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Old 10-26-13, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default Premature wear tire shoulder - Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

Hello all,

Took my car in for an oil change today and the tech guy told me my front tires shoulders are almost bald. I was very surprised as these tires are only less than 2.5 years old with less than 35k km. I took a look with him and to my surprise it looks pretty bad. The rears are fine with plenty of tread tho.

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Anyone else with these tires have the same issue ?
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Old 10-29-13, 07:11 PM   #2
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Looks like an alignment issue to me. When was the last time you had an alignment done?
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Old 10-29-13, 07:41 PM   #3
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average tire wear on those IS250's is 20k-40k miles depending on driving styles/habits and road conditions.

that vehicle new from the dealer comes with a warning sticker on the passenger rear window that says "due to the high performance nature of this vehicle tires may wear as early as 20,000 miles"
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I agree you have an alignment issue which has caused the irregular wear, tires don’t just wear on a one edge unless the vehicle is somehow causing them to. The chunking is also a very good indicator that the tire has been scuffing across the road, if you can image driving in a straight line but the tire would be pointed slightly outward in this case.
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Zig is most likely correct... Toe out would most likely be cause of that wear... That being said, some vehicles wear tires prematurely even if completely within spec...
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