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Author Topic: Inside tire wear on 2013 Avalanche... no help from GM  (Read 4655 times)

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Re: Inside tire wear on 2013 Avalanche... no help from GM
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2015, 06:25:47 AM »

Interesting discussion over alignment......I just had maintenance done at my dealer (Priority Chevrolet) and they have a new service bay where you park inside for service and each lane has a laser alignment system and every vehicle is checked for alignment free regardless of reason for service . They claimed it was due to poor roads in our area and everyone hits one of many potholes on the roads. They considered it a needed safety/maintenance issue. I realize it could be a way to increase the bill if work or parts were needed to fix the problem though. But it's an area where I like preventative work done, I don't take chances with tires,steering and brakes........
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Re: Inside tire wear on 2013 Avalanche... no help from GM
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2015, 10:12:14 AM »

How can they be the wrong tires for the truck?  They are what Chevy put on it.

I think the OEM Bridgestones are excellent tires. Mine have over 43K miles on them and they are still smooth and quiet and plenty of tread left. They handle very well in all conditions including several inches of snow, I was surprised. Last winter the weather was awful but I never had any problems in the snow, and I commute 50 miles a day. If anything I needed 4WD a little more often than on my last truck, which had all terrain treads, but I still hardly used 4WD and just used Auto when it was snowing hard. The biggest downside is that the Duelers on 20"+ wheels are not for off-roading, but they are fine on graded unpaved roads. I will probably replace them with the same tire when the time comes.
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Re: Inside tire wear on 2013 Avalanche... no help from GM
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2015, 10:56:06 AM »

I have only 15,000 on mine, with the same tires & 35lbs psi, and no ware showing yet.
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Re: Inside tire wear on 2013 Avalanche... no help from GM
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2015, 11:53:34 AM »

I just checked mine and notice the same wear.  I have to have a shock and module replace on my 2013 next week. I will have the dealership check mine then.
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Re: Inside tire wear on 2013 Avalanche... no help from GM
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2015, 13:54:47 PM »

It's funny how tires interact differently with different suspensions.  I replaced the stock BFG Longtrails on my Nissan with a set of Bridgestone Duelers.  My Nissan now has a ride similar to that of my Avy with the "E" load rated tires on it.  I swore never to buy Bridgestones again.  On the other hand, my cousin put the Bridgestones on his Toyota 4 Runner and he loves them.
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Re: Inside tire wear on 2013 Avalanche... no help from GM
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2015, 14:51:53 PM »

Gee I must be lucky with my 2013, as I have had 70,000 miles on my Bridgestones and just put a new set on.  I run at 32/33 psi all the time.   :B:
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Re: Inside tire wear on 2013 Avalanche... no help from GM
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2019, 20:46:14 PM »

Hello All, I know this is an old thread, but I've had tire issues forever. 2008 Avalanche LTZ 260,000 miles. I find that my rear tires wear out on the outer edge using the suggested tire pressure from GM. I just installed all new factory wheels and tires, I think I'm going to keep the tires at the max suggested tire pressure from Bridgestone @ 44 psi. My old days working at the gas station always told me under-inflation wore on the outer edge. Anyone else had any issues with outer tire wear?
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Re: Inside tire wear on 2013 Avalanche... no help from GM
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2019, 05:56:42 AM »

low air pressure wears out both outer and inner edges of tires
high wears out center of tire.

you state only outer edge is worn which means you need alignment as tire is leaning out
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Re: Inside tire wear on 2013 Avalanche... no help from GM
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2019, 08:52:58 AM »

Thanks for the reply and confirming my thoughts, both rear tire outer edges wear quicker with the suggested tire inflation from GM. I am going to use the max pressure on the tires.  :D
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Re: Inside tire wear on 2013 Avalanche... no help from GM
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2019, 11:32:06 AM »

I meant 26,000 miles, not 15,000 miles
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Re: Inside tire wear on 2013 Avalanche... no help from GM
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2019, 12:22:18 PM »

no reason to go to max as you will wear out center faster then you did edges
Just add 3-4psi and do chalk test (google it) until you get good chalk test.

Chalk test is line across tread in chalk and then roll truck (drive) on smooth surface and inspect chalk mark.
want one that is all the way across evenly.
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Re: Inside tire wear on 2013 Avalanche... no help from GM
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2019, 14:05:40 PM »

Forgot all about the chalk test, been a long time. Thank you!
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