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Why I Didn't Drive My Truck to Work Today

Air Bagged Trucks and the Camber That Kills Tires
Posted August 19 2008 10:51 AM by 5569 
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Used Truck Parts, Funny Mini Truck Stories, Truck Girls

worn out tire

I was considering driving my truck to work today, and if not today, sometime this week, as I love rollin' my truck and get antsy when we haven't spent enough quality time together.


worn out tire

After arriving home from cruisin' last night, I took a quick peek under the front end, as the truck has developed an annoying, prevalent squeak from the front driver's side. My attention was diverted from investigating the squeak when I saw the depleted state of the inside of my tire.

My last tire change and alignment was in December 2006, right before Resolutions.

Now here's the thing - I had known my tires were wearing out in such an extreme fashion even before Havoc Havasu and Havoc Fresno, two trips that put hundreds of miles on the truck, but I didn't take the time to do anything about it, and there was too much wear to salvage the tires. But, I had somewhat forgotten about it after the trips. The outside of the tire looks virtually unworn (haha), so it was out of sight, out of mind. And on lowered and bagged trucks, you really have to make an effort to see the underside and inside of the tire, as you know.

Tucked safely away until she gets new front shoes, I'm very thankful to have discovered and remembered this "issue" in a garage and not in the fast lane on the freeway - especially something so preventable.

Truck owners - don't neglect those things about your truck that you KNOW you SHOULD fix. Don't wait until it's too late! 



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