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Originally Posted by MIA KIA 09 View Post
Was just going to ask what you meant by "separation". Cupping is a term used for a wear pattern of the tire that looks like someone has "scooped" out sections of tread in a pattern around the the diameter of the tire. AWD/ 4WD are known to exhibit this pattern and is why tire rotation is so important to be done. It can also be caused by worn out struts/shocks and any number of suspension wear concerns. A good tech can even determine if the tires inner cord belts has shifted/broken and show this type of pattern.
Hope this was not TOO TECHNICAL...
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