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Tires wearing out on outer edge constantly, what is it?

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Main causes. Not running front tires at max pressure. Wrong toe in settings. Worn suspenion bushings Etc. Vehicle Design in some cases Driving to fast and expecting too much. Not being hurtfull here. Tire rotation. Ride height which affects alignment settings

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Tires need balanced or you need an alignment. Make sure tires are inflated to max cold psi

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