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Cupping tires Will I need shocks or just new tires?

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A little more information would be good. However, start with the basics and work your way in as far as you need:

  • If you have not been rotating tires about every 6000 miles you can get cupping
  • If your current tires are cupped they have to be replaced to rid your self of any potential symptoms
  • The alignment should be checked if you have been rotating
  • When the alignment is done, the struts should be checked for leaks and/or wear

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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New tires new struts and wheel alignment,if you dont do all and not replace tires, with wheel alignment the tire will still wear or cup-the nature of the beast,dont buy tires with heavy chunky pattern this seems to cause more cupping,a cooper cs4seems to work well on these vehicles

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You will need new shocks and tires also do an alignment

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