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      01-21-2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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What are you guys seeing in front vs rear tire wear?

on 335 ZSP. My quick observation after 7500 miles is the rears are wearing about 1.5x as fast as the fronts. Is this pretty consistent with others see? I was actually fearing it would be 2x - which I think is what my dad gets on his 330 ZHP.
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      01-21-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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stop hammering the 1/4s and rip the curves a bit harder, and it'll balance out
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      01-21-2008, 08:26 PM   #3
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Brake harder. Much better way to balance it out.
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      01-21-2008, 08:28 PM   #4
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my rears are wearing down faster due to the negative camber from the H&R sport springs....

i swapped the tires inside/out to balance out the wear at 20k miles........

i'm currently at 41k miles..........i will replace the rear set at 50k miles........

the front can probably go another 20k miles..........i have Nitto NT555......
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My fronts are wearing a little more than the rears. Most people report the opposite.
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      01-21-2008, 10:20 PM   #6
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Depends a lot on your driving style. If you tend to accelerate more in a straight line then the rears will go faster. If you like to over turn the car the fronts will get more workout.
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      01-21-2008, 10:22 PM   #7
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my rears are wearing down faster due to the negative camber from the H&R sport springs....

i swapped the tires inside/out to balance out the wear at 20k miles........

i'm currently at 41k miles..........i will replace the rear set at 50k miles........

the front can probably go another 20k miles..........i have Nitto NT555......
Same. The camber in the rear definitely makes them wear down faster, and unevenly. And of course because the wheels are stagger, you can't swap them around to maximize the tire life.
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My fronts are wearing down faster cuz I take corners really fast and always braking late (harder). also step launches arent all that fun anyways so i don't do them personally :/
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my rears have taken a beating.......fronts have lasted pretty well actually.
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My rears were definitely losing tread faster then the fronts. But after a track day, my fronts are almost gone and my rears still got a few thousand left on them.
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