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Coilover suspension effecting tyre wear?

_GRP_ Jul 7, 2014

  1. _GRP_

    _GRP_ A3 2.0TDI Sportback S-Line

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    Just wondering if coilover suspension can effect tyre wear?

    Just checked my tyres and looks like I'll be needing some new ones on the front soon after only 6 months use!
    They are Continental Conti Sport 5's on a Sportback 2Ltr Tdi, with a max 6k miles on them so really surprised they need changing already. When they were fitted I had a four wheel alignment, and I keep an eye on the tyre pressures so wondering why I need some already as I don't cosider myself to have a heavy right foot and 6 months wear seems terrible to me.

    Any ideas?
    George
     
  2. leegsi

    leegsi Active Member

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    Do you have a print out of what the car was set to when you had it 4 wheel aligned?
     
  3. _GRP_

    _GRP_ A3 2.0TDI Sportback S-Line

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    No print-out.
    Been to the tyre dealership today, and seem to indicate fast tyre wear is a common issue on Sportbacks.
     
  4. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Dealerships talk balls sometimes, there's no real difference between the two that would cause this.

    I'm on Conti Sport 5s and I think I've done about 10k so far, still plenty left.
     
  5. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Coilovers themselves won't affect tyre wear directly, a car that doesn't have the correct camber, toe etc will.
     
  6. nluk100

    nluk100 Active Member

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    If you've lowered the suspension the standard geometry settings won't be right. You really need to take it to an alignment specialist who understands what lowering a car does to the geometry.
     

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