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    How many miles do you get from your tyres?

    Road not track.....

    Posted because I'm amazed mine have lasted for 22,000 miles so far and I reckon they have another 5 or 6k before I replace them and they still won't be on the wear bars. They will probably cost 150 a corner but if they last that long it won't hurt too much.

    Then there is Rob. He bought a big set of wheels with knobbly tyres when his ranger was maybe 5,000 miles old and it's now done 42k. They look hardly used.

    Have tyre compounds changed dramatically or are we just driving a lot more carefully?
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    12k, Conti Sport Contact 5s, non-runflats on the 5.
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    Hoping for 6k out of the 911, without tracking it. Michelin PS4s.
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    Leons done 15k, they are all split so changing them soon.

    Bmw did about 15k on tyres which was decent and before that my vectra did around 20k.
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    I find this interesting I have Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue on the jaguar.

    The Rears lasted 32k miles and they weren't illegal I couldn't believe they lasted so long.
    Fronts 46k miles and they were only changes as the shoulders were shot from "going round roundabouts to fast" according to the fitter. Still had 3mm plus on them.
    Rear pads were changed at 46k to they were shot I blame this on the E-diff.

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    My 04 plate Clio is on its original rears...

    They've still got plenty of tread but they're cracking on the side walls, they are 14 years old now though!

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    My Cupra 290 went at 19,500 miles - plenty of life left in the rears... comfortably over 5mm from memory. The fronts were down to under 4mm from memory at 18,500 miles, but an egg on one of them was the premature end.

    That said, I really thought that the P Zeros has gone off and the pair of MPSS (lightly used, from Nick at MoT at Rockingham) increased front-end grip massively.

    P Zeros had done Goodwood, Thruxton and Rockingham twice. Maybe somewhere else too - I forget. Plus loads of motorway miles and the sort of fun that a bucket load of torque and 290 bhp gives to the fronts.

    330i arrived on Hankook Ventus V12s, well under 12 months and 1,000 miles old. Be interesting to see how they wear.
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    Approx 5k miles on the front of various Volvo T5s. What do I win?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    Approx 5k miles on the front of various Volvo T5s. What do I win?
    You win 2nd place in the "Largest appetite for Tyres" competition

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    Quote Originally Posted by dex View Post
    You win 2nd place in the "Largest appetite for Tyres" competition
    I had a feeling your rear tyres may wear even quicker!
    Too many cars...

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    I think I still have the original tyres for the Impreza.

    I just don't bother with checking how many miles the road car tyres have done these days. It seems that they just last 'ages' and I change them when they are at the wear indicators. I do find they under perform when they get low though, probably more down to rubber age than depth of tread.
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    31k and change on the i3 tyres (sure Halfords cycle section will have the size I need when they do need changing)

    Megane RS250 between 7-9k from the fronts
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    530D - 18k on fronts with 4mm left, Rears new on last month. On non run-flat Michelin Pilot Sports. Rears removed i had done 20k on, they were 100% dead on removal but must have done over 30k with previous owner as well.

    911 - 7k all around. Fronts are still like new, rears on 3-4mm. N Rated Michelin Pilot Sports.

    I only buy Michelin tyres now, always had great wear and grip so it makes buying time an easy choice.
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    I'm not really keeping tabs on mileage really due to spreading my driving over vehicles - simply too long to remember. But the PS4 tyres I bought for the Skoda and BMW are not showing much wear. The BMW has probably done 5-6k, Fabia about 3k including a wet trackday at Silverstone.

    The BMW is the first RWD I have owned so not sure if to expect even front to back wear due to rears now being driven. Used to FWD where usually go through 2 fronts sets at least before rears go.
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    The Disco now has 51k miles on it and the rears are original. The fronts I changed last year but they're wearing much quicker than the OEM Pirellis.



    Golf had 11k on it before I swapped onto the winter tyres and the fronts had considerably more wear then the rears. When I refitted the alloys I swapped front to rear to get a better gauge as to what's going on.
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    No idea , 15k ish maybe , they usually get changed when the inside rears wear so much they delaminate on the A1. RWD cars can get to **** in terms of uneven tyre wear.
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    Why even keep track of this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmer View Post
    Why even keep track of this?
    Because old men.

    About 15k on Goodyear Efficiency something tyres on the A2 before the carcasses broke up after 15 months of my wife smashing it up the gravel track every day

    It's now on Falkens, as a compromise of what I'm prepared to spend vs how aggressively she drives it.

    Van has a set of Michelin Lattitude Cross covers on it, which must have done at least 20k and have been exceptional.

    We ran Contis on the B5.5 for several sets, changing them at about 12-15k. I changed to Michelin because there was a deal on them and they lasted +20k and went out of shape before they wore out. I was extremely impressed with that after the Contis, which were dearer.

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    25k on MPSS on my m140. Driven hard but smoothly. Tyres are about done now though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmer View Post
    Why even keep track of this?
    I'm with you. we're surrounded by old men on here! I can do a set in a morning if the mood takes me. ;)
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    2016 Citroen Relay van Rears 62000 miles and not even half worn.
    Fronts do about 40,000!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz View Post
    I'm with you. we're surrounded by old men on here! I can do a set in a morning if the mood takes me. ;)
    Do you own anything capable of that these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich196 View Post
    Do you own anything capable of that these days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    I had a feeling your rear tyres may wear even quicker!
    The original rears (Pirelli Nero) lasted 15,000 miles - partly because the roads in Saudi have so little grip that you can't wear out the tyres (no friction = no wear)

    On the flip side - my record is a set of rear MP4S in 1k miles. That thousand miles was 320 quid in fuel and 500 in tyres....

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    Funny is I get lots more from my front tyres on the holden.

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