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Old 21st March 2006, 17:02   #1
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Only 10k miles out of rear PS2s?

Last August at 35k miles, I replaced my rear PS2s. They had about 10k miles on them, probably a little less, and they were really shot. Now, 5k miles later, the rears look like they're at least half done. The fronts have plenty of tread and look like they could go another 10k miles.

Note, the rears (and fronts) are wearing evenly, and these tires do not see track time. I've never done a "burn out" with the car and don't drag race -- just healthy doses of spirited driving.

Any similiar experiences? I'm wondering whether cold weather driving is making the rears wear more quickly. I don't drive the car in snow, but we haven't had much snow in the NE this year, so I've driven the car over the past few months. With diminished traction in the cold weather, maybe I'm spinning the rears more than I realize? Do summer tires wear more quickly when it's cold? Any thoughts?
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Originally Posted by EdP
They had about 10k miles on them, probably a little less . . . Any similiar experiences?
I have had similar experience with PS and S-03's, all about 10,000 miles on the rears . . . I was frustrated at first, but now I just consider it a cost of ownership; not happy about it, but have accepted it. Kevin
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Hummm ... very odd, I think. My experience. New car. Stock. Dunlop 8080E tires. AIR PRESSURE (do you check yours religiously?) 38 - 41 front, 42 - 45 rear depending on the driving to be done and luggage (never more than one passenger ... wife always packs way TOO MUCH.). VERY spirited, mostly long distance, fast driving. 36,000 on the rears when I encountered a flat and wore the inside of one rear to the cords. (Was going to replace them anyway before my next trip.) Fronts still OK at 38,000 with probably 3,000 miles left.

The only two things I can think of are: Air pressure too low, and lots of weight (secondary to air pressure). Check pressure when COLD.
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I replace my rear tires every 10,000-15,000 miles. I'm a spirited driver, and burnouts/donuts are very very rare for me. It's the weight of the car.
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Pressures are good (38-39 rear, checked regularly). Not much long distance driving, which doesn't help. I generally do 15-20 mile hops with mixed highway and local roads. Thanks everyone for the feedback!
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10k-15k is the average for high performace meats! IMHO I accepted this fact years ago
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That sure is spirited driving there!!!! Keep on enjoying it but drive safely.
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I am on my third set of PS's. The first two sets each lasted 27k miles, and I replaced them largely because the outer edges of the front treads wore out, and the tires were noisy. I have 10k on the latest set and they look great.

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10k tire life has been my experience as well. Of course it greatly depends on your driving style and the tire type.

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Hee, hee....I wish...

I wish I could get 10 thousand miles off a set of tires...

Attached is a pic of 7500 miles on my set of 275/18 x 4 (fronts) of my PS1s...I hope to get the same milage out of the new set of PS 2s....

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