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VE SV6 Tyre Wear

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Jethrotracey, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. monaro327

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    i just got 39thou out of my sv6 stock tyres proably could of gone another 2-3thou but my missus drives the cars mostly.
     
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    Ok so i got another "alignment" done yesterday...

    Got ripped off again, this time got the before and after readout of the angles, but inspection tells me they have not adjusted if at all...

    The angles of camber were apparently right in between specs, only toe in was adjusted according to the read out..

    Anyway, for a rough check of camber, i got a straight edge of steel to cross from top - bottom of tyre.. I parked car on level cement.. Checked tyres with bubble level.. The left side was slightly negative camber, the drivers side was negative also but much worse..

    As I always thought the camber is far too negative so the figures are obviously false!

    For a rough check i believe this is adequate... Ringing them up tomoz and going to ask them to fix and refund bloody hell i just want an honest alignment!..

    Having my tyres worn down probably discourages them from doing it properly thinking ill never know.. bloody wheel no change alignments over it!
     
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    this may help you post #4
    VE wheel alignment specs - Australian LS1 and Holden Forums
     
  4. SPack

    SPack Wish it would rain......

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    45,000 km out of my potenzas with another 2,000 or so left on them. Changed early because I somehow cracked a rim. I put on a new set of CSA stinger rims and Hankook Ventus ME01. I left the rims 18" inch due to the sh!tty QLD roads....
     
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    I have always found the Potenza RE050As wear early if you don't keep a LOT of air in them because of the variable tread depth. The inner and outer blocks have less depth and appear to wear early. Run them at 40-43psi and I get decent life out of them
     
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    I got 40,000 out of my Yokohama S Drives but I think I reduced their life slightly by running 42psi because they were bald along the centre. My lead right foot might have also played a part ...
     
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    I got 55,000 out of the Yokohama S drives same story Worn in the center running 38PSI.
    Accept for the rear wearing the centre (Tyre pressure??)they did not scrub out on the front or rear.
    When i got the tyres changed they did a wheel alignment and told me it was out and they had adjusted.
    if it's not broke why fix it? i will be keeping a close eye on the wear.
     
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    55000 out of my Bridgestone re050a on my ssv. That's not taking it easy either. Rotated every 7500
     
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    Thats weird, wearing in the centre usually means overinflated but 38psi certainly isnt too high...
     
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    well steering of centre a bit going down the expresswayand wanted to go to the left.
    got home called the tyre place and told them i would be back the alignment was not right.
    Then looking at the car in the shed i thought i was imagining what i was seeing standing behind the car the drivers rear left was toed in.
    yep could see it with my eyes. that sort of explained the going to the left it was steering from the rear.
    Had to get rego check on my caravan this morning and showed the mechanic while i was there he looked and could not beleive what he was seeing.
    went back and they took it for a drive
    done another aligment took it for a drive.
    this the repeated 3 times.
    the manger told me to see how it goes and bring it back in a week if i am not happy.
    welll this will waste another 2 hrs of my day next week
    not trying to go to the left now but still does not seem right in the steering.
     
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    Take it to a proper wheel aligment place, not the "know it all" tyre places that know jack shite about VE's.
     
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    My SV6 had a slight 'veer left' tendency. Holden looked at it and adjusted something and it's been good ever since. I get the wheels aligned periodically. The latest Bridgestones have done 30,000km and look about half life. I don't drive it hard and much of the driving I've done has been on motorways. I check the pressures every time I fill her up.
     
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    Recommendations guys; to replace my OEM, 245x45/ R18 Bridgestone RE050A.
     
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    25,000 out of bridgestones they couldn't have rotated them my old man pulled 42,000 out a set of Bridgestone on a vr sv6 but they were rotated every 5,000 and aligned. But I work at beaurepairs ad see ve come in all the time. And I've only seen probs 2 that have pulled #### all out there tyres but I could do with the ur driving if heaps hard on the throttle and take corners heaps that do it aswell
     
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    RE050A or RE760

    Recommendations guys; to replace my OEM, 245x45/ R18 Bridgestone RE050A.

    I've been pretty happy with the original tyres, had the same ones on since May 2008.

    Was thinking of replacing them with Bridgestone Adrenalin Potenza RE760!

    Any comments?

    H
     
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    i found with the ute the oem bridgestones tram tracked like a mother ###ker, and the oem yohahamas on the wagon are noisy as with 12k on them so the next lot im getting is either
    2nd placed winner SP SPORT MAXX TT, Dunlop, Australia

    or 1st Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
     
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    i do 50K km per year so wheel alignement every 5K km is uneconomical and also only get arount 25K km out of the good BRIDGESTONE so the best value for money I have had lately are the KUHMO KU27 in 245/45/18 which I have so far got 45K km out of them and still going. seen them for $170 from tempe tyres at the moment but I paid $250 last time so I am going to buy them now and store them for a few months, first time in 5 years that a set has lasted a year or more. happy to go again.
     
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    Crikey! That's very good mileage.

    Cheers

    H
     
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    i got 61,000 out of my re050a's and was very happy with them all the way until i changed them, i got another set of them from the tyrerack.com from the states, delivered to my door for $1217.42, a lot cheaper than what i can get them here, and delivered in 6 days.
     
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    I got my re050a's in 245 40 19 for $265 each fitted, $1060 for four, from my local (not big chain) tyre shop
     

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