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      06-08-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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Tyre wear on outer wall?

Last year when I had my MOT done, they said the inner wall wear more worn, this time when I checked again before my MOT, it looks like the outer wall is more worn.

Is it my driving style, the road or does it need tracking, camber or something?
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      06-08-2012, 10:53 AM   #2
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Do you live in Milton Kenyes?
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is it the front tyres?
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If the walls are worn, you need to re-evaluate your driving style...

If it's just inner edge wear on the tread, that's completely normal
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The Bridgestones originally on my car wore heavily on the inner edges.

The P Zeros funflats on now have worn equally with no changes to the car setup.
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      06-08-2012, 06:26 PM   #6
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Well MOT said it was inner wall, but today I went to Hi-Q and he said outer wall. Bit confused. I couldn't see properly with todays' gale wind and rain.

Front tyres indeed. I do drive quite hard with DTC/DSC off quite often.
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i've noticed that my outer walls tend to wear out more aswell...especially on the rft...
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      06-08-2012, 07:06 PM   #8
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Yup I'm on RFT as well, might go for none run flat next time. Pirelli P Zero maybe? Continental at the moment.
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Well MOT said it was inner wall, but today I went to Hi-Q and he said outer wall. Bit confused. I couldn't see properly with todays' gale wind and rain.

Front tyres indeed. I do drive quite hard with DTC/DSC off quite often.
If it's the tyre walls that are damaged, then chances are you've scraped it up or down a kerb at some point. Unless you do Knight Rider stylee stunts that is...

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      06-09-2012, 03:20 AM   #10
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Check your tyre pressures aren't too low
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      06-09-2012, 07:02 AM   #11
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My friend used to always have inner edge wear. You can see it in all of his trainers, als he has bent knees.
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      06-09-2012, 07:36 AM   #12
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Oh no definitely not scraped it, I'm very careful about stuff like that.
Could be tyre pressure, but not entirely sure. But the tyres are old so don't know how the previous driver drove like.
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You normally get passenger side front, outer edge wear.
Road camber, roundabouts and mainly we are turning right a lot more and leaning on it a bit.
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Actually come to think of it, that was the side that he mentioned it had more outer wear.
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All my tyres wear completely flat, well pleased with that. Perhaps I was lucky!
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Ok I finally checked properly and here's how it is.

The front outer wall on both tyres are below 2mm or worse and near the centre and inner is like 3~mm ish.

the back are around 4mm all around.

What's going on? Will I pass my MOT tomorrow? Questions... :/
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Why don't you just put new tires on, and get a KDS? It is after all the only solution. Regardless of what other measures you will take in the end, after all is said and done. YOU WILL get new tyres and a KDS. There is no use avoiding it, Resistance is futile.

After all, given the weather recently it is kind of silly.

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Had a similar problem with my BS RFTs. Rear inner edge (they said it was a common situation for E93s with RFTs) and front outer edge without any thread left on them. Normal motorway driving at 70-80mph mostly. At 33000 change of tyres and wheel alignment and after 10000miles there is no uneven wear on all of them.
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Well I have only done 25k, albeit quite hard. But the outer front is gone. Maybe something to do with the RFT being so hard and rigid so when you corner it just scrubs the edge?

I know I need new tyres. But what is KDS? And just wondering if I needed to do camber or tracking etc?

What none ran flat should I get?
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My outer edges have worn more, especially drivers side, as it happens the dealer have booked me in for a free check up and will check the tracking for me, I'm not having tyres from them though, daren't even ask, got a price of 185.92 per tyre from eTyres, any good?

225/40 R18 RFT
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      06-12-2012, 08:50 AM   #21
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Well I found some Pirelli P Zero 225/35/18 none RFT for around 120 from my tyres.co.uk. Might go for them instead.

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EDIT

FAIL!!!

Front left edge 1mm and other side 2mm edge. Need new tyres they wanted 230 for one. No way! Taking it home for now

Rear not that much better. 4,2,3mm ish across both rears.

All tyres are from DK2806

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How have you checked your tread depth? It's only 1.6mm tread across 75% of the tread width, as I understand it.
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