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Old 11-05-07, 07:11 AM
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Tire Advice

I bought a whole set of BFG Traction TA tires in May 2006 from ETD tires. I did a whole wheel alignment at the same time. I have driven 30,000 miles with these tires since May 2006. I have done two tire rotations since. On my third, ETD said that my two back wheels are totally worn out and my front two are half worn out. I cannot believe in 30,000 miles I need new tires again. ETD said I should have done 3 more tire rotations and they feel there is a wheel alignment problem which is causing my tires to wear out faster. Does anybody agree with them? How often should I get my tires rotated?

As a result, all warranties are voided and ETD called BFG and BFG is offering me 50% off for new tires.

If I plan on keeping my car for another 3 years max which would be approx 60,000 miles more because I hope not to change jobs anytime soon, should I just get 2 tires or 4? I dont know what to do. I'm still upset my tires are already worn out in just 30,000 miles and have to spend more money on this.
 
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Old 11-05-07, 09:16 AM
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I think the manufactures' recomend rotation every 7,500miles. I rotate mine every 10k

Hard to say from here why your tires are worn. Bad alignment usually shows up as more wear on 1 side of the tire than the other. More frequent rotation also means more frequent tire inspection and a better chance of finding/fixing a problem before it gets worse.

IMO 50% off a new set a tires would be a good deal. It is ok to just replace 2 on either a front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicle. All wheel drive and 4x4 should have all 4 tires replaced at the same time.
 
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Old 11-05-07, 09:25 AM
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They mentioned that the two back (bad) ones were uneven on each side. I agree with your statement about More frequent rotation leads to more finding/fixing of other problems. I guess that's why I dont like getting annual health physicals.

If I only replace 2, do I still need to get the full wheel alignment? If this will be a annual expense since I drive 20,000 miles/per, why bother getting all 4?
 
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Old 11-05-07, 09:30 AM
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There are different spec for different vehicles - some require 4 wheel alignment others only 2. It doesn't really matter if you have new tires or used when you have it aligned.
 
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Old 11-05-07, 01:15 PM
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Does anyone have any opinions on the Uniroyal Tiger Paw AWP II tire? That is what they are recommending for me.
 
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