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Finally got me the Truck! Got a ?

Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by gillespie85, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. gillespie85

    gillespie85 New Member

    So for months I have been searching for the right 96-98 Silverado. Finally found it and bought it. It has two brand new tires on the front and my initial thought was to rotate them to the back. On these trucks, have you guys noticed the tires wearing fast on the front or the back of the truck?

    Thanks! (and here's a pic of the new beast)

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  2. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    That is a very clean ride!!! and i would just get new ones for the rear if they need replaced. otherwise let them be since it depends on your driving habits since ive owned 6 of this model truck, and never really had any odd wear as long as the ball joints, tie rod ends were good. as well as the alignment. the only time i had odd wear on the rears was spinning them, and with the snow coming if you arent to big on using the 4X4 all the time, then i would leave the semi worn ones on the rear since you will loose some tread to spinning.

    But that is how i run my 4X4s so i dont tear up new tires.
  3. Scott_Anderson

    Scott_Anderson Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    IMHO,
    As with most any vehicle "normal" wear is going to depend on the vehicle type and how it's loaded.
    Front wheel drive car with nothing in the trunk is most likely going to wear the fronts faster.
    With a truck, do you drive it with an empty box? or overloaded? all factors that will play into it.
    The severity of it will depend upon your personall driving habits. Eg.. do you turn the steering wheel while the vehicle is not moving? this wears the front tires the fastest.
    How often do you check the air pressure, keep it correct.
    If the world and vehicles were perfect with even tire wear you would have no need for tire rotation.

    YMMV
  4. ShadowRejects

    ShadowRejects Rockstar 100 Posts

    nice truck! the back tires on my 94 silverado are nearly 14 years old! they almost have like 100,000 miles on them and have about 70% of tread. the front tires were replaced about 2 yrs ago and have about 85%. but if the beefier tires are up front i would rotate them to the back. i have BFG all terrains in the back and their really beefy so they last forever.
  5. gillespie85

    gillespie85 New Member

    alright... yeah I think with winter coming up I am going to move em to the back. Thanks for your thoughts.

    Since I just got this truck... I got about 20-30 things on my list of 'to-do's' for it.

    Anyone got a certain brand of bug deflector they like better than others? Same for the window visors as well.
  6. Scott_Anderson

    Scott_Anderson Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    At 14 years I'd be worried about rubber rot potentially leading to a blowout.
  7. ShadowRejects

    ShadowRejects Rockstar 100 Posts

    they appear fine. it stays parked alot. only gets driven maybe once every 2 weeks. but they will need replaced soon.

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