Date: 14 Oct 2003 19:07:17 GMT
From: Gary Fritz <>
Subject: Re: All-seasons on 9-5 Aero; tire "cupping" in rear?

Gary Fritz <> wrote: > they exhibited what the dealer called "cupping." Each tread block > wore unevenly, higher at the front of the block than at the rear, > creating kind of a sawtooth-shaped profile. > ...wear is common on the *drive* wheels when you've been driving > really aggressively, but usually in the opposite direction -- more > wear on the front of the tread blocks. I'm an idiot. The "front" of the tread blocks was when I was checking them on the TOP of the tire -- so of course that would correspond to the BACK of the block on the ground. So the front of the tread blocks had more wear. Why this happened on a non-driven wheel is a mystery to me. No comments on using the 17" all-season tires? Gary

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