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Old 04-11-2004, 08:36   #1 (permalink)
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BA excessive tyre wear

I've just been camping for 3 days. The dirt showed up my tyre wear. Badly. My rear left is almost bald. It scared me sh-tless. I didn't change to the spare as to get home I had 600km to do and 80km/h is not an option. It's a rear. I can still steer. (no comments please!)

I've obviously checked the rear right and it's fine. It's a fairlane G220 with 19000 on the clock. It's had its 15000 service. No burnouts etc...

So either Ford service are either blind, or I've had extreme wear in 4000km.

Diff problem?

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Had the same tyres on my XT with the 17inch G220 Rims which were optional, they were all stuffed by 22,000 kms, same deal car was driven like a baby.
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What brand of tyres???? Soft rubber - good for performance (which was the aim of G220 re image) but shocking for wear.....
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They are Dunlop Lemans. Not sure of the model but yeh they are garbish!
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get the wheel alignment checked & make sure that the people that you take it to know that it has camber & toe adjustment in the rear & ask for a print out from the computer after it is done & dont fall for some details hand written on a receipt

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They are Dunlop Lemans. Not sure of the model but yeh they are garbish!
I will remember that, cheers. Also, are they garbage just because one tyre has gone (which would suggest that the tyre is ok, and that something else is not) or because they have all worn badly? And is this because some high performance tyres wear badly? Bet they're pricey too.
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Could easily have knocked a curb when parking (that is the side that would hit first) and that has knocked out your alignment. Very easy to have happen on Idependent Rear Suspension and you wouldn't notice it but for the tyre wear. That would explain why only the one tyre has gone. I assume that the others are all fine. Doesn't seem that the tyres are at fault nor would it hve been noticed at service. Not a diff problem.
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I don't think it's been knocked when parking. It doesn't get parallel parked a lot. But it's probably a good explanation of what might have happened. It's strange that the tyre is worn right the way across, and not on the outer or inner edge - suggesting it might be toe-in/out related.

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Thanks for reminding me to spend some money.

24,000 km on a Fairmont Ghia I6, all very evenly worn down to the point that Bob Jane would be waving his sample credit card at me.

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Had the same tyres on my XT with the 17inch G220 Rims which were optional, they were all stuffed by 22,000 kms, same deal car was driven like a baby.
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I just had mine aligned and the rear toe was out by quite a bit, this caused the inside of the right rear to scrub badly. Yoy could have a combination of camber and toe that has caused it to wear flat, but prematurely. From what i have been told, even though you can do front and rear cambers, you still have to put a camber castor kit in.
The castor on my fronts is out, which the aligner said would be what is causing my car to drift across the road. Again, castor-camber kit to allow it to be adjusted out.
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