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Alignment-Uneven tire wear

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These tires are obviously shot, but all 4 are worn just about the same. Supposedly, my alignment is fine, but tire wear says otherwise.. I'm thinking positive camber and toe in?

Stock suspension - passenger front tire.

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How long since last alignment? One good pothole can knock things off. Your assessment may be right. I wont pretend to be an expert, hopefully others will chime in. I'm having same issue to a much lesser extent. I've had 2 alignments in about a years time. Ea. time they've said the camber was just barely off. Nissan said it was so close to perfect they didn't want to touch it. They also said the uneven wear was do to my lift. I now get it done at a shop familiar with adjusting aftermarket control arms. So far it doesn't appear to be getting worse.
Its been 3 years, but my truck only has 23k miles on it. So it has probly been driven 10-12k miles since the last alignment. I'm also wonder if, because the truck sees mostly inner city miles with lots of turning, and little highway, if it could be contributing to the excessive outer tire wear.
Obviously, when you get new tires, just get it done. Nissan charged me $10 just to check it, since I was already having it serviced. The 'All About Brake and Tire' shop I had it done at last checked it for free. I plan to at least have mine checked once a year.

Also, regular tire rotation is a factor. There are varying opinions on whether to cross rotate or do front to back, etc. I've had shop owners recommend cross rotation and the Nissan service writer insist that I should never do that. So for better or worse, both have been done with my current set. Even Toyo's website says you can cross rotate my tires.

When I recently had my tires mounted on new wheels I think the tech didn't keep track of ea. tire's position. (as I specifically asked) I noticed 3 of the tires were mounted "dirty side" out, so I have no reason to believe any effort was made to rotate in any manner. So much for my efforts keeping even wear.

While not bad, I think most of my outside wear occurred right after I got my new tires. I was being cheap and put off alignment till I got new suspension/ lift parts chosen and installed. That dragged out longer than planned. Prob. put on 4-5k mi. w/ bad alignment. I should have planned ahead better. I know I'm not much help, just rambling about my experiences.
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