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Old 10-10-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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How long have your rear tires lasted you?

Trying to gauge here how I should expect my rear tires to wear in comparison to my front. It seems like my fronts are hardly wearing, while my rears are wearing more quickly.

I don't do burnouts or anything, and people have said it is normal for the rears to wear faster than the fronts on RWD cars.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:16 PM   #2
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it's not so much "RWD cars," it's the way BMW alignments are set up for ***** ******* and ********** under ************ and *********.

In a nutshell, it's normal.

I get 17-25k out of mine and that's with quite a bit of canyon time with a lot of tread life to spare.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:31 PM   #3
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This is pretty common on BMWs. Seen it on some of the associates cars, and they're in the same boat. Alignment checks out, driving hasn't been too aggressive, etc.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:10 PM   #4
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I am thinking my rears will be toast at 15-17k and they are wearing evenly.... I never burn the tires btw.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:06 PM   #5
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I probably get about 2 summers out of my rears. i run Hankook V12's the fronts will probably last a year or 2 longer than the rears. The tread-wear is 200 though
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:45 PM   #6
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How long have your rear tires lasted you?

Ran Pirelli tires in the rear for 25k with no drifting or burnouts but rough driving and had a blowout on the right side on an on-ramp. So I change the rears every 20k now, fronts are still good after about 30k miles but will be replaced soon.


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I've found it typical in a RWD car. They're providing the drive for the vehicle, and even have that little bit of sideways wear on corners, whereas the fronts just roll along, and turn in, etc. That, and some tires are going to be a lot more prone to wear just in their design. A high performance, softer tire is generally going to wear faster than a harder compound. I had some Khuma Ecsta SPTs on last summer, and burned through those like no tomorrow in a few months worth of driving, nothing heavy, just normal day to day. Switched to Hankook Nobles this year, All-seasons to also prep for winter, and the treadwear rating is a ton higher than the others, and I've barely noticed any wear front or rear in the 6 months they've been on.

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Thanks guys, good to know. These are about the numbers I'm getting with my tires as well.
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Most see about 50% wear on the rear tires vs the fronts if the tires are not able to be rotated.
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