EM TuningBadger5
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    S4 Muzza's Avatar
    oww! my giant blue head!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Ayrshire
    Posts
    306

    Tire wear troubles!

    On the way home from work tonigh and had to pull over due to this....





    Inside inch of the tire was seriously worn! Should i be checking them for uneven wear more often? Probably. But i've had around 12k of trouble free motoring out of them, thought any major issues would have shown up before now! The tracking has been done on numerous occasions over the last 18 months, which leads me to believe its down to the camber?

    My question/query is, as far as i'm aware the rear camber isnt adjustable on these. So where do i go from here? The other side is weraing perfectly even accross the tire. Really dont want to fork out for adjustable tie bars when the car isnt even lowered!
    Audi S4 (B5) - JUST ARRIVED :D
    Audi S3 (8L) - GONE
    Audi A3 SE (8L) - GONE

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    superkarl's Avatar
    MAN OF STEEL

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool/Southport. N west
    Posts
    7,520
    if its not lowered, and is doing that to your tyres, you must have some sort of issue somewhere..

    is that front or rear?

  4. #3
    S4 Muzza's Avatar
    oww! my giant blue head!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Ayrshire
    Posts
    306
    nearside rear, suspension is completely standard. rear springs were replaced around 30k miles ago.

    i am running spacers, but dont think this could be the cause of such an issue??
    Audi S4 (B5) - JUST ARRIVED :D
    Audi S3 (8L) - GONE
    Audi A3 SE (8L) - GONE

  5. #4
    rhubarb4's Avatar
    Certified Jardo Slayer

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    1,715
    Looks like it may have had a bump sometime in its life if its that bad, could be damage to rear toe bars or the rear subframe.
    <img src=http://cdn.as-static.com/vb/images/smilies/scared2.gif border=0 alt= title=Scared2 class=inlineimg />
    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    i wear ladies underwear to work.

  6. #5
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,011
    have you had tracking done or proper 4 wheel alignment. i say proper as ive spoken to numerous places advertising 4 wheel alignment and they only match the front to the rear. where as you need all wheels checked and put in factory tolerences. theres a big difference between tracking and 4 wheel alignment!!!! secondly what tyres are you on?

  7. #6
    S4 Muzza's Avatar
    oww! my giant blue head!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Ayrshire
    Posts
    306
    thought it was 4 wheel alingnment, although it was vey cheap come to think of it... been reccommended a local guy who does 4 wheel alignment so gona stop by there some time this week.

    tyres are falken fk452's, not top of the range but not a budget by any means!
    Audi S4 (B5) - JUST ARRIVED :D
    Audi S3 (8L) - GONE
    Audi A3 SE (8L) - GONE

  8. #7
    Lewis583's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    870
    Is there any wear on the outer edge at all? I.E. Bald?
    2008 E92 BMW 335i M-sport
    1990 Golf GTi w/ a 20v heart BUILD THREAD
    Full VCDS

    2006 A3 2.0T quattro S-line R.I.P. You will be missed.

    ** Breaking - 8L 1997 Audi A3 1.8T. **

  9. #8
    liquids3's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    933
    Even though you can't adjust the camber on the rear on a standard s3,as said worth geting 4w alinement checked,because they will be able to adjust the rear toe on a standard s3.id say look's more like the rear toe is out,the wear is more progresive across that part of the tyre.if your rear axle bush's are worn would give enough movement in that one side (get them to check this)if the tyre is worn a little bit on the outside,obveously would indicate you have had a slow puncture,if so check tyre for nail's (or corroded wheel).
    always a reason worn bush's,incorect tyre pressure,toe adjustment ect,does'nt meen the car's been hit and somethinks bent,just best to work through the elimination lprogress.could even be when you had the new springs fitted a while back,the rear toe was never re adjusted.....

    Audi S3- 1.8T Quattro
    Liquid Yellow
    Audi R8 Rims

    Its never finished!

  10. #9
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,011
    falken 452s have been known to split and bulge like that. i got 4 new ones and within a few monts the rear two had badly bulged on the inside. just makesure that whoever does it can check and adjust the rear properly. anything less the 60 quid would sound suspicious. and some places want a lot more than that. you will get a print out showing all your geometry at the right place.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Uneven tire wear
    By awmw in forum Handling
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 8th October 2011, 14:00
  2. Tired of rock chips?
    By johnm in forum Other Brands & Models
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 2nd May 2003, 10:14
  3. TYRE WEAR - ONE TYRE ONLY -SEVERE!!
    By fraz in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10th April 2003, 09:18
  4. MOVED: TYRE WEAR - ONE TYRE ONLY -SEVERE!!
    By fraz in forum General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28th March 2003, 12:18
  5. Tranny Trouble ?
    By DavidT in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 7th January 2003, 22:01

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO