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Old 05-03-2014, 06:42 AM   #1
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Rear tires wearing out quickly

I've put about 8,000 miles on my rear tires since installing them last August. i don't drive aggressive or do burnouts. My front tires have about 15,000 miles on them and there is still factory 'paint' inside the treads.

Both rear tires are wearing out evenly and the wear is consistent across the tires individually.

Why are my rear tires wearing out so fast?
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Are the tires made by the same manufacturer and the same model or series.

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Different brands have different tread life
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Are you running a staggered setup?
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Rear tires wearing out quickly

Yes, same brand front and rear. Yes, slightly staggard. The rear is a 275; front is 255 and has 7,000 more miles. They are Nexxan N3000 xxx/40/17.
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Rear needs alignment. Jk lol.
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More info such as brands of tires out back, sizes, SRA or IRS etc... I'm assuming SRA but you can never be 100%.
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The brand and sizes are in post #5. Of course, this is SRA, no mod here. Thanks.
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Gah, didn't see. Never heard of Nexxen. What width rims are they on? You checking your tire pressure weekly? Dunno, you might have just got a bad set or you are doing burnouts and just aren't telling us lol.
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It's bc the car is rear wheel drive. They're wearing faster bc they're always the ones that turn first. And they are the ones that turn when the car is taking off.. All the pressure is on the rear.
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Scotty: ha. No burnouts period. Air pressure stays constant at 38. The rear wheels are 10.5". The fronts may be 9"; not sure. Again, I still have factory paint inside the treads on the front tires.

Doe: What?? The weight balance is about 50:50 in the Mustang due to the SRA so I'm not sure why power to the rear wheels would cause such a drastic tire wear in the rear tires. All wheels turn at the same speed (except during turns or burnouts, skids, and peel outs which this old man doesn't do).

I think I simply got tires from a 'bad' lot for which I doubt I'll get any credit from Nexen. I love the tires even in the winter and the rain. But, dang, I might get 2,000 more miles from the new rear tires?.?

I'm wondering if a 275/60/17 tire would fit without rolling the fenders. They have a 30" diameter. A 60,000 mile tire would probably last "forever"on this light car and would give a little staggered look. Thoughts anyone??
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He is reffering to when u accelerate, the weight (which u r right is closer to 50-50 at rest) transfers aft and puts more weight on the rears than the fronts. Plausable.
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Scott, I have Nexxen tires on my Staggered setup also, and absolutely No Issues or Problems at all. I have done an (occasional) burnout, but not often at all. And have not had any problems or anything. I like the Brand a lot and will get the same Brand when I replace them. I don't do Burnouts often because, replacing tires is Expensive as Hell.
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Scotty: ha. No burnouts period. Air pressure stays constant at 38. The rear wheels are 10.5". The fronts may be 9"; not sure. Again, I still have factory paint inside the treads on the front tires.

Doe: What?? The weight balance is about 50:50 in the Mustang due to the SRA so I'm not sure why power to the rear wheels would cause such a drastic tire wear in the rear tires. All wheels turn at the same speed (except during turns or burnouts, skids, and peel outs which this old man doesn't do).

I think I simply got tires from a 'bad' lot for which I doubt I'll get any credit from Nexen. I love the tires even in the winter and the rain. But, dang, I might get 2,000 more miles from the new rear tires?.?

I'm wondering if a 275/60/17 tire would fit without rolling the fenders. They have a 30" diameter. A 60,000 mile tire would probably last "forever"on this light car and would give a little staggered look. Thoughts anyone??
First off a 30" tire won't fit on your car without lifting it.

Second, you need to put a tire that actually fits the rim to expect maximum mileage. Why spend money on wheels just to be cheap on tires?

By the way your front and rear tires are turning at different speeds. This coupled with a rwd vehicle is causing the cheap tires to break down quicker.



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Rear tires wearing out quickly

Kato. How many miles do your tires last? What tire sizes is your setup? Thanks.
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I can't imagine those tires are much cheaper than my BFGs at $130 up front per tire and $170 per tire out back. Or just get Sumis for like $110 per tire on all corners if you want something that lasts awhile and is cheap. They suck for traction though.

Also 275 is too small for a 10.5" rim.
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He is reffering to when u accelerate, the weight (which u r right is closer to 50-50 at rest) transfers aft and puts more weight on the rears than the fronts. Plausable.
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Yay I'm glad someone understood what I was saying. I couldn't explain it lol
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Scotty: Why is the 275 too small for the 10.5" rim? Would that cause excessive wear?

Follow up notes: (1) yes, the fronts turn faster because they are 255 vs the 275 on the rear. No other reason, right? (2) I figure the Nexen N3000 tire is either a cheap tire or a truly soft performance tire (Thus, wears fast. But, why are the rear 275's wearing out so much faster than the front 255's?).

