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      01-24-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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Rear tires completely bald after only 5,000 miles WTF!

Like the title says my rear tires are completely bald after only 5,000 miles, I ordered these tires online as a package deal with my 19'' M359 avant garde wheels. the package was about $1,900 so the tires weren't cheap. I don't take the car to the track at all, or do burn out's a lot.

I'm trying to figure out why they wore out so fast, any ideas? Maybe my car is to low and rubbing, but you would think that it would be noticeable if it were rubbing, and it's not. How many miles do you guys get on average out of your rear tires?




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What kind of tires are they? What is your driving style?

M359s are what, around $1200? So you paid around $700 for 4 tires -- if so, that actually is pretty "cheap" for a full set.

ETA: to answer your question I have Toyo Proxes4 with around 10k miles on them and they have plenty of tread left. No signs of wear at all, really, even on the rears. But I missed track season last year, so I'm sure I will eat through these this Spring
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Like the title says my rear tires are completely bald after only 5,000 miles, I ordered these tires online as a package deal with my 19'' M359 avant garde wheels. the package was about $1,900 so the tires weren't cheap. I don't take the car to the track at all, or do burn out's a lot.

I'm trying to figure out why they wore out so fast, any ideas? Maybe my car is to low and rubbing, but you would think that it would be noticeable if it were rubbing, and it's not. How many miles do you guys get on average out of your rear tires?

what tires? possibly because the tires have a low tread rating new, but spinning tires really kills tires though.
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It does seem quick, but as has been said the tires are pretty cheep for 19s and if you do burn outs, even infrequently, it could happen
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Like the title says my rear tires are completely bald after only 5,000 miles, I ordered these tires online as a package deal with my 19'' M359 avant garde wheels. the package was about $1,900 so the tires weren't cheap. I don't take the car to the track at all, or do burn out's a lot.

I'm trying to figure out why they wore out so fast, any ideas? Maybe my car is to low and rubbing, but you would think that it would be noticeable if it were rubbing, and it's not. How many miles do you guys get on average out of your rear tires?





Did you buy these tires new ?
Tires will never go bald in 5k miles on regular driving.

From bald, do you mean evenly worn out or uneven?
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20k on the rear for Michelin ps2 or PSS.

They seem to wear even faster if you are tuned. I'll probably get 16k out of the rear now
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did you get an alignment after you got lowered?
what kind of tires do you have?
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Like the title says my rear tires are completely bald after only 5,000 miles, I ordered these tires online as a package deal with my 19'' M359 avant garde wheels. the package was about $1,900 so the tires weren't cheap. I don't take the car to the track at all, or do burn out's a lot.

I'm trying to figure out why they wore out so fast, any ideas? Maybe my car is to low and rubbing, but you would think that it would be noticeable if it were rubbing, and it's not. How many miles do you guys get on average out of your rear tires?

maybe those burn outs is the reason why your tires are going bald.
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maybe those burn outs is the reason why your tires are going bald.
+1 LOL! What's your camber at OP?
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I have only done a burn out maybe three times, but I do corner pretty hard but still 5,000 miles is nothing! I did buy these new, the tread wear is even and completely bald. I got the m359's on sale for about $1,000 so I paid about $1,000 for the tires they aren't real cheap. I can't remember the brand I will have to look, but I'm just confused this can't be normal. Do you think it's because I'm to low?
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....you need a good alignment. Probably less camber on the rear wheels.
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go look at what kind of tires you have and let us know. and stop doing burn outs and not expect to have bald tires
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It really depends, in addition to driving style here are the questions to answer if you really need help figuring it out:

Is your set staggered?
What brand of tire?
What is the UTQG?
Are they RFT?
If not RFT, did you adjust the pressure to compensate for the suspension settings?
Did you change the dampening when you installed the lowering springs?
Do you see damage in the wheel well liner?
Is there paint missing on the well lip?
On the occasional burnout, how long do you slip?
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Take the tire off and see if there is any sign of rubbing. Otherwise your alignment must be off. It probably doesn't take many degrees off to be bald after 5k.
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      01-24-2013, 09:31 PM   #15
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It really depends, in addition to driving style here are the questions to answer if you really need help figuring it out:

Is your set staggered?
What brand of tire?
What is the UTQG?
Are they RFT?
If not RFT, did you adjust the pressure to compensate for the suspension settings?
Did you change the dampening when you installed the lowering springs?
Do you see damage in the wheel well liner?
Is there paint missing on the well lip?
On the occasional burnout, how long do you slip?
I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to mechanics, UTQG, RFT? The front tires are 9.5'' wide and the rears are 10'' wide, when I said burn out I didn't really mean the traditional kind, I meant burning some rubber around sharp turns occasionally . I'm lowered on st coilovers not just springs. I will check inside the wheel well lip.
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I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to mechanics, UTQG, RFT? The front tires are 9.5'' wide and the rears are 10'' wide, when I said burn out I didn't really mean the traditional kind, I meant burning some rubber around sharp turns occasionally . I'm lowered on st coilovers not just springs. I will check inside the wheel well lip.
Ok, wheels are different widths, so the tires will be too, that means they are staggered. Staggered sets wear quicker in the rear, by about 40% over the fronts. The manufacturers warranties on staggered setups is usually cut by 50% of the advertised warranty as a result of the wear.

Tires have a set of numbers on the side, along with their name. Just look at them, should be 2xx/xx/r19, fill in the x's and give us the brand and model.

RFT stands for run flat tire, if you don't know, look for a circle that says RFT on the side wall of the tire, if it isn't there, they are not.

UTQG is the wear grade of a tire, range is about 90 to 600 and varies between manufacturers. The lower the rating, the quicker the wear but greater dry grip as well.

Tailing out a bit on corners will cause feathering of the edges on tires but usually does not cause extreme wear over the life of the tire unless it is regular and you really let it slip.

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
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Lol do we know what the tires are.....this reminds me of those battery threads where the op keeps asking what he should do
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Your burnouts + your bad alignment = dead tires.
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Ok, look for a circle that says



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Ok, wheels are different widths, so the tires will be too, that means they are staggered. Staggered sets wear quicker in the rear, by about 40% over the fronts. The manufacturers warranties on staggered setups is usually cut by 50% of the advertised warranty as a result of the wear.

Tires have a set of numbers on the side, along with their name. Just look at them, should be 2xx/xx/r19, fill in the x's and give us the brand and model.

RFT stands for run flat tire, if you don't know, look for a circle that says RFT on the side wall of the tire, if it isn't there, they are not.

UTQG is the wear grade of a tire, range is about 90 to 600 and varies between manufacturers. The lower the rating, the quicker the wear but greater dry grip as well.

Tailing out a bit on corners will cause feathering of the edges on tires but usually does not cause extreme wear over the life of the tire unless it is regular and you really let it slip.

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

Thank you!
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Your burnouts + your bad alignment = dead tires.
this commentary combined with your avatar made me chuckle.

your car looks great btw , can't wait to get my oem aero lip painted and put it on (next weekend)

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Lol do we know what the tires are.....this reminds me of those battery threads where the op keeps asking what he should do
Seriously...

WHAT BRAND AND MODEL TIRES?!?!?!?!

Post up a pic so that we can corroborate the "even wear" across the full tread of the tire.
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