Rapid tyre wear on New Tigra!

Discussion in 'Tigra' started by Ken Walker, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. Ken Walker

    Ken Walker Guest

    Hi.
    I have a 2004 Tigra 1.4 with Dunlop SP Sport tyres fitted. After 6500 miles
    the tread wear is 3mm, ie. New tyre 7mm tread depth and current reading is
    4mm. I have complained to Vauxhall motors that at this rate I will have to
    replace the tyres at around 10,000 miles and that I feel this to be
    unacceptable. I am trying to collect as much info on the subject of so
    called 'Normal' tyre wear, that is not caused by incorrect tyre pressures or
    steering/suspension mis-alignment, preferable on the new Tigra or any other
    car using the same or similar type tyres. Would really appreciate any input
    at all. Thanks. Ken Walker, Derby. UK.
     
    Ken Walker, Dec 24, 2005
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  2. Hi Ken
    Firstly seasons greetings.
    You don't say how you drive the car!!?
    I have known a complete set of 4 tyres on a BLMC Mini (YOU KNOW - THE PROPER
    ONES (;<D) ) to be absolutely shot on a 200 mile road event.
    I recently (about 2 years ago) had an issue with tyre wear on my Vectra and
    found that by re tracking all 4 wheels the tyre wear improved tremendously.
    BUT a lot still depends on how you drive.
    Hope this helps a bit
    Regards
    Ono
     
    Ono Notuagain, Dec 24, 2005
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  3. Ken Walker

    R. Murphy Guest

    Around town cvareful driving I have never been able to make the front tyres
    on a fwd drive car last more than 12 - 13k
    I get abiut 40k now- caerfule driving for a motorway commute.
    what you do does make a huge difference - and the Tigra is something that
    perhaps you drive to enjoy a little more than my Astra/Cavalier?
     
    R. Murphy, Dec 25, 2005
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  4. Ken Walker

    Phil Morris Guest

    Agreed. 52 Corsa Sxi required new tyres at 11,500 on normal town
    driving.
     
    Phil Morris, Dec 28, 2005
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  5. Ken Walker

    Mr Me Guest

    What size rims are your wheel's, don't forget the smaller the rims, the
    quicker the tyres wear out as they have to go around more times e.g. 14"
    tyres will wear out quicker than 16" tyres.

    Rich
     
    Mr Me, Dec 28, 2005
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  6. Ken Walker

    Ken Walker Guest

    Hi everyone, Ken again.

    Thanks for your replies. In answer to some questions.
    "What type of driving does the car get?" - About 5 miles per day to work and
    back, almost straight run. One trip to Lands End from Derby, hols. Steady
    driver, no racey stuff, boring old fart that I am.

    "What size rims?" - The tyre size is 185-60R15-84H, I guess that means 15"
    rims.

    Thanks again for ths interest.
    Ken.
     
    Ken Walker, Dec 29, 2005
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