[Biturbos4] Re: Alignment
rrrrraudi at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 26 16:49:24 EDT 2005
They are Ecsta 711's.
Just the fronts are wearing funny.
Don't notice any squeals.
Yes, they were cheap. But since I just got the car and
it had 119,000 miles on it, I thought it might be best
to see how it treated tires. Besides, my 20-something
son has Kumho's on his golf and they seem to go
forever. The 320-A-A rating seems reasonable.
--- Keman <keman at interwolf.net> wrote:
> Are those Kumho Ecsta 712's? I had those once. Worst
> tire I've ever used,
> and one of the cheapest too. In addition to strange
> wear issues, they
> squealed like a stuck pig if you just drove next to
> a bend in the road. I
> kept wondering if they just needed to be broken in.
> They never 'broke in'
> and instead dissapointed me severly. Are they doing
> this only in the
> front, or at all four corners?
> - Keman
> On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, mike mcclurg wrote:
> > Here is the data on the tires:
> > Size: 225/45R17
> > Brand: Kumho
> > Style: 711
> > Speed Rating: H Rated (Up to 130 M.P.H.)
> > Type: High Performance
> > UTQG: 320 A A
> > Probably 80/20 highway to city. I don't use the
> > part of the accelerator very much and don't throw
> > into corners at all.
> > Mike
> > --- Keman <keman at interwolf.net> wrote:
> > > I've seen Pilot Sports do that on TT's. I always
> > > attributed it to lots of
> > > highway miles on a multi-compound tire. PS's do
> > > wear evenly on the
> > > highway, you have to throw them into the corners
> > > LOT to keep the edges
> > > wearing at a 'normal' rate. What kind of tires
> > > you running and what
> > > type of driving do you usually do?
> > >
> > > - Keman
> > >
> > > On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, mike mcclurg wrote:
> > >
> > > > Thanks, very informative.
> > > > Actually, cupping may have been a bad choice
> > > words
> > > > on my part. What is really happening is that
> > > edge
> > > > of each section of tread on the inside edge is
> > > wearing
> > > > unevenly. What you get is a raised edge next
> to a
> > > worn
> > > > edge all around the tire. So it kind of looks
> > > > little steps. You actually feel them with your
> > > hand,
> > > > more than see them. And then you feel them
> > > one
> > > > way and not the other. Kind of hard to
> > > >
> > > > --- FChapp at aol.com wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Although I no longer do alignments, and not
> > > newer
> > > > > Audis at all, tire
> > > > > cupping is due to one of three things:
> > > > > 1. balance
> > > > > 2. shocks
> > > > > 3 worn suspension components.
> > > > > inside tire wear is due to improper camber,
> > > > > (negative), or due to toe out.
> > > > > Alignment angles will not cause cupping,
> > > although,
> > > > > if you remove rubber
> > > > > unevenly due to misalignment, it will cause
> > > tire
> > > > > to become unbalanced.
> > > > >
> > > > >
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