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Whilst having the new exhaust system fitted, I noticed the inside of both front tyres were approaching the limits of the TWI's well before the more meaty bits in the centre.

Is this normal.... as I took it down the local Farmers centre to have it checked out (which gave me the time to get the 2 pipes looking spot on, with their tools
) and they said it was near enough spot on? They made a few tiny minor adjustments to the NS rear and OS front.
 

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Davie,I am no expert as I am only just on my second set of fronts...but mine wore evenly.

I changed them early but would probably have got 12-13000 out of the original fronts quite easily.

Hope this helps
 

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QUOTE(Jimmy @ 8 Dec 2009, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Davie,I am no expert as I am only just on my second set of fronts...but mine wore evenly.

I changed them early but would probably have got 12-13000 out of the original fronts quite easily.

Hope this helps


The cars now done 12,000, so both fronts are getting near enough a change, but the wear on the inside of each is very noticable.

My mate had an old Cossie and he said this did the same. If the all singing, dancing laser thingy at the garage said they were fine, what would be causing the excess wear? Is the camber set up like so from the production line?
 

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Are you running the original continental tyres on the front? mine were completly shot on the insides by about 10,000mls, since about 12,000mls i`ve had goodyear f1`s all round. the car as just had it`s 2nd service 22,000mls and the tyres checked all round and they now seem to be wearing very evenly across the front, 6.0 inside and 6.5 outsides on both fronts even the back have 7.0 on them, i was considering having it tracked at demon tweeks but the guys at the garage said "leave well alone it`s just about perfect" so may be this excessive wearing on the insides is down to the tyre construction and not the cars.

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QUOTE(sobpd1 @ 8 Dec 2009, 10:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Are you running the original continental tyres on the front? mine were completly shot on the insides by about 10,000mls, since about 12,000mls i`ve had goodyear f1`s all round. the car as just had it`s 2nd service 22,000mls and the tyres checked all round and they now seem to be wearing very evenly across the front, 6.0 inside and 6.5 outsides on both fronts even the back have 7.0 on them, i was considering having it tracked at demon tweeks but the guys at the garage said "leave well alone it`s just about perfect" so may be this excessive wearing on the insides is down to the tyre construction and not the cars.

shaun

Cheers Shaun, yep, they are the original Continentals so maybe its a tyre issue. Im going to go for a set of Avons on the front when these are shot, just under £100 a boot and the guys at Farmers say they are pretty good on the wear, well better than Continentals for a start.

How much you paying for the Goodyears? What are they like, more so in the wet as its Scotland here!
 

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I had a 2.0TDCI from nearly new. when the time came to change the fronts I was shocked by how badly worn the original Continentals were on the inside. I panicked a bit thinking there was something up with the car but the bloke at the garage told me he sees the same thing day in day out and practically every Focus he has in having their first tyres swapped was the same....
 

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QUOTE(xxbazzaxx @ 8 Dec 2009, 10:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Before my
I had a 2.0TDCI from nearly new. when the time came to change the fronts I was shocked by how badly worn the original Continentals were on the inside. I panicked a bit thinking there was something up with the car but the bloke at the garage told me he sees the same thing day in day out and practically every Focus he has in having their first tyres swapped was the same....

Cheers Baz, seems like the factory fitted Continentals are not compatible with the ST or any Focus then judging by that.

Why fit them in the first place? There must be large brown envelopes floating about Ford HQ and Continental.

Do Ford UK read this forum? Maybe its about time they do. No point building a decent car then fitting crappy rubber boot bits to it.
 

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Davie Davie Davie..... it is i, your favorite George Street Bouncer.... not seen you in Candy Bar for a while!!!!

when you driving by and showing your motor pal. what mods you done so far pal????
 

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QUOTE(willsneddon1 @ 22 Dec 2009, 09:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Davie Davie Davie..... it is i, your favorite George Street Bouncer.... not seen you in Candy Bar for a while!!!!

when you driving by and showing your motor pal. what mods you done so far pal????

I used to frequent the Candy Bar quite a bit,not been in for a few months though


Davie said he knew a doorman and was a bit of a regular there,I will need to try to get over again
 

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Have you changed the springs over? Because when i had my ibachs fitted it took them a while to settle and i got through a set of tyres on the front very quickly but after that it settled down and everything is fine again.
 

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Hitting the speed bumps a little bit quicker than you should increases inside tyre wear (the bumps that are just short of a car width). Especially if like me you need to go over 10 everytime you need to leave the estate.
 

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QUOTE(willsneddon1 @ 22 Dec 2009, 09:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Davie Davie Davie..... it is i, your favorite George Street Bouncer.... not seen you in Candy Bar for a while!!!!

when you driving by and showing your motor pal. what mods you done so far pal????

Theres a surprise, how you doing? Its been a while! Is that you just joined up?

Got myself a full DS exhaust system and a DS handset.....Im ready to take you on a a drag race up George Street now


Not been out in a while matey, weather has been
and got myself one these new fangled burdz in tow now.


Will catch up soon, in fact out this Saturday the 9th for my birthday so get the red carpet out and make sure its hoovered this time
 

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QUOTE(hjcrichard @ 1 Jan 2010, 08:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>




Not much chance of that......its quicker walking about the town now as the place is full of roadworks due to the tram system getting built!
 

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QUOTE(Dazza123 @ 1 Jan 2010, 06:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Have you changed the springs over? Because when i had my ibachs fitted it took them a while to settle and i got through a set of tyres on the front very quickly but after that it settled down and everything is fine again.

Nope mate, still standard springs fitted. Im getting a new set of fronts on pretty soon so see if that makes a difference
 
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