The Tyre Wear Thread

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Spinal, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Spinal

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    Given all the talk about tyres... would be nice to collect some data...

    So, if you could post what tyre you are using, how long you've used it and how much it's worn. If you start with a new tyre, state "NEW"

    I'll start:

    Tyre: Goodyear Ultra-Grip 7
    Start Depth: NEW
    End Depth: approx 3mm
    Miles: 16,000 (approximate figure)
    Notes: 1 tyre started splitting on the sidewall while crossing the desert.

    I'll do my best to collate findings twice a year or so...
     
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    It's going to get complicated as most vehicles wear the tyres on the drive wheels (front or back) faster ...
     
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    i have a new set of falkens on mine , do all tyres start of with the same depth of tread ?
     
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    True... we can do "drive-axle wear" and "non-drive-axle wear" (unless you rotate your tyres... which I do as I'm a tight miser)

    No- that's why I went with "new". If new, it doesn't matter if its 4mm or 16mm, that's what you get from the supplier...

    M.
     
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    so how are you going to know how much its worn then ?
     
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    I was actually thinking more of a "tyre lifetime" type thing... I.e. when you buy a new brandX tyre, it lasts this much, while a new brandY tyre lasts this much...

    Point taken though! So, if you have measurements for the new tyre depth, post those too ;)

    M.
     
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    Bridgestone REO50 - between 40K and 45K - Excellent tyre for this vehicle

    My runs are generally motorways./
     
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    Tyre wear will depend a great deal on driving style in the same way that mpg does. Quick acceleration and braking instead of coasting to slow down will give less mileage than the more gentle driver, straight roads and no turning down side streets as well :D
     
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    New 2000 miles ago. 50-75% worn out on the rear.
     
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