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The tires are wear out on the inside and dishing on the outside, is this a sign of wore out struts causing the front to be out of line. What is the fix needed replacw struts in front and new tires

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Wearing on the inside can be caused by an excessive camber angle or excessive toe out, or both. Either of these can be caused by worn or damaged suspension parts. Camber affects Caster, and Camber and Caster affect Toe. Toe affects the Thrust Angle. (These are the major suspension angles involved in wheel alignment) The "dishing" or "cupping" is caused by what is sometimes called "wheel-hop" this can be caused by worn-out struts or shocks and can also be caused by tires that are seriously out of balance.

The recommended "Fix" would be to inspect the ENTIRE suspension system to check for loose and/or worn and/or damaged parts. Replace any of these parts as necessary. Then replace and balance the tires and head straight over to the alignment shop to have all of your suspension angles set to manufacturer's specifications. (Most tire stores also have an alignment machine)

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This is a sign of misaligned tires. The struts may or may not be bad. I suspect an inspection will uncover other worn parts in the front suspension and/or steering linkage. Once the worn parts are replaced the front end will have to be realigned. This requires special equipment. If you replace the tires without doing this you will just wear the new ones out.

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Hi,
This is usual a sign of to much negative camber, so have the wheel alignment done first. From this they will be able to pick up is it is worn steering or suspension joints, its not a problem which shock absorbers/struts would cause unless they are fully adjustable types. Which in that case you will still need a wheel alignment done.
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