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D5 new tyre time.

Post by D3orbust » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:50 pm

Just had an advisory on the front tyres, they lasted 5 years so no problem with that and the ps4’s have been ordered.

My rears are down to 3mm again this is with 5 years use.

The question is should I also order in a set of rears or just leave it for a while as there is still quite a bit of tread left?
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Re: D5 new tyre time.

Post by Metrics » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:04 pm

What I've found over the years is these very low profile tyres are sensitive to correct balancing and geo, so if these are slightly out the tyre wears unevenly and it creates wobbles and vibrations. On an older tyre these factors start kicking in.

So if the tyres are wearing evenly, no odd vibrations etc and are in good condition, I'd wait given they have a bit of life left. If you are getting some odd wear might be worth biting the bullet and having a new set fitted all round and then getting a proper geo done.
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Re: D5 new tyre time.

Post by Yad3100 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:40 pm

D3orbust wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:50 pm
The question is should I also order in a set of rears or just leave it for a while as there is still quite a bit of tread left?
It depends where you are and your background.

As a Scot living in Yorkshire I want everything out of parts, the rears would be left until they are on the wear markers. I also do the same with pads, the friction material needs to be like an after eight before they get changed.

The only time I’ve changed an entire set is to get rid of run flats, which you can’t mix with normal tyres. As long as the tyres are the same side to side on the axle then you’ll be ok.
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Re: D5 new tyre time.

Post by D3orbust » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:03 pm

Thanks all
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