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Balding tyres

Postby joiner12007 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:23 pm

Hi all,

I've got a 15 plate L3 H2 T350 trend fully racked out with 23k on the clock and running at around 3100kg most of the time.

I noticed a couple of weeks ago that the two rear tyres are as bald as a porn star on the fitst 30-35mm on the inner edge of the tyre.

The rest of the tyre is fine and fully treaded.

When I step back and look the wheels do seem to be leaning in, has anybody else encounteted this.

I've never had this problem before my old mk7 ran at the same weight and never wore tyres like this.

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Re: Balding tyres

Postby V184 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:04 pm

i would get the camber checked, perhaps the rear axles twisted ?
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Re: Balding tyres

Postby RECKLESS ROAD » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:41 pm

i seem to be having this issue with all 4 tyres, worse on the front,when my van went in for service I asked them to check the tracking , they said they did 4 wheel tracking and it was spot on, but my tyres are wearing so uneven,the front ones are only lasting 30,000 miles before they are dangerous but the inside of the tyres still have good tread, the back ones look polished on the outer edges , van is a l4 trend
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Re: Balding tyres

Postby Damien89 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:17 am

I have almost the same problem, the front passenger side tire is lasting only 15000 miles, it gets bald on the outside edge/corner quickly.
The problem is that the camber isn't adjustable. I have an L4 H3 18 seat minibus.
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Re: Balding tyres

Postby V184 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:13 pm

Damien89 wrote:I have almost the same problem, the front passenger side tire is lasting only 15000 miles, it gets bald on the outside edge/corner quickly.
The problem is that the camber isn't adjustable. I have an L4 H3 18 seat minibus.

Michelins sorted it on my Vito, plus run high pressures, stops the tyre tucking under,
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Re: Balding tyres

Postby jimmylad » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:08 am

15 reg H2L2 155 new shape, FWD on 57k - rear tyres original and look like they will do 80k - can't believe it really - must have 5 mm left easy - fronts changed at 37k - don't carry a lot of weight either
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Re: Balding tyres

Postby hectors-tranny » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:20 am

16 reg L3H3 FWD 155. 15k miles. Rears as new - fronts trashed.

Did speak to my stealer about it. Guess what? "Tires not waranteed mate." :-/
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Re: Balding tyres

Postby Damien89 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:50 pm

hectors-tranny wrote:16 reg L3H3 FWD 155. 15k miles. Rears as new - fronts trashed.

Did speak to my stealer about it. Guess what? "Tires not waranteed mate." :-/


Tires not warranted, tell him "ok, but can i have a front toe/camber checked? As i seem to have an issue with my steering" ;)
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Re: Balding tyres

Postby hectors-tranny » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:14 am

Damien89 wrote:
hectors-tranny wrote:16 reg L3H3 FWD 155. 15k miles. Rears as new - fronts trashed.

Did speak to my stealer about it. Guess what? "Tires not waranteed mate." :-/


Tires not warranted, tell him "ok, but can i have a front toe/camber checked? As i seem to have an issue with my steering" ;)


Would you believe I asked them that and they told me they could but not under warranty, as wheel alignment problems can be caused by e.g. hitting potholes/bumps! :x

So I went to another garage and got it checked, and they said it was OK.

Just got my fronts changed at 16k. I aksed the garage and they said they should have lasted 20-25k depending on driving.
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Re: Balding tyres

Postby ABA » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:10 pm

Damien89 wrote:I have almost the same problem, the front passenger side tire is lasting only 15000 miles, it gets bald on the outside edge/corner quickly.
The problem is that the camber isn't adjustable. I have an L4 H3 18 seat minibus.

15 thousand miles and your complaining !
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Re: Balding tyres

Postby Damien89 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:01 pm

ABA wrote:
Damien89 wrote:I have almost the same problem, the front passenger side tire is lasting only 15000 miles, it gets bald on the outside edge/corner quickly.
The problem is that the camber isn't adjustable. I have an L4 H3 18 seat minibus.

15 thousand miles and your complaining !


Why shouldn't i complain? On my dad's mk'7 the fronts last at least 40k miles and we both drive the same routes.
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Re: Balding tyres

Postby Mike » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:22 pm

Damien89 wrote:
Why shouldn't i complain? On my dad's mk'7 the fronts last at least 40k miles and we both drive the same routes.

Yeah my dad drives like a girl too...
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Re: Balding tyres

Postby bambi mk 1 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:57 pm

Mike wrote:
Damien89 wrote:
Why shouldn't i complain? On my dad's mk'7 the fronts last at least 40k miles and we both drive the same routes.

Yeah my dad drives like a girl too...

Like this type of girl :?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb4DILvSG9o
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