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Just pulled out my Pirelli's and 18" Pegs to get back on the car when it goes in for 15k service this week. Quick question about wear / rotation.<p>Now I should preface this by saying I had 2 blowouts during the first 7K miles or so I drove these crappy Pirellis and had them replaced at no charge (thanks to the wheel and tire warranty). but because I was out of town when one happened, and couldn't get a Pirelli, I had to do something temporary and that necessaitated moving one tire from back to front - in any case, my point is I have no clue as to how these tires have been rotated to date - because the several replacements affected things.<p>So in looking at the tires, the ones marked for the rear definitely show more wear than the front tires. Now I would think the fronts should wear faster on the R - so I am thinking the 2 newer tires somehow ended up on the front . Would you just put them back on as is (keeping the tires with less wear in the front) or would you still rotate them?<p>And if you would still rotate them - just front to back or diaganolly?
 

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Re: Tire Wear Question (superstein61)

Real simple.<br>The R wears the fronts quicker than the rears.<br>You should NEVER drive with mismatched tires unless it's an emergency for a VERY SHORT TIME<br>If your tires have vastly different tread depths (more than 3/32) front to rear, buy 4!
 

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Re: Tire Wear Question (superstein61)

Well, then make sure they are all the same tire
 

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Re: Tire Wear Question (JRL)

no problem - they are all Pirelli's. Last summer when I had the one blow out while headed out of town, I ended up having to drive the remaining 75 miles on the doughnut spare.<p>Since no one in Erie could locate a matching Pirelli over the weekend I was there, my choices were to drive / limp 2 hours home to Pittsburgh at 50mph on the donut or get a different tire. I opted for the different tire - a Conti Extreme - but after getting home I went and got my free Pirelli replacement. So now after 2 blowouts in 6 months on the 18" pegs I just toss the unmounted Conti in the trunk when headed on a long trip just in case (although have given some thought now of just tossing in one of my winter tires which are mounted on 17" rims - but thought even for an emergency that might be too much of a mismatch)
 

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Re: Tire Wear Question (superstein61)

AWD tires should be rotated at around 4000 or about the same as you would do an oil change. It may seem like a lot but it will save money in the end.
 

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Re: Tire Wear Question (Helmut Ranff)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Helmut Ranff</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">AWD tires should be rotated at around 4000 or about the same as you would do an oil change. It may seem like a lot but it will save money in the end. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Even more important when we're talking about tires that have a 15,000-20,000 mile life expectancy.....tops.
 

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Re: Tire Wear Question (MagoonR)

<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I just got a new floor jack
 

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Re: Tire Wear Question (Helmut Ranff)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Helmut Ranff</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I just got a new floor jack</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And a torque wrench to go with it I hope.
 

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Re: Tire Wear Question (MagoonR)

Here's a don't -- For those of us without TPM's, don't drive around for several weeks with two punctured tires. Had a flat last week and pulled off all 4 wheels, only to find that two tires had caught a thin nail in the middle of the tread. The left front tread is too low to save, so put on the factory 18"s and driving those for now.<p>Considering changing wheels, I'm already tired of the 235/35-19 setup and want a little more sidewall. There's only one 235/40-19" (Bridgestone) in existence, and nothing else is really an option. So it's probably sell the Evolve H5 19"s and find some 18" wheels that work better for me.
 
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