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Old 07-15-12, 11:44 AM   #16
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I had Dunlop Sports and now have Contintental DWS - so no.
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Old 07-15-12, 01:06 PM   #17
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Could be the tire is heaver. No summer tires? Generally A/S is heavier if I am correct.

The alignment can affect it as well.
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Old 07-15-12, 01:16 PM   #18
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No, I've been running A/S since I got it, I didnt want to deal with 2 separate sets in winter.

18 mpg is dysmal and pissing me off. I hope it gets fixed after the euro tire alignment.
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Old 07-15-12, 01:20 PM   #19
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You get better MPG and better stopping distance with dedicated tire sets.

Could you verify your exact tire model for your Dunlop and Continental?

I had a quick look of tires but wasn't sure exactly which ones and I made some quick assumptions which I think you have. I have a hunch that the DWS is a heavier tire than your previous based on the model I looked at because it does have a tire tread life rating, so there are some trade-offs.
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Dunlop Sport 5000 M and Continental ExtremeContact DWS(Ultra High Performance All-Season)
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Old 07-15-12, 02:10 PM   #21
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I see. The higher tread life rating would usually use a bit more MPG to get the better tread life. 300 to 500+ in comparison.
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Don't take this the wrong way, but you live in NJ and you want to use all-seasons for winter?!! Are you crazy? Yea, last winter was mild, but dedicated winter tires are the only way to go.
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Old 07-15-12, 03:34 PM   #23
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Last few winters have been pretty mild. :P
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Old 07-16-12, 06:03 AM   #24
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That's weird. It normally wears like that only on the fronts. Did you rotate your tires and have the rear tires at the front at any time?
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Old 07-16-12, 08:59 AM   #25
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Just spoke to euro tire - they said the alignment was good. Hmmmm.... Guess I'll have to keep a close eye and rotate religiously.
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Good with even out of spec? No way.... That's definitely does not sound rite.

I know I had another member go to the shop alignment shop I go to with their AWD + F-Sport shocks, and all is in spec.
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Could you get me that alignment sheet and I could send it over to them?
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Old 07-16-12, 12:18 PM   #28
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I'll ask, the member has not not been online in a while.
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You should check out this IS-F thread: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f...eo-inside.html

Basically it says the bushings are too soft so the front tires dynamically toe out when braking causing the inside tire wear.
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Old 07-27-12, 11:08 AM   #30
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alginment report may have not been consistent with final adjustments they have made after the report was printed.
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