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Old 07-16-2013, 05:45 AM
fumes323 fumes323 is offline
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Exclamation Adaptive drive is killing my rear tyres!

With 80.000km (50,000miles) my F11 gave me a right rear low pressure. The tyre, GoodYear 245/40/19 RFT (50.000km/30,000miles), was worn between the sidewall and the tire thread like someone took a file and filed off rubber on a 45 degree angle. Steel wire was showing and the tire thread had come lose on multiple spots (6-8 inches/spot). The left rear had the same damage and was about to blow out aswell! The damage on both tyres is on the inside/carside. "Specialists" came up with explanations like low pressure and incorrect camber; Low pressure would give the same wear pattern on both sides of the tyre; Incorrect camber would not give less thread on the opposite side of the damage, like it is the case on both tyres. I would guess that Adaptive drive is steering the rear axle incorrectly (no fault codes).

Can anyone help me out? Thanks!
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:26 AM
Alan L. Alan L. is offline
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You do realize that 30/50,000 miles is A LOT to ask for any tire let alone the stock GY RFTs

Any tire would be bald by now so i'm sure it has nothing to do with your F11

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Old 07-16-2013, 08:56 AM
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The damage is on the side of the tyre, the car is (normally) not running on this part. Furthermore, the rear tyres my car is on currently are already showing damage after 350 miles.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:10 AM
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If the damage is only on one side of each tire, I would suspect poor alignment. If the damage was on both edges, I could see low pressure as a cause. On one side, I don't think pressure is the issue.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:26 AM
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The damage is on the side of the tyre, the car is (normally) not running on this part. Furthermore, the rear tyres my car is on currently are already showing damage after 350 miles.
after only 350 miles?? I really doubt that 350 miles is enough to damage a tire even if you were driving through the worst roads, with the worst camber, alignment, etc.
Talk to your tire manufacturer.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:23 PM
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Looks like that tyre is rubbing on something in the wheel arch. Are these the correct wheels and tyre size ? Have you driven the car with large amounts of gold bullion in the trunk ?

Adaptive drive doesn't "steer" the wheels anyway, does it ? That's "integral active steering" which is a separate option.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:23 PM
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Thanks for the reply, guys! This friday I have an alignment appointment. Not with a dealer by the way, don't trust those anymore.

@madhotm3: It's not really damage (yet), there's been 'rubbing', it's a dark stripe.

@morellomax: regrettably no gold. There would probably be noise with rubbing in the wheel arch. Thanks for correcting me on the option of integral active steering.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:11 PM
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Post an update after your alignment.
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