F350 tire blow outs

Tiny
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I have a 2000 f350 with 150000 miles. The privious owner must have been hit in the back end and quarter panel because I found body work. Everyone says its 100% back to normal but Ive blown out a DOZEN tires on the same back side as the wreck was. Especially on dirt. Ideas? Thanks.
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Monday, February 19th, 2007 AT 9:34 PM

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Tiny
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Was there irregular wear on the tire tread area, after the blow outs?
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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 AT 1:10 PM
Tiny
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No, I havent been able to find any before it goes. (It doenst mean that there isnt any though. Maybe it wears all at once but Ive been checking periodicaly.
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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 AT 5:07 PM
Tiny
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What do these tires look like after they blow out?

If there isn't a severe alignment problem that would show abnormal tire wear, then I am next inclined to think there is somthing that pokes them or rubs on them to cause this. It may be that it only happens on turns or going over bumps etc.

There has to be a coomon thread to this.
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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 AT 5:19 PM
Tiny
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Every one is completely shreded by the time I stop. Washboard dirt roads really get them even if I let air out and go slow. Several times it blew right after brakeing but I dont know if it was coicendence.
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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 AT 7:07 PM
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Washboard surface means more movement of the wheel assy. Braking means more movement of the wheel assy. I would get a real close look for ANY signs of rubbing on the tire and possible areas where it can be hitting. Look on the back of the tire especially.

Have somone out side of your vehicle look at the movement of the wheel while braking from the left side then to the right side. Have one person on either side and have them switch positions. That may lead to what is happening.

Also check the placard on the door jamb for the correct size tire and check your tire size as well.
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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 AT 8:32 PM

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