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Old 10-21-2019, 05:50 PM   #7
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Default Re: Tire treat wear - KO2's?

Unrelated to tire brand, but something which I noticed about rear tire wear.

I recently changed the rear shocks on the 2004 2500 140. The shocks weren't leaking. I didn't notice the ride being terrible. I got a really good deal on some Monroe 66417 intended for the 3500 models. After those were installed the ride improved significantly.

Monroe Rear Shocks 66415 vs 66417

The reason for this reply.

When I removed the old shocks the passenger side shock operated as expected when I moved it manually. It was smooth. No skipping. The driver side didn't move easily and just seemed dead. I also noticed that the driver side rear tire showed some cupping.

I have noticed cupping on front tires which was related to bad shocks or struts. I've not noticed that for rear tires before this. I've pulled off some really dead rear shocks over the decades. Maybe I just wasn't being observant.


DAD NAS (N. Amer. Spec) 2004 140 2500 >330,000+ mi. Arctic Whitewash Brush-tone Grey
2006 Freightliner 140 2500HC >183,000+ mi. Arctic Whitewash (Spotted Snow Leopard accents)
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