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    Strange tyre wear - any idea?

    got this strange wear on my OSF tyre. I've had the wheels aligned about 6 months ago but that hasn't really helped. I imagine pot holes or crap roads have maybe knocked the slignment out but wondering if it is someting else.
    I now need to get new fricken tyres as the fronts are badly worn.

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    9 times out of 10 its due to your tracking or unless the wheel is warped and is that the only side its wearing on like that?

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    Wear on both outer edges is usually a sign the tyre is under inflated... Put some Air in it.
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    The drivers side is worn too - out and in but the OSF is particularly bad on the inside. It's like a flat ridge has appeared that's slowing balding the inner wall.

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    Sure the pressure is good. Will check later.

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    A3's need high pressures. The amount varies from spec to spec, So check your sticker either inside the filler flap or on the drivers door end
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    Definitely looks like under-inflation. The tyres also look a bit stretched... might just be the angle?
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    under inflation. If theres a lot more on one side of the tyre than the other could also be a tracking issue.
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    I'm with most of the others on this, normally if the tyre is wearing down on each side its under inflated. Hopefully thats the case as its a nice easy fix

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