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2nd Service, Rear tyre, inside excessive wear

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by giblets46, Apr 3, 2008.

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    [Apr 3, 2008]
    Hi all, just had my second service, 38k (1yr!), had a new stereo fitted, apparently a common fault ( kept sticking on playing a CD), nothing else major, except some deposits left on the inside of the rear windows frames.

    More worrying, the inside of the rear (passenger) tyre appears badly worn ( only one, as the other was replaced recently after a puncture), have read elsewhere , that this is common with some Mk5 Golfs (same chasis), which requires laser alignment or something. Does anyone know anything about this being a problem on the A3? It is covered under Warranty?
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    I wen to get a couple of fronts about a month ago (at 12,000 miles), and found the inner edges of my rears were absolutely bald. Much worse than any part of front tyres. Tyre fitter said he saw this a lot. Seems to be part of the course.
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    My S3 also has 12000 miles and the inner thread of both fronts is almost worn I will give them max of 2000 miles left. The outside 1/3 is OK.

    Rears are evenly worn... maybe a tiny bit more on the inside but nothing abnormal... But will recheck tomorrow!!

    Pedro
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    My A3 had exposed cores at 21,000 inside edge of both fronts, also uneven wear on OS rear.

    Audi Stafford did the laser alignment under warranty, would have cost £160.
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    Its because of the camber. You guys need some KW Adjustable Tie Bars to sort that out, they don't make any for my car. They do for the S3
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    [Apr 6, 2008]
    just checked mine and the rears are worn evenly... fron tires on the inside have more wear but it is in both tires the same....

    Pedro
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