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Old 07-08-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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Edge wear = blowout?

I've done a few track days on my street alignment with my all season tires and here is the result. I've bumped up the tire pressure to the point of the car handling squirrely, but the tires continue to get chewed.

I plan on getting proper tires and a racing alignment for track days, but for the time being, I'm staying on this set-up (if it's safe to do so) as there is quite a bit of usable tread left.

Some people have advised me that this can cause a blowout, but I think they are being paranoid. I really have safety in mind, and if this is a cause for concern I am ready to replace these tires immediately.

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Old 07-08-2013, 05:07 PM   #2
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Go get new tires now.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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Go get new tires now.
No actually take the tires off the car, put them in your buddys truck and get them replaced, Those are NOT SAFE to drive on at all.
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geeeeeez... I'm no expert but I'd get those replaced ASAP. the cord is exposed in some places!

BTW I don't think it's a good idea to do track days on all seasons, especially budget ones like those Generals. I think one of the problems is that the sidewalls just aren't stiff enough (even with high tire pressure) and you're getting excessive tire rollover. another factor working against you might be the relatively narrow width... I see those are 205 series so the sidewalls would roll over fairly easily in a hard corner. and lastly the compound of all seasons isn't ideal for sustained hard driving on a track... I think when you push them hard and they get hot - the compound tends to chunk and fall off, leaving behind what you see here.

some meaty 225/45 max performance summer tires would do you well... think Advan AD08, Direzza ZII, RE-11...
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #5
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there is not usable tread left, time for some new rubber
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Thanks guys, guess I'm going tire shopping!

if I go with 225 40 R17, would I worry about any rubbing issues? I'm only lowered on H&R Sport.
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yeah if you have steel belts or chords exposed the tires junk..
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Your 'street' alignment is wrong also, has to be.
There's no reason you should cook the edge of a crappy tire that much. And the fact it rolls onto the sidewall strengthens this feeling of mine.

Even beating the crap out of my tall snow tires I can't eat the sidewall like that.

You're loosing way too much camber; going from negative static to well positive (-1* to +3* or something).
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Those tires are fine...for me to poop on!
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I have never seen such chewed up tires.
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