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Posted by Paul from Palmyra, PA [Email] (more from Paul from Palmyra, PA) on Tue, 8 Sep 2020 16:46:35 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Tires, Doug W [Profile/Gallery] , Sat, 5 Sep 2020 19:07:40
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I have three wagons, 2000, 2091 and 2009 and I have never had a tire wear problem. I’ve had different tires and snow tires in the winter and they all wear evenly. The older two have Nivomat shocks in the rear with the heavier springs that go with that suspension, so there is no sagging even after 20 years. The 2009 is an Aero and has had both rear shocks and springs replaced by a previous owner with the correct Aero parts so I don’t know the reason for replacement but the height is normal at this time. My point is have you measured the ride height? There have been many posts over the years about tire wear problems in wagons and most seem to be related to sagging rear suspensions. I have seen many wagons at the Carlisle show that seem to be sagging an inch or two. By the way, I inflate the tires according to the inflation for a normal load on the door jamb. I doubt that more air pressure is the solution but it may ask the problem for a while, as long as it doesn’t cause other problems. You should be getting more miles out of those tires. Good luck.


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