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incorrigible 04-16-2011 07:12 AM

Uneven rear tire wear common?
 
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Bought my 08 w 11k miles and during the wheel swap I noticed uneven rear tire wear - these tires are almost shot on the INSIDE. Is this common or were the wheels mis-aligned at the factory? Thanks in advance for anyones replies.

AFCNEAL 04-16-2011 08:23 AM

Run-Flats?

Yep - usual issues! Get rid, save 50% and more life in each tyre and better ride!

650 Ryder 04-16-2011 09:25 AM

I wouldn't call it normal. It's more of a tire pressure issue. I got great life out of my tires.......only changed the rears and that was around 35k if I remember correctly. Turned the car in at 39k..........Phil

JPEG23 04-16-2011 10:37 AM

It is normal but preventable. The camber on the 6ers needs to be adjusted to factory specs, quite often(6months-year) or you'll go through tires like water...just another preventive maintenance thing.


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Yorgi 04-16-2011 01:36 PM

I would get an alignment and also check the condition of the bushings in the rear suspension. When bushings start to wear you can bad toe-out during acceleration which will give you a narrow band of tire wear like in your pics.

marty123$ 11-27-2011 05:54 PM

Dealer says I need a $350 " dynamic balancing " ??????

richardp3 11-13-2012 11:05 AM

I know this is an old thread, but thought I would add: I've replaced my rear Bridgestone Potenza Run Flat's 3 times in the last 2 years, getting almost exactly 8,000 miles out of each set. Classic BMW in Dallas performed the alignment when the tires were changed. I took it to a non-BMW german service garage, and they said the camber was adjusted correctly, but the toe was drastically out and was causing the tires to wear one inch of the inside down to the threads while the rest of the tread remained. He corrected the toe and said he feels confident that he's fixed the tire wear problem. We're going to check it in 3,000 miles.
I called Classic BMW who told me that the factory setting for the toe is aggressive for good handling and that's the way they set it. I was told "Some M cars are having their tires replaced every 7,000 miles". Well, I suppose that's great for Classic BMW's tire sales. I made my tire wear concerns known, and they still set it to max tread wear. I'll try to come back and update whether the new alignment cures my tire wear problem.


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