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Does this looks like out of the normal tire wear?

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    Does this looks like out of the normal tire wear?

    Hi guys, my front tires are going to be replaced in june. they are getting low on tread and have some dry rot as you can see. I have noticed this excessive wear on the ends of the tire on each side on both front tires. Tires are michelin pilots a/s. There is no play at 9-3 or 12-6 when I move the wheel so i know upper and lower ball joints are good. Same goes for tie end rods and hubs. The car is lower in the front with blistein hd's and eibach springs. I also have poly sway bar end links. The car was aligned after it was lowered and every 6 months i get it rechecked. I check the air pressure in the tires every 2 weeks and i keep them at 35-40 psi.

    I do know that this wear can be caused by hard cornering (which I might have done when i had the tires new) but i don't drive aggressive all the time and i try to limit that as well. The sway bar bushing have never been replaced. Sway bar is OEM factory one.

    So as the tires get old is it normal to see this wear? Could this be caused by the car been lower at the front? I looked at the wheel wells and i don't see anywhere the tires rubbing against it. The rear tires are fine.Thanks.



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    Pattern looks normal for your type of driving. The marks on the inner and outer part of the tire is not wear but scuffing from hard driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002ssslp View Post
    Pattern looks normal for your type of driving. The marks on the inner and outer part of the tire is not wear but scuffing from hard driving.
    ok thx 2002ssslp.

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    Agreed. If it were from underinflation, the outsides would be way worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002ssslp View Post
    Pattern looks normal for your type of driving. The marks on the inner and outer part of the tire is not wear but scuffing from hard driving.
    yep...tire is rolling in the corners...he must like those S turns

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    Quote Originally Posted by theorangeguy View Post
    yep...tire is rolling in the corners...he must like those S turns
    i guess i got to slow down on corners lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    Agreed. If it were from underinflation, the outsides would be way worse.
    yeah i know is not from underinflation. i learned that lesson a long time ago. Thx

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