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Miles, I don't remember, bought them back in 2011. But I can tell you they have outlived my wife's Dunlaps, bought both at the same time and hers are not Staggered. My Size is not the issue, but if you do not have the right sizes on your wheels/car, that can be a problem. Go bye a Professional Tire shop and ask a Pro about it.
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Scotty: Why is the 275 too small for the 10.5" rim? Would that cause excessive wear?

Follow up notes: (1) yes, the fronts turn faster because they are 255 vs the 275 on the rear. No other reason, right? (2) I figure the Nexen N3000 tire is either a cheap tire or a truly soft performance tire (Thus, wears fast. But, why are the rear 275's wearing out so much faster than the front 255's?).

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Jesus Christ u have 275 on a 10.5 rim!?
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Doe Rae mi may have a point. 275s on 10.5 Rear? My Rear tire on my 10" Rear is a 295/25.
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Nexen lists rim widths from 9.0 to 11.0" for this tire. So, per the Nexen website, my 10.5" rim should be fine; and almost ideal.
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38 psi is too much for the rear. Id be more in the 34 psi range.

Look on the sidewall of the tire for the treadwear rating. It should say Treadwear and then a three digit number. Its usually only printed on one side of the tire so you may have to look on both sides of the car if they are uni-directional tires.
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The UTQG is 340 AAA. It is a 35,000 mile warranted tire.
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Yeah. Those aren't going to wear very good.
I had a set of Falken's that were 340's and they were history after about 15k miles. No burnouts to speak of but they got used pretty hard at the autocross track.

Are they, at least, kind of grippy?
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I'd say quite grippy, but, I don't drive hard, accelerate fast, or corner aggressively. I've scored 22.4 mpg since I bought it January of last year with about 50% city driving. The car coasts 'forever' after changing two sticky brake calipers, also.

All that makes this rear tire wear out situation even more puzzling.
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Nexen lists rim widths from 9.0 to 11.0" for this tire. So, per the Nexen website, my 10.5" rim should be fine; and almost ideal.

Bro that's def not ideal lol. U are stretching that tire to the max. I run 275 on my 9 inch rim. I'm not saying that this is the reason for Ur tread wear bc I'm no expert. But what I do know is that 275 is toooo small. It's silly that they are even advising that. Especially for a 11" rim i mean wtf lol
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It sounds like you don't need a 300 tire. You could probably get 500's for your next set.

Again, you have too much air in the back tires.
The reason that you are noticing increased wear on the rear tires is:
1. Staggered. They aren't being rotated.
2. It is probably a softer compound tire than you are used to
3. And Doe Rae mi has been eluding to this... It's a rear wheel drive car, even though you are obviously (by mpg's) taking it easy most of the time, those two tires have to get the car moving each and every time.
4. Nexen tires.

It's a combination of those things. No real mystery.

I have a set of 275 R-comps mounted on some 9 inch Terminator rims and the tires fit the rims perfectly.
I'd like to see what those 275's look like on the 10.5 rim... Could you please post a picture when you get a chance?
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Here it is.

Driver side. Rear.

275/40/17 Nexen N3000 on a Wheel Replicas 17x10.5" Bullet rim.

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That tire is WAY too narrow for that rim.
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That tire is WAY too narrow for that rim.

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When I bought those 9 inch rims they had a set of 245/45/17's and that is almost exactly what they looked like.
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Not all brands are created equal. A Nitto 275 is more like a "normal" 255. A BFG 275 is more like a "normal" 295. You'd have to pull the actual section and tread width off the Nexxen site and see what it says. Also realize that the width of the rim is not 10.5" its more like 12 or 13" because width is measured from the inner lip to inner lip not from edge to edge. Most 275s are in the 10" range, my BFGs are closer to 11" but still were too thin for a 10.5" rim. My 275s DO fit great on a 10" wide rim tho.
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Ok. So, the poor tread life could be due to a few problem areas such as narrow tire width (275) on a 10.5" rim, not rotating tires due to staggered arrangement (255 up front), poor tire selection (Nexen N3000 with a tread rating of 340AAA), and possibly too much air in the rear tires (38psi).

Anyone have some recommendations? I'd like something taller than a 40, but, am interested in hearing anything.

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Ok. So, the poor tread life could be due to a few problem areas such as narrow tire width (275) on a 10.5" rim, not rotating tires due to staggered arrangement (255 up front), poor tire selection (Nexen N3000 with a tread rating of 340AAA), and possibly too much air in the rear tires (38psi).

Anyone have some recommendations? I'd like something taller than a 40, but, am interested in hearing anything.

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315/35/17 is the perfect tire for 10.5 inch. I'd recommend summitomo. I've had them for over a year and half daily driven and I still haven another year to go. Amazing tire for the price
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