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Old 11-18-2012, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Probably missed this so will throw it out anyway.

I have an 03 D2 S that the rear tires are wearing on the inside.

Previous owner lifted. I took out the 2" spacers he put in but can still fit 285'75-16's so still has lift.

I have never seen rear tires do this so am at a loss. Could the lift be causing this?

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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By "wearing on the inside" I assume you mean that the inside shoulder of the tire is wearing prematurely. This is usually caused by negative camber (tops of wheels angled toward each other when facing the car).

It's highly likely that this was caused by the lift. Unfortunately, the Discovery does not have adjustable camber, so unless it's a bent axle housing, there isn't too much you can do. Either way, it's difficult for DIYers to diagnose suspension misalignment because the tolerances are so tight, but if I were you I'd take it to a specialty suspension shop (somebody that does lifts on Jeeps and other SUVs) and have them put it on the alignment jig and see whats up.
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i am not sure how a set of springs will effect the camber on a solid axle with no adjustments...

i would lean more to a bent axle casing...

you may also want to check all of the bushings as well if some are worn weird things may happen...lol
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Any chance these tires were on the front and then rotated to the back? If the toe was off in front it can cause the front tires to do this.
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If the front to back as mentioned above isnt it I would check the bearings i.e. hub assembly. Do you have different than oe rims. I have gigantic wide ones that wear perfect on my vehicle. Never had to be rotated...but when i put them on i expected them to toe out the bearings or something.
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Take it to a good alignment shop and have them find the problem.
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