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Okay. I did create an imperfection, is it something that will go away as the tires wear?
It depends again on the severity of the deformation. If it is so deep that in order to get it true you would be taking a ton of rubber away, it wouldn't be worth the effort as you would effectively strip down the life of the tire as far as mileage goes. Plus there aren't a lot of places doing that any more... at least not near me. The best thing to do in that regard if you have a place that turns down tread is take the tire to them and ask if they think it is salvageable... or wouldn't result in too much tread loss to get it round again.
I should also mention, that would only be effective on deformations in relation to flat spotting. If you had a belt break inside the tire (tire has a noticeable bulge, not just a flat spot or "ski jumps" in the tread), then nothing short of replacement will correct it.
Sorry about the delay, I stepped out for lunch.
Typically no that isn't going to help. Once you get significant noise (clacking or popping etc) there will be enough wear in the joint that it will need replacement. You may quiet it down some, but it isn't making the noise go away, it is just muffling it with grease.
The up side is that for most cars nowadays you can get aftermarket axles for less money than a good quality boot kit anyway.
Thanks Doug. There is a depression in the tire from the sudden stop. One tire has a deeper depression than the other. Is it possible that tire has belts that shifted? Should I just put those two tires on the back?