Home
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25

Thread: Front tyres - only 6k and done?!

  1. #1
    garethdj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    12
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Front tyres - only 6k and done?!

    Hi

    Just popped into the local garage this morning for a puncture repair on what I thought was a slow puncture on one tyre.

    Turns out both front tyres are wrecked and come away where the tread meets the side wall. Only just over 6k miles on the clock. Honda are telling me I can expect 4-7 from the OEM Conti's.

    Is this normal?

    Thanks

    Sent from my VOG-L29 using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Another_James's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    43
    Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts

    Default

    What’s the tread level like across the centre of the tyre? Whilst some people have indeed worn them out in that mileage they shouldn’t be falling apart like that. Maybe a tracking issue?

  3. #3
    VTECMattC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Cumbria
    Posts
    358
    Thanked 52 Times in 38 Posts

    Default

    You did well mine lasted around 3.5k but didn't break down as you described, how ever I drove straight from dealer with 3 miles on the clock to get my alignment checked. Brand new cars notoriously have their alignment out.

  4. #4
    garethdj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    12
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Yeah I think mine need the alignment looking at for sure. The wear isn't even!

    Sent from my VOG-L29 using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    dbluw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    12
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    About right for the Contis- Michelin PS4S last maybe 50% longer, improve the ride a bit and offer similar levels of grip

  6. #6
    Wilmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    East Sussex
    Posts
    637
    Thanked 116 Times in 105 Posts

    Default

    Maybe that's the price for 300+ BHP straight though the front wheels?
    Wilmo
    FN2 CTR GT & 1.8 Si in Milano Red

  7. #7
    MattFK8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    In Beds
    Posts
    63
    Thanked 28 Times in 16 Posts

    Default

    Agree. I've never been 'hard' on tyres in any car (although i do 'enjoy' the Type R a lot!!) but at just over 5k I'm already looking to do the front-back swap on my Conti's.

    I have always had good experiences on Michelin tyres so looking to wear out all four and replace in one go. I will say, however, that the Conti's have really impressed me with dry grip though. Less so with getting the power down in the wet, but coming from an F80 M3 I'm used to having to modulate my right foot in the wet!! That thing kept you on your toes.

  8. #8
    dbluw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    12
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MattFK8 View Post
    Agree. I've never been 'hard' on tyres in any car (although i do 'enjoy' the Type R a lot!!) but at just over 5k I'm already looking to do the front-back swap on my Conti's.

    I have always had good experiences on Michelin tyres so looking to wear out all four and replace in one go. I will say, however, that the Conti's have really impressed me with dry grip though. Less so with getting the power down in the wet, but coming from an F80 M3 I'm used to having to modulate my right foot in the wet!! That thing kept you on your toes.
    Did exactly this -swapped and replaced all 4 Contis at the same time. PS4S is just as grippy, bit better in the wet, improve the ride a little and I reckon last at least 50% longer.

  9. #9
    dotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    43,542
    Thanked 7,349 Times in 3,962 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MattFK8 View Post
    Agree. I've never been 'hard' on tyres in any car (although i do 'enjoy' the Type R a lot!!) but at just over 5k I'm already looking to do the front-back swap on my Conti's.

    I have always had good experiences on Michelin tyres so looking to wear out all four and replace in one go. I will say, however, that the Conti's have really impressed me with dry grip though. Less so with getting the power down in the wet, but coming from an F80 M3 I'm used to having to modulate my right foot in the wet!! That thing kept you on your toes.
    Did you come from the f80 to an FK8 ?
    SGP FK8.

  10. #10
    Staffs Deltic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Stoke on Trent
    Posts
    421
    Thanked 198 Times in 138 Posts

    Default

    Unfortunately that tyre wear on the Conti’s is normal.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •