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My front tires seem to be wearing oddly. Chunks of the tire are being ripped off. What could be causing this?
I currently have ~61k and the VR is a 2006.

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-Greg
 

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Wheel rub? Poor alignment?
 

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Is this on the inside of the tire? Check wheel well chassis and if there is a rubbed polished metal mark anywhere inside the well/liner. But it almost looks like the metal shield is ripping into the tire. Not a good sign.

Looks like you need new steering bumper stops, or get spacers, or replace with narrower tires (225/40/18)
 

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Is this on the inside of the tire? Check wheel well chassis and if there is a rubbed polished metal mark anywhere inside the well/liner. But it almost looks like the metal shield is ripping into the tire. Not a good sign.

Looks like you need new steering bumper stops, or get spacers, or replace with narrower tires (225/40/18)
Chunks are ripping off the inner and outer parts of the front passenger tire and just the inner part the front driver side tire.
 

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Chunks are ripping off the inner and outer parts of the front passenger tire and just the inner part the front driver side tire.
More pics of passenger tire? Looks like it's just the drivers side there.
 

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What air pressure on the tires?
 

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What air pressure on the tires?
I was just thinking that too. If your pressure is too low, you'll get major wear on the outer edges.
 

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Even with low tire pressure...it shouldn't be ripping off pieces of the tire. Right?

Safe to say my shocks are blown?
Well, it's something you can cross off the list of possible problems. As others have mentioned, check the struts.
 

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I do tires and alignments for a living, Align that R! X2 on the suspension questions too.. are the front shocks good? or leaking?
 

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Brought the car to the dealer this morning...dealer just told me it wasn't the suspension but a defective tire is causing the problem. What are the odds of both my front tires being defective. Could that seriously be the problem?

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...but a defective tire is causing the problem. What are the odds of both my front tires being defective. Could that seriously be the problem?

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Michelin Pilot A/S tires? 2 of them with the same condition? Hmmm. Something sounds fishy. How many miles since they began looking like this? Was there a tire rotation in that time period?
 
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