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Old 05-09-2015, 05:01 PM   #1
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Axes tire wear 24.1

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I have a 2015 24.1 Axis. Just wondering if anyone has had wear on both of the inner front tires showing at 6,700 miles? I'm going to have to replace them. I think that's too soon for tires to wear out.
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Old 05-09-2015, 05:21 PM   #2
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That is way too soon. I haven't noticed any unusual wear on ours at 6500 miles. Have you had yours aligned? They are pretty out of whack from the factory, and that can produce premature wear.

Mine was toed-out 0.1 degrees in both wheels.

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Old 05-09-2015, 05:29 PM   #3
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Here is the link for a good resource on how to read tire wear.

HOW TO READ TIRE WEAR
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Old 05-09-2015, 05:58 PM   #4
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Thank you for the replies. I'm going to get new tires and alignment.
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:08 PM   #5
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Thank you for the replies. I'm going to get new tires and alignment.
Not sure about the year or size of your tires by if they are Michelins there was a recall that was announced last year. If you are running Mickies you may want to check it out.

I know someone that bought new tires last year and then after we talked he checked and his old tires were subject to the recall. It was too late for him.
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:25 PM   #6
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Front suspension arms pivot up reducing camber under compression. This tilting top of tire in toward the body means weight focuses on the inside of the tire. I'd guess, possible expected wear for bare chassis alignment vs. 90% or more of rated capacity. If weight also causes a toe-out condition, it could additionally add to the wear. Though Toe Out, seems to me, would be evident with handling issues.

On that note... After driving my Axis loaded ... my next "to-do" is alignment.

My previous E350 RV, back in 95 or so, handled similar but transformed into a great drive by correcting an unmatched spring condition and alignment with positive castor biased to better fit a full time weight of an RV.
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On our Axis there was a large sticker next to the drivers seat indicating that an alignment should be done as soon as you have it loaded up. Our dealer also recommended the alignment after its ready for travel.
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:16 PM   #8
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On our Axis there was a large sticker next to the drivers seat indicating that an alignment should be done as soon as you have it loaded up. Our dealer also recommended the alignment after its ready for travel.
Not sure the same applies to the cutaway or stripped chassis vehicles but when I bought my last new Ford a few years ago the dealer's service writer told me to come in before the initial 12 months/12000 miles as say the tires are wearing in an odd manner. By do this Ford was obligated to perform 1 alignment under that portion of the warranty. I did that for 2 Fusions and a Flex and it worked.

Again, not sure it applies to the stripped or cutaways.
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Not sure the same applies to the cutaway or stripped chassis vehicles but when I bought my last new Ford a few years ago the dealer's service writer told me to come in before the initial 12 months/12000 miles as say the tires are wearing in an odd manner. By do this Ford was obligated to perform 1 alignment under that portion of the warranty. I did that for 2 Fusions and a Flex and it worked.

Again, not sure it applies to the stripped or cutaways.
You'd have to find a dealer that can handle the RV. I don't think our Ford dealer could--they've recently opened up their own "quicklane" (many Ford dealers are doing this: opening a "quicklane" service center nearby. They do oil changes and other quick service there).

For our alignment I had to go to a local Goodyear truck tech:
Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers | Service Excellence – Always
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Old 05-11-2015, 02:05 AM   #10
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Hi thank for all your help.
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