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97chevor

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Posted: 07/27/19 01:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And as a tire wears down the tread depth doesn't wear as fast.

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I think for traction/safety purposes the most tread on the front has always been the idea but for wear (on a RWD) the most tread should be on the rear to balance them out with the fronts. I tend to agree with the service writer. I love how everyone just skips right past that fact that the service writer might have a point and that he's just a lazy bum [emoticon]

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My buddy bought tires from Walmart for his Dodge Nitro. He does not tow. He had free rotation but they refused to rotate because of the amount of tread left. ( or lack of tread ) He was pissed. I looked at tires and they looked good for another 10,000 miles to me. Never heard of a place refusing rotation like that before. Guess it is not so uncommon.

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97chevor wrote:

And as a tire wears down the tread depth doesn't wear as fast.


Are you saying that the first 1/32's wear down quicker than the last 1/32's?


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97chevor wrote:

And as a tire wears down the tread depth doesn't wear as fast.
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Not sure what you mean by this. Tread depth is how you measure tread wear, no?

As an aside, if you were buying only two tires, you'd always put them in the rear. However, at only a 1/32" difference, I'd insist on rotsting them.

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Michelin video of where should the deepest depth tires go.

https://youtu.be/oa9hzcjdi5Q

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jfkmk wrote:

97chevor wrote:

And as a tire wears down the tread depth doesn't wear as fast.
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Not sure what you mean by this. Tread depth is how you measure tread wear, no?

As an aside, if you were buying only two tires, you'd always put them in the rear. However, at only a 1/32" difference, I'd insist on rotsting them.


I mean for tires to last longer. The intervals between rotations should become longer as the tire looses tread depth. Because the tire doesn't not loose depth as fast as it did when new.

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jfkmk wrote:

97chevor wrote:

And as a tire wears down the tread depth doesn't wear as fast.
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Not sure what you mean by this. Tread depth is how you measure tread wear, no?

As an aside, if you were buying only two tires, you'd always put them in the rear. However, at only a 1/32" difference, I'd insist on rotsting them.


97chevor is saying that the wear rate isn't linear.


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97chevor wrote:

jfkmk wrote:

97chevor wrote:

And as a tire wears down the tread depth doesn't wear as fast.
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Not sure what you mean by this. Tread depth is how you measure tread wear, no?

As an aside, if you were buying only two tires, you'd always put them in the rear. However, at only a 1/32" difference, I'd insist on rotsting them.


I mean for tires to last longer. The intervals between rotations should become longer as the tire looses tread depth. Because the tire doesn't not loose depth as fast as it did when new.

Ah, gotcha! Thanks, I was certainly misreading what you posted.

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My question is why are the fronts wearing faster? Under inflation?


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