Tyre wear?

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Re: Tyre wear?

Post by 964steve » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:49 am

subaxtreme wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:12 am
I'm having the same trouble on a Cayenne. In order to stop it scrubbing the car pulls to the left (enough to require constant pressure). The dealer has been onto it for a year, seven wheel alignments, new tyres, even custom made bushes for more adjustment. I think they imagine I'll get sick of it all.
I had this problem on my previous car, an xc90. Many times the wheel alignment said all fine, causing much frustration. Eventually 4 wheel laser alignment found the rear alignment to be a long way out, which was causing the pull to one side that needed constant steering correction and hence uneven front tyre wear. After correction the wear was perfectly even. Don't give up!

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Re: Tyre wear?

Post by On-Track » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:05 am

It's very easy to say that the OPC did a wheel alignment check but what they actually did can vary considerably. I spotted early signs of scrubbing on the outside edge of the front off-side tyre (20" Pirelli P Zero) and the OPC used the latest four wheel alignment machine. Problem turned out to be vertical camber misalignment.

Shortly afterwards, the 20" wheels came off for the winter but they are now back on and I can see a different wear pattern after a few thousand miles. As a previous poster has said similar things, maybe getting a full four wheel alignment could be the answer.

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Re: Tyre wear?

Post by Nosmo » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:06 pm

Just had my 20k 2 year service. Pirelli's on 21" between 4.3 and 4.7mm all round. Winter tyres have been on for around 3k - 5k miles during the winter months. Seems to make a difference.
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Re: Tyre wear?

Post by r1flyguy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:59 pm

Mines on 21” Continentals. Had higher wear on f/o/s tyre at 15000 miles down to 3mm so had 2 new fronts fitted and full alignment. Rears were fine.
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Re: Tyre wear?

Post by gasgas1 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:11 am

30100 miles slightly more wear on the rears, should be good for another 10k, Michelin 20"

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Re: Tyre wear?

Post by nigel@netshift.com » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:41 pm

My Macan has done 28,500 miles and the tyres are still only part worn. Probably 3 mm remaining above the little marker guides and completely balanced front to back

I've never had such good tyre mileage and I can only put it down to getting older and driving less like a hooligan ;-)

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Re: Tyre wear?

Post by Dandock » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:14 pm

On 20” All Seasons. Had to change the fronts after an ejeet van driver ripped one but the rears are still very healthy after 31K miles. :)
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Re: Tyre wear?

Post by nsm3 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:00 am

21" P Zeros on an SD and at 15,000 miles the rears are down to what looks like 3mm or below (in for 2 year service soon, so will get the accurate picture)? Fronts have plenty of tread left and all pretty even wear patterns.

I was hoping to get 3 years and 21,000 miles from the rears, but it seems that the addictive torque has eaten them a bit quicker?
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