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Not sure if I'm in the right forum but here goes nothing......I have a 2011 Ford Edge AWD SE that only came with 20k miles during 3 years owndership-at time of purchase drivers front tire was down to the wear bars. They replaced all 4 tires with yokohama directional tires (jerks). I have put about 30k miles on the car since buying and within the first 5k miles I noticed SIGNIFICANT wearing of the front tires. Went in for oil change and they did not rotate my tires so of course they got worse....after 10k they were in rough shape with 'cupping' and more noticeable wear. Tires were rotated at this time. Also had tie rods replaced. They did not see any other noticeable front end issues. After 15k miles the front tires were now even with the rear (which were previously the front). Front end alignment done and was horribly off (BAD). I live on a smooth dirt road and I am not a crazy driver. I treat my car very well and get all routine maintenance done. I continue to have noticeable front end tire wear and have been to 2 different ford dealers that cannot find a front end problem other than tie rods that have been fixed and I get routine alignments. Now my tires after 30k miles have so much wear on them I have a leak in one that requires inflation every 48 hours, (I KNOW, RIGHT?!) Is anyone else having these issues? I have also called corporate with these issues with no headway. I'm losing my mind and a lot of money with replacing tires after 30k.
I have been replacing my front end suspension parts with MOOG replacement parts, I have found the MOOG to be great quality and are exactly the same as the OEM (Motorcraft) parts. The MOOG parts appear to be powder coated not dipped in paint. The cost was also less. The outer Tie rods were heavy quality and exact replacement. The MOOG parts also come with grease fittings which the motorcraft do not. The swaybar links were also of similar quality and appeared to be well constructed. Be carefull of some other brands as they are definately sub par and I sent them back and went with the MOOG. The best prices seemed to be between Oreillys Auto Parts and Summit Racing online.