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Front tyre wear

Post by Amelia » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:01 pm

16 thousands miles on front tyres 18inch maybe could have got too 20thousand if they hadn't scrubbed the inside edge out badly the make was cooper on a a remaped 2.0l is this good or not .? Never carry anything in the van

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Re: Front tyre wear

Post by Ryan » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:31 pm

That's very good going, I drive mainly around town and some motorway and only get 10k out a set, van has some weight as well

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Re: Front tyre wear

Post by Doc » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:43 pm

Has your van been lowered?
I get 25k minimum at standard height on 18's but that is down to scrubbing as they generally have 3-4mm of thread left on across most of the thread.
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Re: Front tyre wear

Post by Sturu » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:39 am

Wow! I have work to do. I would get around 10K in a van that's factory spec, but years past its prime and heavily laden. Lots of driving on A roads & small country lanes. Work always chooses cheap tyres too...

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Re: Front tyre wear

Post by Ryan » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:52 am

Wish I could get 25k and this time around I have changed to bridge stones from budgets to help that

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Re: Front tyre wear

Post by Lowtidecopey » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:12 am

Amelia wen u get ur new tyres just ask the garage to check the tracking at the same time if there both wearing on the same edges e.g inner the van is probably towing out to much on the front toe! It may need adjusting if its killing tyres then that may need adjusting!! Some vehicles specs even when set to manufacturers spec sometimes kill tyres i tend to adjust maybe abit outside to compensate for tyre wear! Hope this helps always hurts to replace tyres when theres loadz of tread left accross the tyre but an edge has worn right off!

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Re: Front tyre wear

Post by mkvanman » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:25 am

I get 25/30k I can get a bit more if work allows me to rotate.And thats stop start courier work

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Re: Front tyre wear

Post by Amelia » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:08 am

Hi all yes the van is lowered on vamp but it's on the highest setting for where I live and yes had the digital tracking done and yes it was out a little on the toe but there system only allows them to adjust it to what the computer says so I think the same will happen again :(

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Re: Front tyre wear

Post by Amelia » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:10 am

Sorry I ment v max :D

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Re: Front tyre wear

Post by Lowtidecopey » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:14 am

Ahh they r going by the manufacturers specs which for a normal van would be fine but when you lower it it will change what the adjustment should be i would adjust it accordingly to prevent tyre wear so i would go further with the toe adjustment than what the manufacturer reccommends!

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Re: Front tyre wear

Post by Amelia » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:17 pm

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Re: Front tyre wear

Post by Amelia » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:18 pm

This was the print out they gave me

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Re: Front tyre wear

Post by Strath25 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:42 pm

I'd have wanted slightly more toe in to compensate for the negative camber due to lowering

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Re: Front tyre wear

Post by Lowtidecopey » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:52 pm

i would personally want more positive toe rather than negative to compensate for the lowered adjustment!!! soon as the vehicle has been lowered the manufactured specs go out of the window!!I personally would definately toe it in more!! and give that a try after say a few thousand miles chek the tyres again for wear and see what it is looking like!!! it has worked onthe vehicles i have adjusted before!!

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Re: Front tyre wear

Post by dubvan » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:19 pm

Had same problem on my first set of tyres lowered 50mm. Watching this second set very closely having had tracking done again. Fingers crossed!

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