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Old 05-03-2017, 05:35 PM   #1
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Car is an '06 STi running 285/30/R18 Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Just bought the tires brand new April 2nd of this year. Checked the tread on them today and the fronts have lost a TON of tread. When new Super Sports have 10/32" (0.3125") tread depth and just 30 days of use they are down to 0.19" and the rears are down to 0.28" of tread. The car is driven normally and was aligned 6 months ago. Running -1 degree of camber on both the front & back.

Any suggestions on what to do or what may be causing this?
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:38 PM   #2
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I know you just mentioned getting an alignment 6 months ago, but that's the likely culprit. Out of center toe will eat up your tires...
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:39 PM   #3
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do you have your alignment specs? what's your toe? it should be zero. that's often what kills tires...

edit: damn, second place is the first loser.

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Old 05-04-2017, 07:18 AM   #4
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1 minute separation. It is virtual tie ;-)

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Old 05-04-2017, 04:01 PM   #5
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Take pictures of the tread.

Is the wear even (if so, not likely alignment).

How many miles have you put on them?

Any autoxing, etc.?
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Old 05-04-2017, 04:03 PM   #6
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I know you just mentioned getting an alignment 6 months ago, but that's the likely culprit. Out of center toe will eat up your tires...
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do you have your alignment specs? what's your toe? it should be zero. that's often what kills tires...

edit: damn, second place is the first loser.
I'd think he'd mention if the wear was heavily on the shoulder though. Typical toe wear is not even across the tire, even with only a degree of camber.
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Old 05-04-2017, 04:04 PM   #7
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I looked for my alignment specs but cant find them anywhere. I have put ~800miles on the tires and the tread wear is even. No auto-xing just daily driving. Tire pressure is an even 35psi front and back.
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Old 05-04-2017, 05:52 PM   #8
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I would get another alignment.

Unless taking the car to the track you have to assume it is alignment.
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:42 PM   #9
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Depends if it's even across or worn in certain spots.

Certain spots = alignment issues. All over = your roads suck, driving too hard, etc.
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:47 PM   #10
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Pilot Super Sports are known to not last long.
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:56 PM   #11
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Pilot Super Sports are known to not last long.
They will last 20K no problem unless tracked. OP said 800 miles so he has an alignment issue unless he's drifting the car front and rear all day long; or he has a perception problem.

A pic would be appropriate.
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:59 PM   #12
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Pilot Super Sports are known to not last long.
IDk my specs, but im on my 3rd season and i have normal wear. So far they are lasting. I drive it daily, never tracked.
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