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Old 08-21-2010, 06:00 AM
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Mein Auto: 2012 ///M3 LMB/Black
Originally Posted by HerrK View Post
Rafale you must be turnin and burnin those rear shoes if you expect to wipe them at 10K.

My stones are the RE 050A RFT's on 19" 296's. My first almost 2K miles in Germany lots of curves and at least 750 miles sustained above 100mph. I was not pushing it in the corners as I was trying to avoid motion sickness of the Frau. I haven't even worn the tites (tire molding) off the inside edges of my rear tires yet. So far no sign of excessive rear camber related wear. I'm at an average of 10/32 F&R @ 2500 miles. At 9/32" available wear this projects out to 22.5K miles.

From the pics of Rolf-Dieter tires @ 18K km (~ 11K miles) aside from the abnormal/inside wear, the main portion of the tread seemed to be in good condition. Not knowing the tread depth I'd guess the rear tires would easily made it to 20K miles.

Rolf did/do you have any tread depth of your tires at removal? New is 11/32" or 8.7 mm for the RE 050A.
I will measure, calculate and then project the millage for change. I will get back to you. When I discovered the inside wear on both tires, I got in touch with my BMW service manager. He recommended to increase tire pressure in the back by 10% and I did that. The rear tire tread still looks fine. I now have 22,820 KM on the car (14,180 miles).

I'll get back to you and the thread depth

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