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Old 1st March 2018, 09:10 PM
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Big Al,

How much difference are you seeing in wear between front and rear, as mine are all wearing very evenly, both back to front and left to right - and have done so on all 3 of my 8ís. I have always replaced in 4ís because they all needed it at the same time.

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Old 2nd March 2018, 08:18 PM
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Big Al,

How much difference are you seeing in wear between front and rear, as mine are all wearing very evenly, both back to front and left to right - and have done so on all 3 of my 8ís. I have always replaced in 4ís because they all needed it at the same time.

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Hi Mark, Seens thereís about 2mm difference, front to back but as Iíve only recently purchased the car I have no idea how the previous owner dealt with tyre rotation etc.
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Old 2nd March 2018, 08:44 PM
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Hi Mark, Seens thereís about 2mm difference, front to back but as Iíve only recently purchased the car I have no idea how the previous owner dealt with tyre rotation etc.
This seems in line with the wear Iíve had on my D3.
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I can't honestly comment on this becasuse some nasty *******s keep dropping screws on the road that I manage to collect with my front tyres.
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Old 3rd March 2018, 05:38 PM
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Big Al,

How much difference are you seeing in wear between front and rear, as mine are all wearing very evenly, both back to front and left to right - and have done so on all 3 of my 8ís. I have always replaced in 4ís because they all needed it at the same time.

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It's dependant on driving style. For me front wears 2x as fast as rear, if rear tyres go from 8 to 6mm fronts are down to 4mm. If you swap them round at this point they will be the same again at 2mm ready to replace. Front does most of the braking and steering so it depends a lot on how hard are you braking and steering, if you drive gingerly the difference will be lower or even unnoticeable.

I have also noticed that all my cars wear left side(specially front) tyre faster than right side, I put it down to going round the roundabouts near the limit of grip putting more load on left side.
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Old 3rd March 2018, 05:41 PM
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It's dependant on driving style.
I guess it is, mine wear remarkably evenly, but the mileage is mostly long journeys using cruise control with a boot full of luggage, so not much hard cornering as "the management" get critical...
(Local journeys, of which there are plenty, are short and slow.)
But I also swap tyres twice a year (summer/winter) and my tyre man always advises which should go front/rear left/right to even out wear. I don't keep track myself, just leave it to him.
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Yes, forgot to mention driving conditions as well, long steady motorway journeys will have more even wear, I mostly do local short runs with a lot more braking and steering than motorways.
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Old 3rd March 2018, 07:02 PM
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Pretty much all my mileage is motorway and dual carriage way c. 90%. My tyre wear has been even across 8ís and 3 tyre brands, so I must be driving like Miss Daisy!
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