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Cupping on inside of front tires

Have rotated tires as recommended and dealer has checked frontend and says feathering is acceptable.

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  • pcrist Sep 16, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have 61,000 miles on my Tahoe. I have had the tires rotated every 5-6,000 miles and I am going on the third set. I have decided to not rotate them again, so at least 2 tires will not cup and just replace them as needed. I did bring this to the dealer while it was under warranty and they first said, I did not rotate the tires properly. I showed all of my receipts and then they said that the tires are angled slightly to ensure a good ride. If anyone knows a solution, please post.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    front tires cupping on inside alignment checked ok

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The only thing i can think of is to do the wheel alighnment and remember you can adjust the weels,not only for them to run straight but also to stand up straight.
Stand in front of your car and look at the weel thats making the problem, does it stand like this | or like this /

Hope you know what i mean....

see again.

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