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Old 11 May 2012, 17:10   #11
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That cannot be right?! I'd go to another tyre shop with modern 4 wheel alignment gear, that actually know what they're doing, and get it checked again.

You'd expect to see wear on both shoulders with run flats were run under pressure. The outsides look unmarked.

Uneven wear to that degree is not only bloody costly, it's likely dangerous. Those tyres cannot be making full, effective contact with the road.

If had 4x4 that did that and a main dealer telling me that it was 'normal', she'd be gone about a week after the first tyre change.
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Just watched the vid sounds like that could be the problem
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Do you know the tyre history of the X5, I.e how many sets has it had to get to the current mileage?

I run an Audi business and in a previous life Volkswagen, we have had tyre wear issues with both Q7's and touaregs.....in fact I ran V10 touaregs for 4 years and never got any more than 10k out of a set!

Is your X5 a sport or an SE?
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Do you know the tyre history of the X5, I.e how many sets has it had to get to the current mileage?

I run an Audi business and in a previous life Volkswagen, we have had tyre wear issues with both Q7's and touaregs.....in fact I ran V10 touaregs for 4 years and never got any more than 10k out of a set!

Is your X5 a sport or an SE?
Yep its a 4.8Msport with active ride...

The tyres are original on 19 inch rims, so I dont consider the lifetime of the tyres soooo bad, just the severe pattern of wear all of a sudden was unexpected, and I just wanted to warn people that this isnt something they would expect .

Plus I drive like Mollers most of the time people keep reminding me to hit the gas now and again once the lights have changed .. its his age you know
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Bigmuz

Do you know the tyre history of the X5, I.e how many sets has it had to get to the current mileage?

I run an Audi business and in a previous life Volkswagen, we have had tyre wear issues with both Q7's and touaregs.....in fact I ran V10 touaregs for 4 years and never got any more than 10k out of a set!

Is your X5 a sport or an SE?
Blimey that's some going what's standard issue on the Q7 I was at a customers the other day and they have a Q7 with 11k on that's needs new on now , I've just put a set of Cooper Zeon 4xs on the D4 after 30k which will be similar in set up to the BMW and Audi.
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The tyres are original on 19 inch rims, so I dont consider the lifetime of the tyres soooo bad,
So what mileage had the tyres in the pics actually done?
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The E70 is just gone four and a bit, and has done 23500 miles,
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The Q7's with 21 inch wheels suffer the worst wear, the problem is that 4x4's with sport profile tyres all suffer...particularly on the edges as there is so much weight being transferred laterally and they are all seriously heavy cars!! Air suspension just compounds the problem!!!

I've seen wear like that before......4 wheel alignment is absolutely critical and it's important that it's done properly!

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Air suspension just compounds the problem!!!
Why's that? The air strut itself doesn't control the geometry, just the springing medium and the damping.
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The Q7's with 21 inch wheels suffer the worst wear, the problem is that 4x4's with sport profile tyres all suffer...particularly on the edges as there is so much weight being transferred laterally and they are all seriously heavy cars!! Air suspension just compounds the problem!!!

I've seen wear like that before......4 wheel alignment is absolutely critical and it's important that it's done properly!

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