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Major tyre wear at the very inner part of inside shoulder

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by E class user, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. E class user

    E class user New Member

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    Hi, i have had a look at some of the threads on this but couldn’t see one that covered my exact problem (if there is one that I’ve missed, I’m sorry!).

    My e250 cdi amg (2012) estate goes through tyres incredibly quickly 5-6k miles). The wear is on the innermost part of the inner shoulder front and rear. This can be down to the canvass while the middle and outer tyres still look like they’ve got 4 and 5 mm of tread left respectively.
    I drive sedately and only cover around 7k/yr.

    I had the car put through a 4 wheel alignment a few months ago which has made seemingly no difference at all!

    Has anyone else experienced this? I’d hugely appreciate some advice on it from someone who has seen this problem before. It seems crazy that I’m throwing away tyres with so much tread, the car seems to run on around a 0.5 cm circumference if the innermost edge of the tyre. Surely this can’t be right?

    Thank you in advance :)
     
  2. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    Who did the 4 wheel alignment?
    Take it to Wheels in Motion in Buckinghamshire - not cheap but you absolutely know it will be right and they'll be able to tell you why you're chewing tyres.
     
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    thanks for the recommendation. I live in Wales so that’s a bit of a stretch, but I’ll look again for a good place to try. The company I used was in Newport and came recommended, but tbh there has been no difference since seeing them!
     
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    Are you regularly driving over speed bumps where you are?
     
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    In much of Wales, it's difficult to detect speed bumps, due to the normal nature of the roads!
     
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    WIM may be a long way but to be honest it would be worth because once done you will be set. My CLS had the same problem, visit to WIM, some new adjustment bolts and it has been perfect ever since. The time and cost of getting there is probably less than you are spending on tyres.
     
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    If you're the first owner, then you're probably talking around 50/55k miles total. Would that be correct?
    If so, and both front and rear tyres are affected, then it has to be down to wheel alignment.
    If your car is high mileage (ie. bought used, with previous drivers having clocked high miles)) then other factors might be involved.
     
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    Steve at Avantgarde Mercedes , Clevedon near Bristol has all the Hunter alignment stuff and access to the extra bolts that some MB’s require to get properly adjusted . Is he any closer
     
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    cars even in the same model range all get a unique set of geometry these days, they should go via chassis number to pick the correct settings,
    wear on inner edges is also a common wear pattern on modern cars,
    if you have the wrong size wheel and or tyres this could well be part of the fun
    as could suspension bush wear and tear
    and then old people seem to think 26 psi is OK, when modern cars and german's in particular set them up closer to 36psi

    you might even have some wrong suspension arms on the car, some like to improve the steering tweaking the camber... how old and what spec is the car? I'm guessing wrong wheels and tyres.... and then geometry

    I just saw its an AMG, tyre pressures and certain brands of tyres could be a big part, as could some idiot not picking AMG when he did the alignment (not helped when they now do real AMGs and others with AMG bumpers)
     
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