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re: tyres on the 100
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: re: tyres on the 100
- From: Robert Phillips <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 1 Feb 1995 01:11:24 -0500 (EST)
- In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950131212159.25707Bfirstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-To: quattro
- Sender: quattro-owner
On Tue, 31 Jan 1995, Joff wrote:
> I finally washed the wheels on my car at the weekend. Then I noticed the
> tyres. It's a 100E 2.8 auto, so front wheel drive, not a quattro. In
> september 94 I fitted four new Pirellis at enormous expense. The fronts
> are now pretty bald, illegal, according to the tyre garage. I mean, I
> drive the thing exuberantly, but not wheel spinningly so: I've always
> believed in the subtle art of blowing the doors of lesser machinery, not
> screeching off at the lights. It is an auto, I know. After five months,
> should I be seeing this kind of wear, because the backs are brand new
> looking (yeah, I know there's no drive going to them, but still).
I had a pair of used wheels that were slightly bent, but you couldn't
feel it if they were on the back. On the front, they vibrated a little.
As a result, I didn't rotate the tires all summer. I wasted the fronts
by the time winter came and the backs still look good.
You just need to routinely rotate the tires and they will wear evenly.
The same for a rear wheel drive. It only takes a few minutes to do. The
uneven wear between the front and rear will just kinda sneak up on you.
One day I just realized the fronts were nearly bald. BTW, mine is FWD also.
--87 4000S, 1.8L
(80 saloon in Europe?)