My right front (passenger side) tire is cupping pretty badly. What would cause this? Bad alignment? The ball joints are new.
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I don't exactly have cheap shocks but not top of the line (Bilstein 5125 pretty sure 255/70 valving). The cupping i'm referring to is not the sides of the lugs but the front side of the lug is wearing more than the back side. If that makes sense.
You named the symptoms spot on! :rockon So what sort of valving would you suggest? They are just 14" travel eye-eye shocks. Do you think the oil is just breaking down to fast? Which valving or shocks would you recommend? I thought possibly some Triple Bypass shocks if I could find a set on race dezert.I understand exactly what you are talking about. Leading edges start to wear and develop a ramp. This means the tire is always trying to go over a bump. You can really feel this when the tire gets worse. Drive slow, and you can feel each and every individual lug.
Let it go too far, and the smaller lugs will wear faster than the larger ones. Probably at that point now, if you inspect carefully.
Its worth a shot at inspecting the shocks, though I do believe that if you are running a single shock, the 255/70 valving is not enough, and this supports my theory.
2550 Newtons @ 0.52 m/s of rebound and 700 Newtons @ 0.52 m/s of compression does not sound like enough to me.
You may want to verify this with your shock manufacturer. Did theu assist you with this shock selection?
I do believe that this particular shock is only available in this valving and even less. To obtain greater dampening, you will have to consider a different shock, or consider duals.
Bilstein can recommend a dual shock set up with as much as (360/80) 3600 Newtons over 800 Newtons for IFS trucks.
I see many 275/78's out there, and I see some of the ones that you have, though I do believe that the tire you have selected is quite a bit more aggressive than the lighter duty shock is capable of controlling.
Just throwing that out there, but as I mentioned I have been running a slightly higher end shock with slightly larger Boggers and have had enough success to not wear them out (other than normal wear, no cupping) while never really having to rotate them.:thumbup
You named the symptoms spot on! :rockon So what sort of valving would you suggest? They are just 14" travel eye-eye shocks. Do you think the oil is just breaking down to fast? Which valving or shocks would you recommend? I thought possibly some Triple Bypass shocks if I could find a set on race dezert.