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Old 03-20-2014, 07:43 PM
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Another tire issue... 2011 335xi M Sport - Seeking feedback

Had my 2011 335xi M Sport at the dealer for state inspection and oil change. My SA called and said that both my front tires were worn to the cords on the inside (photo attached). The car was purchased new and has 19,000 miles on it. Everything is bone stock as it was on delivery day. The rear tires show normal, even wear, its the fronts that were toast.

I had them replace the tires and do a front end alignment. I expected to see the camber out of spec but even before alignment, it was well within spec (alignment report also attached). So I am at a bit of a loss as to what to think now.

The car sees mostly highway driving (80%) and is not abused at all. Never been on a track or auto cross course. The tires are Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT, 225/40R18 88Y.

Anyone have a similar issue and/or know where I can turn next? I didn't expect to get 30,000 miles out of them but to be worn to the cords after 19K seems like something is wrong.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:05 PM
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I would expect more out of all seasons, I get about 19 on average with my summers. I'd keep an eye on the replacements. If you notice quick wear on them, I'd say something to the service manager.

I'm also partial to Michelins. I've never had bridgestones to comment on their reliability.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:25 PM
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:22 AM
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Have you googled for inside wear? I am a fan of Michelin as Bridgestones have never worn well for me but that is some abnormal wear.
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:47 AM
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Sounds like worn LCABs.

Or improperly set alignment.

Worn LCABs will make the wheels lean in during braking and lean out during acceleration. This may be the reason why you have inner tire wear

Front camber is not adjustable on these cars. Well you can cheat and adjust it. But toe is the only adjustment in front. Too much toe in or out can also cause inner tire wear

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