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Old 12-17-2005, 03:43   #1 (permalink)
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I have just had to replace the rear tyres on my SR BA at 19500 kls front tyres still good anyone else experience this
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Old 12-17-2005, 05:27   #2 (permalink)
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Re: BA tyres

i got 37 500km out of mine on the ute.
that was no real loads and not thrashing it. mostly town use with some long interstate trips.

rotated them every 7500km and kept the pressure up to 36psi .

they all wore down evenly and were all stuffed at the same time.
the tyre shop reconed i did exceptionly well to get that much from original fitted tyres.
apparently 30 000 is the most they expect for normal use,

you weren`t doing were you.
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You have been thrashing it haven't you. I got 38000 out of my tyres and that was with a dozen runs down the 1/4.
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Old 12-17-2005, 19:41   #4 (permalink)
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I've got 47,000 kays out of the tyres on my xt, and they're just over half worn! About 3mm before the tread depth indicator on the tyres. you've obviously been thashing it
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Old 12-17-2005, 19:45   #5 (permalink)
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Re: BA tyres

Yes been there done that, rotate every 5000km as the back do wear quicker then the front, thats with out trying and a L.S.Diff.
If you like to drive hard you can feel the arse end bite down hard on the road surface.
OE Dunlop's 19000km and stuffed {225/50x17}
Sumitomo 24000km with about 10% left (245/45x17}
Kumho now done 6000km wearing well with about 80% left.{245/45x17}
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Old 12-17-2005, 22:56   #6 (permalink)
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Re: BA tyres

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i got 37 500km out of mine on the ute.
that was no real loads and not thrashing it. mostly town use with some long interstate trips.

rotated them every 7500km and kept the pressure up to 36psi .

they all wore down evenly and were all stuffed at the same time.
the tyre shop reconed i did exceptionly well to get that much from original fitted tyres.
apparently 30 000 is the most they expect for normal use,

you weren`t doing were you.
I dont beleive so,, Iam 64 years old I do tow a trailer a bit but not enough to cause heavy pulling,, After reading these answers it is to the tyre company to complain <<thanks
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I noticed my problem on my 220 3V manual at 15000. At first I questioned my wife but she denied it. I was unsure if it was the dealers mechanics as I know and have herd many workshop stories of thrashing cars ( as mine is not common and might be compared to an XR8 ). I nursed the car a further 10000 and then replced the 4 as the Dunlops were too dear to replace and used Hankooks. They are still looking good at the 15000 mark and grip well! As mine is a 03 model I have no traction conrol and without concentration it will spin. I now measure the tread depth before going to the dealer and on the last 2 occassions the tread depth has been unchenged ( as you should expect!) The rear tyres were worn in the centre and I only ran 35PSI.
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Old 12-18-2005, 02:22   #8 (permalink)
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I've got 42k kms on the original tyres on my BA XR8 ute. I don't thrash it though. Still about 2mm until i hit the wear indicator. Rotate every 15k, running about 40-42 psi.

My mates give me a hard time about getting more than 15k out of a set of tyres.
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Re: BA tyres

I got about 35,000 on my BA-SRs first set.

When they wore (evenly) i got Toyo Transpath MP3 (i think...)
The grip is good and they quiet, they dont corner quite as well (a bit more sidewall flex took a little getting used to) but if I keep them rock hard they are good.

They are a nice looking tyre on the car and Im now on 80,000Km and they still have heaps of meat on them,at least another 10-20,000km.
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Old 12-20-2005, 03:47   #10 (permalink)
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I got about 35000km off my rear originals (They were never rotated) and I dont mind using the right foot. Still have the other 2 orignals on the ute and now have about 50000km on the clock. Although they arent far off being changed.
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