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Old 10-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
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Severe Cupping on Rear Tires

At 60K miles, the rear tires on my '11 Focus are severely cupped and ready for replacement. Ok, I didn't rotate them as I should have done. But I must say I'm disappointed that the factory tires, with factory balance, on a brand new car should start hopping.

Am I expecting too much?


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Old 10-05-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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You are disappointed that your car needs new tires after 60,000 miles, especially after not rotating them???

Yes, I think you are expecting too much.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:32 AM   #3
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At 60K miles, the rear tires on my '11 Focus are severely cupped and ready for replacement. Ok, I didn't rotate them as I should have done. But I must say I'm disappointed that the factory tires, with factory balance, on a brand new car should start hopping.

Am I expecting too much?
How about doing a alignment? Set your toe for front & rear. Whats up w/ no rotation?
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:57 AM   #4
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Over inflation?
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:17 PM   #5
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At 60,000, you probably need new shocks.......
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Definantly asking a lot after 60k. As emsvitil stated, you will need shocks..which are the likely culprit for cupping.
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How many miles do you feel your tires should last?

This is with out an alignment, tire balance or rotation and 60k miles driven, correct?
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The bad allignment could be just from hitting pot holes and things like that over the 60,000 miles i would recommend new tires and an allignment for sure
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I'm kinda shocked they went for 60k in the first place
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OP needs to understand that ALL FWD cars will wear rear tires out of round if they are left there, there is no heavy weight like RWD cars had to cancel out tire harmonics. The tires begin to get out of round and then begin to bounce, you rotate to stop that. Never seen a FWD car that didn't exhibit that trait.

I don't rotate, I simply buy tires in pairs only and new go on front and fronts go to back. By time backs are beginning to show out of round they are dead from heat cracking. Front tires pretty much wear round with all the weight they have on them. You can pull an experiment like I have a couple times. Don't rotate, run 4 tires like 1/2 rated miles and then switch fronts for backs. You will instantly pick up on how much rougher the backs run when put on front, in fact, it will make you quickly swap them back.
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