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jim1071
03-12-2017, 02:00 PM
Has any one experience changing the front tires
Every 50 k

Mine wear on the inside

Dealer told me I am not carrying enough cargo weight

lindenengineering
03-12-2017, 03:13 PM
Sounds more like you need some suspension steering work and an alignment.
Dennis
Mechanic

sailquik
03-12-2017, 03:16 PM
jim1071,
What sort of dealer was this that said you are not carrying enough weight?
Find a Mercedes Benz Sprinter Commercial dealer and have them realign the front end (using camber
bolts if necessary) to adjust the front end of your Sprinter to the correct Hunter Engineering Laser
Alignment specifications and your front tires will wear perfectly unless you change the weight inside
your Sprinter significantly and for a long period of time.
You do have a 2007-2017 Sprinter NCV3....right?
What tires are you using?
50K is not so bad for the OEM Continentals or Kumhos.
Is your Sprinter an RV or RV conversion?
Here's some info on FE alignment of Sprinters:
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47814&highlight=alignment+spec
Here's another thread with a Commercial Sprinter Dealer Full Hunter Engineering Alignment
sheet....(mine).
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54231&highlight=Hunter+Engineering
If you are having your Sprinter's Front End aligned, and it not being done to this level of
accuracy, you are wasting $$ on the alignment and more $$ on poor tire wear.
Be sure to rotate your tires on the MB Sprinter recommended schedules for the best overall
tire wear.
Roger

nordich2o
03-12-2017, 10:04 PM
Looking to replace the stock tires on my 2015 2500 2X4. Looking for tires that do well on the highway (quite and smooth ride) yet provide suitable traction to get back out of poorly maintained dirt roads for camping and climbing. Does such a tire exist? Only driving in snow on rare occasions.

sailquik
03-13-2017, 12:18 AM
nordich2o,
Looks like there may still be some Michelin LTX M/S2 tires available in the Sprinter sizes and LT ratings.
Get some, you will like them for sure.
Not inexpensive, but when you get twice the miles out of the tires, vs the OEM tires, the slightly higher
cost is well worth it.
These tires offer far better traction/braking/steering and overall performance on Sprinters.
Roger

white lightening
03-13-2017, 03:52 PM
Mine were wearing and cupping on the inside. I replaced the struts and had an alignment, now everything is good.:thumbup:

jim1071
03-14-2017, 12:06 PM
Mine were wearing and cupping on the inside. I replaced the struts and had an alignment, now everything is good.:thumbup:

in my experience it will go out of alignment again

the bottom bolt is slotted and will move.... throughing alignment out again


I asked for the numbers this time

toe out
camber
and caster

jim1071
03-14-2017, 12:08 PM
jim1071,
What sort of dealer was this that said you are not carrying enough weight?
Find a Mercedes Benz Sprinter Commercial dealer and have them realign the front end (using camber
bolts if necessary) to adjust the front end of your Sprinter to the correct Hunter Engineering Laser
Alignment specifications and your front tires will wear perfectly unless you change the weight inside
your Sprinter significantly and for a long period of time.
You do have a 2007-2017 Sprinter NCV3....right?
What tires are you using?
50K is not so bad for the OEM Continentals or Kumhos.
Is your Sprinter an RV or RV conversion?
Here's some info on FE alignment of Sprinters:
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47814&highlight=alignment+spec
Here's another thread with a Commercial Sprinter Dealer Full Hunter Engineering Alignment
sheet....(mine).
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54231&highlight=Hunter+Engineering
If you are having your Sprinter's Front End aligned, and it not being done to this level of
accuracy, you are wasting $$ on the alignment and more $$ on poor tire wear.
Be sure to rotate your tires on the MB Sprinter recommended schedules for the best overall
tire wear.
Roger

Mercedes Benz Mississauga Ontario ... sprinter dealership
where I bought the van

I am currently using yokohama tires all round