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Failed inspection. Inside tread on rear Extreme Contact DWS06 Continentals is running 2/32 (closer to 1.5/32) L and 3/32 R. Warranty doesn't cover uneven tread wear. I have the Firestone

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Old 12-30-2020, 05:17 PM   #5146 (permalink)
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Failed inspection. Inside tread on rear Extreme Contact DWS06 Continentals is running 2/32 (closer to 1.5/32) L and 3/32 R. Warranty doesn't cover uneven tread wear.

I have the Firestone alignment lifetime deal--they (should be) aligning it to factory spec every time I bring it in, and I've brought it in about 6 or 7 times since purchasing the rubber. I align the car 4 times or so per year because it is my DD, and the roads in Waco are treacherous so I want to make sure everything is running smoothly all the time. Certainly have received my money's worth on the lifetime alignment deal...but maybe that isn't the case anymore if its f****** up my suspension/treadwear.

Only had them for ~16,000mi.

I understand due to the negative camber nature of our vehicles, 16,000 miles (mostly highway) is enough to wear the inside tread. But I also see an issue with the LEFT REAR having lower inside tread than the RIGHT REAR. Even when they are both low on the inside, they don't match.

Here is my alignment report and treadwear report:





My plan of action right now is:

- Call TireRack and ask if the warranty is still available It isn't
- Bring the Z to the stealership and pay for a diagnostic to see if any suspension parts may be causing the issue (I am running all stock suspension except for a Hotckis Front Sway).
- If suspension is the issue, I stop there and take the hit; purchase new rubber and get the suspension parts fixed/replaced at Austin Z Clinic.
- If suspension is NOT the issue, then provide the stealership with the numbers from Firestone's alignment tool and ask them if Firestone is aligning to the correct spec.
- If Firestone isn't, b**** to customer service and demand that they cover the price of purchasing and installing new EC Continental DWS06 on the rears, and never bring them my business again.
- If Firestone is aligning correctly, then I am completely lost.

Any thoughts?
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Old 12-30-2020, 05:38 PM   #5147 (permalink)
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Your continental apparently has a 50K mile limited warranty according to the corporate website. the manufacturer might be able to replace it. I'm running the Extreme contact sports, and mine don't seem to wear fast enough so i can have an excuse to get new tires.

https://www.continentaltire.com/prod...535zr19-100y/?
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Thank you for the link, thats much appreciated. The digging continues.
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Your alignment is the issue. Make sure you set dead middle of spec for the toe both front and rear. It has to be perfect. Once you align on new tires, don't have it checked again
until it is time for new tires. Setting the alignment on used tires never works well.

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Drive harder... that should even out the wear across the tire
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DWS's don't wear out to nothing in 16k miles.

How many miles does your car have?

Sure the inspection guy wasn't fcuking with you?
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DWS's don't wear out to nothing in 16k miles.

How many miles does your car have?

Sure the inspection guy wasn't fcuking with you?
Honestly, that's what I thought for the first few hours after failing. But when I got down to take pictures of the tread and felt across it, the left rear tire was pretty much level on the inner part of the rubber. They measured 2/32 but I feel like thats generous. Pretty damn bald. The right rear is not as bad. Could be closer to 4/32 than 3, but I'm no pro--especially without a tread measure

I'm at 85,500 miles.

I put these tires on in 08/20 and have put ~16,000 on them since.

Think I may just be buying new rubber and following Spooler's advice (with a sprinkle of JAR's advice as well).
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Honestly, that's what I thought for the first few hours after failing. But when I got down to take pictures of the tread and felt across it, the left rear tire was pretty much level on the inner part of the rubber. They measured 2/32 but I feel like thats generous. Pretty damn bald. The right rear is not as bad. Could be closer to 4/32 than 3, but I'm no pro--especially without a tread measure

I'm at 85,500 miles.

I put these tires on in 08/20 and have put ~16,000 on them since.

Think I may just be buying new rubber and following Spooler's advice (with a sprinkle of JAR's advice as well).
My summer Contis would wear out around 8-10k. My alignment was spot-on.

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Your continental apparently has a 50K mile limited warranty according to the corporate website. the manufacturer might be able to replace it. I'm running the Extreme contact sports, and mine don't seem to wear fast enough so i can have an excuse to get new tires.

https://www.continentaltire.com/prod...535zr19-100y/?
I'm running my first set of those now. They do seem to be holding up rather well.
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Going to need pics when they are on!
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Was eyeing these the other day. My wallet can't afford it, but after I sit down and have a few chats with him, maybe I can convince him...

Going to need pics when they are on!

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