/4" or so.
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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    it is worth the extra dough for better shocks go with bilsteins ya don't need the high dollar ones seeing its a stock vehicle,maybe look into installing a better roll bar in the rear,beleive it or not installing a lift made mine ride lots better and there was nothing wrong (no worn out parts)in the suspension...also the roads in that area aren't much better than kingston or the surrounding areas

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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    I would LOVE to lift it...but wont fit in the parking garage at work... God would I LOVE to lift it!

    Is it possible that Monroe put the wrong shocks on it?
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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by NY911Bowhunter
    Yay!


    On a related note - my ride quality sucks! I get what I consider to be alot of body roll.....i kind of have to brace my ass in the seat when cornering and my Wife CONSTATLY complains about it (I know, I know......)The sterring is a bit sloppy as far as play in the wheel....

    What can I do to improve my ride?
    New good quality shocks should help some. Most of the Tahoes and Yukons I have driven all have quite a bit of body roll from the factory. That is because they are made to ride more like a car than a truck. As far as pay in the steering wheel they sometimes appear to have more than they actually do because of the speed sensitve steering making the wheel turn so easy. You could have worn front end parts, but if you are unfamiliar with checking them I would have a shop check the tie-rod ends, idler arm, pitman arm and upper and lower ball joints for excessive play. As far as the truck sitting lower after the shocks, it is not possible. The shocks do not control ride height of a vehicle they dampen the oscillation of the suspension. I would dump the generic shocks and put a good set of Bilstiens on it. The body roll can also be compounded with P rated tires instead of LT tires.
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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt
    New good quality shocks should help some.

    Reccomend some please?

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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    Just jack up one front corner of the truck, grab the tire like your gonna hug it, and push pull twist yank top to bottom and left to right, and see how much play there is in the steering components. As GMlover71 said, if you get 1/4" of play or more, sounds like you've got some stuff going out.

    I spent about $350 on all new MOOG brand upper and lower balljoints, tierods, pitman, idler, control arm bushings, etc. Took a weekend to do (cause I like to take my time and do it right) but I'm glad I went ahead and replaced everything, since I plan on keeping my 99 tahoe 4 door 4x4 for a while also. Several local shops around here wanted $750-1200 to do the job! Its not terribly hard, if you have a friend to help you.

    Once I replaced everything, my steering went back to feeling solid again. I don't drift on the road anymore.

    I also went with higher quality Blistien replacement shocks on the front as well, along with urethane sway bar bushings, which helped control the cornering ability.

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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    Bad Alignment can make them wear like that as well. But yea, get another alignment, and rotate your tires, I need an alignment as well.
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    Re: What causes this tire lean?

    Thanks for the info guys - keep it coming\!
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