: Tire Wear..is it really that bad?



Silver SRT10 DON
09-08-05, 10:47 PM
I am new to the list, just picking up my V last month. I read a long term update in one of the mags and they stated replacing tires 3 times in 12K miles? I know they were probably driving hard, but just wondering what some of your experiences have been.

CVP33
09-08-05, 11:03 PM
4,000 miles per set? Yeah, that's about right. Now a number of folks will report "16,000 miles on the original runflats". Just try and duplicate that. It's more fun to replace them every 4,000.

Dreamin
09-08-05, 11:20 PM
10K here

StealthV
09-08-05, 11:48 PM
Now a number of folks will report "16,000 miles on the original runflats"

17,000 and still going...of course they look like drag radials now and were kind of fun at 70 mph today in the rain. :lildevil:

Dave's V
09-09-05, 12:45 AM
The magazine didn't rotate the tires at all. Not good when you are trying to put 400hp through the rear wheels.

azombie
09-09-05, 01:38 AM
i rotated one time at 4500 got 9K out of them

calicadi
09-09-05, 01:44 AM
5700 miles here and a full season SCCA autocrossing with two rotations. They look like they were attacked by a rabid badger or a rotary rasp. I may get another 1 or 2K out of them in normal street use.

rand49er
09-09-05, 06:42 AM
Comin' up on 10k here ... they still look good ... gonna rotate them this weekend.

David W. Bailey
09-09-05, 08:48 AM
9,500 miles on the original run-flats, thin on the back, but still usable.....

trukk
09-09-05, 10:36 AM
I got 15k out of mine. I wasn;t continuously lighting them up, but I certainlly didn't baby it either. I also do a lot of high speed commuting which is not a good thing for sticky tire life.

I think the thing that helped me the most, was rotating them at every oil change.

-Chris

ylwjacket
09-09-05, 11:00 AM
I got 8k miles, and had to replace them.

Vlightful
09-09-05, 11:39 AM
About 11,000 now with one rotation. Trying to make it thru the summer/fall . Will run snows and need to replace the F1's next spring.

blown65
09-09-05, 11:44 AM
im at nearly 10k miles. Maybe have 3k till they are totally bald, or 1k to the wear bars.

GASCARRACER
09-09-05, 01:20 PM
13,500 and still look good.

RobzBLKV
09-09-05, 01:29 PM
I am *hoping* for 10k. I would not drive them quickly in their current condition in the rain (at about 8200), but it never rains here for the most part unless it's December or January, so I am trying to hold out. I won't be buying these tires again. They are far too expensive for far too little life.

Harley Guy
09-09-05, 02:55 PM
Got about 10K and rotated them twice.

Dave's V
09-09-05, 03:10 PM
I have 12,500 on mine with one rotation and still have around 3/32 tread left. I just need them to last until my Avons arrive in 4-6 weeks.

BeagleBrains
09-09-05, 06:53 PM
Just hit 9000+ miles. Reviewing various tire choice threads. Plan to order soon. Probably in need at 10,000. Getting so we don't like to drive in the rain. Definately need to go to snow tires in a couple of months. :suspense:

ntechnic
09-10-05, 06:11 AM
A little over 2,000 miles and the rears are 40-50% worn. I don't do burn outs, not drag racer (OK, one Friday night at LACR so far, but I just clean the tires a second and avoid the water box) but I play in the canyons and desert roads a lot, and love a good drift.

My office is built into my house, so I have no commute. Probably 2/3 of my miles are play miles. I'll rotate them soon. I'm thinking with some care on inflation and rotation, maybe 7-8,000 miles.

I really like these tires. They're sticky, and they communicate wonderfully. I also like the run flat advantage. I was looking at other tires, but have decided that I'll just replace with the same.

Of course, having no commute, mileage isn't important to me, even at 8K per set that's 18 months for me. If I was racking up 15K a year, two sets every six months would get old.

NoSlackCadillac
09-10-05, 11:15 AM
12,500 miles. Rotated them last weekend. A couple of trips to autocross and multiple runs down the 1/4mi. At the current rate I should see 20k on them.

LS6-CTS-V
09-10-05, 12:01 PM
We all better find some other tires for this winter!:confused:

BowenCT
09-10-05, 12:07 PM
6700, one rotation, still look perfect. Will buy them again when it's time.

05StealthGray
09-10-05, 12:26 PM
Just rotated them for the first time at 6200 miles. From the looks of them they should go 12 to 15K. No burnouts but several hard shifts from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd. Several hard runs.

rand49er
09-10-05, 03:11 PM
Update to my post #8, above, ... just rotated the tires (9.5k), and the rears ARE noticeably worn compared to the fronts. There's only been a couple of burnouts and less than a half dozen hard 1-2 shifts. I figure without the aforementioned activities, I should get 25k or more based upon the condition of the fronts. :)