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Tires hey my truck is awd all wheel drive why is the two back tires wearing out before the front ones

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You didn't mention what type of wear you have and there are many things that could contribute to wear like air pressures,shocks,driving style,etc.
However it could also be an alignment issue on this vehicle too. The rear camber and toe is adjustable on this vehicle.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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