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Abarth Cars => Abarth Grande Punto => Topic started by: AustinR on February 17, 2010, 12:59:21 pm

Title: uneven wear on front tyres
Post by: AustinR on February 17, 2010, 12:59:21 pm
On my recent 1st year service it was discovered that the tread on the inner edges of my front P Zero Neros was worn down to about 3 millimetres and consequently both tyres would need replacing shorly. I had done 12,000 miles and the tread on the outer edge was about 5 millimetres. The dealer recommended that I get the tracking checked. Have just had 2 new tyres fitted at my local tyre dealer in Stafford, they've checked the tracking and they say it's spot on ! So why the uneven wear ?
Title: Re: uneven wear on front tyres
Post by: azbo87 on February 17, 2010, 01:21:40 pm
Did you check the pressure if the pressure is too high in the tyres this could have caused the uneven wear with more wear towards the middle.
Title: Re: uneven wear on front tyres
Post by: JKDesign80 on February 17, 2010, 01:35:59 pm
I was told exactly the same at my first service and that I should get the tracking checked.

Maybe the cars set up with a touch of negative camber on the front, this is the case on the Panda 100hp so could very well be the same.
Title: Re: uneven wear on front tyres
Post by: Trooper on February 17, 2010, 04:48:24 pm
This sounds all too familiar my last two Alfa's have suffered the same problem, both wearing pzero's both on 19's

My current Spider only lasted 4000 miles before needing new tyres which was unacceptable so i had a long battle with Alfa UK and then Alfa Italy who both said that this was normal wear and tear after many phone calls (at my expense) they agreed to pay for two new front tyres but would not admit there was a fault and they would not agree to have the tracking adjusted to +0 toe in (they are set up toe out)  :banghead:
so i said that if the next set only lasted 4000 miles i would be asking them to replace them again :) luckily this set has lasted 12000 mls which i think is reasonable for a soft compound, heavy car on 19's.

Id suggest that anyone who doesnt drive their car like they stole it and wants to prolong their front tyre life to get the tracking set at +0 toe out (or parallel) at  a good tyre place, If you do find the handling compromised you can always get it returned to factory settings  :thumb:
Title: Re: uneven wear on front tyres
Post by: JKDesign80 on February 17, 2010, 05:30:17 pm
I was told exactly the same at my first service and that I should get the tracking checked.

Maybe the cars set up with a touch of negative camber on the front, this is the case on the Panda 100hp so could very well be the same.

Noticed I was talking about the wrong Abarth! I suppose the point still stands.

Reckon our tyres take a hammering on UK roads though, no wonder they do not last many miles.
Title: Re: uneven wear on front tyres
Post by: chuckie4570 on February 17, 2010, 08:30:12 pm
I had my front tyres replaced at the 1st service and l'd only done 9000 miles >:(
got told by the bloke at Autoworld that cos they such low profile tyres they scrubbed quicker......think he thought l'd just fell out of the christmas tree!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: uneven wear on front tyres
Post by: olopboy on February 18, 2010, 03:51:53 pm
PZNs seem to disintergrate, never got more than 7.5k out of the 19's on the Alfa amazed to have got to 8k in the 500 with some tread left to go. Fingers crossed for 9.
Title: Re: uneven wear on front tyres
Post by: OPC on February 18, 2010, 05:16:12 pm
I think that this type of tyre wear is just due to a bit of negative camber and hard cornering. Nothing to worry about really.
Title: Re: uneven wear on front tyres
Post by: DraigFlag on February 18, 2010, 09:11:07 pm
It's hard to find a car that does wear tyres evenly. My first set lasted 3k, second set lasted 7k (Toyos) the back ones lasted 12k now i've just had x4 new P Zero Neros fitted and the tracking done so time will tell how they wear and how long they will last! I know the 500 is a different car, but at least the tyres are the same. BTW, the PZN's are VERY noisy don't you think?
Title: Re: uneven wear on front tyres
Post by: Trooper on February 18, 2010, 09:25:57 pm
My Pzero's are very noisey when cold once they warm up they do tend to be a lot quieter  :thumb: