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How to minimize DRW tire wear?

I was trying to figure out what tire pressure to run on my 05 DRW, when the subject came up of the odd outter tire wear. I hear its because there is a steel rim, and a aluminum rim, therefore they wear differently. Has anyone just got another aluminum rim and just use all alloys? It would save all the pain with rotating, but Im not sure if it would fit on the shank on the axle with two alloys.... What about all steel? What pressure? This is new to me and I definetly don't want to be buying 4 tires before my time.

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I have not had a dually (yet) but my friend had one. He used to run with some weight in the bed to help keep the tire wear even - or so he said.

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Lots of class eight's run steel inners, and aluminum outers. it is not a problem. What you want to do is buy a good tire gauges for preasure and depth. If the tire is wearing more on the outside then the preasure is to low. If the tire is wearing more in the middle then you have to much air. You have to swap the tire side to side, and if you are loaded heavy add air and is light subtract air. You want to get a clip board, and measure the tread depth, and watch and measure. Tires to last are a maintenance item that needs continual monitoring. Just a thought!

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I don't think I've ever had a dually where the duals wore at different rates

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Lots of class eight's run steel inners, and aluminum outers. it is not a problem. What you want to do is buy a good tire gauges for preasure and depth. If the tire is wearing more on the outside then the preasure is to low. If the tire is wearing more in the middle then you have to much air. You have to swap the tire side to side, and if you are loaded heavy add air and is light subtract air. You want to get a clip board, and measure the tread depth, and watch and measure. Tires to last are a maintenance item that needs continual monitoring. Just a thought!
Yeah man..Agreed
Alum and steel wheel has nothing to do w/wear...proper inflation and side to side rotating does....I don't drive mine as much as I used, but I would always swap sides every 5k miles or so...check tire pressures weekly, I and watch/feel the tread for wear patterns, I have 71k miles on the truck, tows a 30' camper or 24' car/toy/whatever trailer and I only am on my second set of 6 tires...replaced originals at around 58k, my one buddy makes fun of my "OCD" on my truck but he's on his fourth set at 88k miles

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Crossfire's, they keep the pressure the same between inners and outers, running with the sun shinning on the outer can raise the pressure 10#.

Check the circumfrence (stagger) within 1/8 th inch

Make sure the wheels are centered and true.

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Thanks for the advice. Did the CROSSFIRE that you mentioned put the tires out of balance? I like idea since its hard to check the press on the inside tires.

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Crossfires don't show problems on 24.5 wheels, and I don't run the GMC fast - generally 60.

They solved the worming wear problem on the trailer tires, and have saved several tires from underinflation. Running underinflated is the normal cause of zipper failure of either if a pair of duals. The overloaded tire or the underinflated tire.

Mounting tires without correct stagger drags the smaller tire by the difference every turn and overloads the larger tire.

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What exactly do you mean by the correct stagger?

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What exactly do you mean by the correct stagger?
A staggered setup would be a different size tire on the front than on the rear. Atleast this is how I know it to be defined.

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