I had some pretty terrible shoulder wear (equal on the inside and outside) on Pilot Sport+ A/S's and (before learning about this forum) brought it to the dealership....they said it wasn't really out of alignment, but made it perfect for me. 3000 miles later it was still wearing horribly uneven. I thought that maybe because I was running standard tires, that by keeping them at the factory recommended psi I was running on the outside of the tires due to a weaker sidewall. I cranked up the psi to the 37-38 range to a) see if this would make a difference and b) get some extra life out of them since the center tread was almost new looking still. The wearing has definitely slowed since then but I'm going to end up needing new tires by the end of the summer.
The "new" specs from firestone were never posted here. Does anyone have access to them, or any numbers that are different than stock, other than the first ones posted back on pg.1? The stock setting seems to lean a little too heavily on the inside of the tire. Yeah, i love taking the car hard into entrance/exit ramps from time to time, but not every day and since 99% of my driving is in a straight line I'd rather have a set up optimized for straight line driving.
Just looking for more opinions on this matter since tires really aren't cheap and spending $1000 every 18,000 miles isn't going to be fun.
Silverws6ta: Are those original posted specs plus the PSI's you posted still working wonders for you?
Anyone else have a setup they think is good enough to share, and if so please let us know what tires you're running.
I use 28psi hot for rears and 32psi hot for fronts and my alignment specs I got from page one and I should get 2 years and about 25-28K out of my Hankooks. The wear is pretty even through out the tire.