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mercedes ML uneven tyre wear

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Matt82, 8 Mar 2010.

  1. Matt82

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    they wear unevenly. shes been to a couple places and theyd said "theyre all like that". i know the normal answer is "four wheel alignment" to make them wear evenly but does anyone know on large 4x4s like that whether uneven tyre wear is just normal?

    ie bald shoulders on the front

    i would ask an MB board but i cant see them being too knowledgable, so let me know what you think
     
  2. [TW]Fox

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    You dont think a board dedicated to Mercedes would be knowledgeable on the tyre wear traits of a Mercedes?

    Seriously?
     
  3. DM

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    My car goes through front tyres in a horrible way on the inner shoulders, a lot of big heavy 4x4's do.

    I had it aligned several times on a Hunter machine, i have no worn suspension, now i just suck it up.
     
  4. Muncher

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    All uneven tyre wear can be avoided by adjusting the suspension geometry, not necessarily to the manufacturer's specification.
     
  5. TomO

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    depends on the manufacturer specs as said above. it seems my E55 estate has quite a bit of camber and the previous tyres wore badly on the inside edge.
     
  6. Sin_Chase

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    My geometry "promotes" more inside tyre wear.

    Corner harder :D
     
  7. Matt82

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    see i have 2.5* camber on the front of the golf which is a fair bit basically. i get no wear on the inner edges. its dodgy toe angles that kill the edges in my experience.
     
  8. monkey_boy

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    It's the same on my father-in-law's ML. Also, it's done 25k miles and could already do with a new set of tyres. The front's are affected by uneven wear the worst though.
     
  9. jamief

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    No, you're much better asking in a generic motoring forum, there is much more MB knowledge here.... :rolleyes:
     
  10. Matt82

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    have you had a look on the mercedes boards? absolutely useless
     
  11. IAmATeaf

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    Isn't 25k from a set of tyres good then? I'd be over the moon if I got so many miles out of my tyres :)
     
  12. Peerzy

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    I appear to have gone through a set of front tyres in about 14k on my car :eek:
     
  13. ethos

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    My last set of F1s lasted 6k on the front, count yourself lucky.
     
  14. Peerzy

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    I have a 1.4l Fiat though :rolleyes:
     
  15. fonzee

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    and? 14k is still a fair whack of mileage on any car these days, i rarely get that on my fez!