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    2015 Sharan Tyre Wear and Recommendations

    Hi all,

    Hoping for some advice; have a 2015 Sharan SE 2.0 TDI DSG with the following tyre history (on 215/60 R16):

    Continental Conti Premium Contact 2 - 19500 miles
    Michelin Energy Saver Plus - 11400 miles
    Bridgestone Turanza 13000 miles.

    My local tyre supplier advised the non-OEM Continentals will not provide anything like 20k miles. Apparently a theory prevails that different compounds are used in the OEM tyres than those available through the tyre channel!!?

    Anyhow any recommendations for a good tyre that will last more than 13k miles?

    Thanks,
    T

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    I assume your talking front tyres.

    At 10K miles the Continentals on my Saran look good for at least another 10K. The theory re different compounds is nonsense, at least in my view anyway.

    Gra
    2017 Sharan SEL 2.0 TDI-CR, SCR 184 6spd DSG, Atlantic Blue, Palladium Grey Alcantara, Xenon headlights, electric rear doors, rear camera, folding mirrors, Dynaudio sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraUK View Post
    I assume your talking front tyres.

    At 10K miles the Continentals on my Saran look good for at least another 10K. The theory re different compounds is nonsense, at least in my view anyway.

    Gra
    Not front specifically, I rotate the tyres half way through their lifespan.

    Yeah maybe the theory re compounds is BS, dunno. Out of curiosity are your Contis the original tyres from new? Or subsequent set? If from new then would align with my wear experience of my original set for about 20k miles.

    Might just try another set of Continentals again.

    Thanks for reply.
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    On this platform I do not recommend rotating tyres, the rear suspension places very unusual loads on the tyres and they wear in a totally different way to the front. If you get rear tyre inner edge saw tooth wear, we fit Powerflex spring plate inner bushes and have the rear camber set to the high side of its positive tolerance and make sure the rear bump stops are not perished as this causes squat and excessive negative camber change which alters the toe. Nothing will last as long as Michelin, Uniroyal RS3 will give you better value and wet grip. Make sure you specify XL tyres even on top of the heavy MPV rating, they last longer and are significantly better on fuel consumption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyD View Post
    Not front specifically, I rotate the tyres half way through their lifespan.

    Yeah maybe the theory re compounds is BS, dunno. Out of curiosity are your Contis the original tyres from new? Or subsequent set? If from new then would align with my wear experience of my original set for about 20k miles.

    Might just try another set of Continentals again.


    Thanks for reply.
    They are the original tyres. Looking at them again today the tyres have hardly worn at all after 10k miles, so I would expect 25k, possibly more from the fronts. Backs are still like new. Your tyre ware seems excessive, especially the Michelins which in my experience outlast any other brand.

    Gra
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    On this platform I do not recommend rotating tyres, the rear suspension places very unusual loads on the tyres and they wear in a totally different way to the front. If you get rear tyre inner edge saw tooth wear, we fit Powerflex spring plate inner bushes and have the rear camber set to the high side of its positive tolerance and make sure the rear bump stops are not perished as this causes squat and excessive negative camber change which alters the toe. Nothing will last as long as Michelin, Uniroyal RS3 will give you better value and wet grip. Make sure you specify XL tyres even on top of the heavy MPV rating, they last longer and are significantly better on fuel consumption.
    Thanks for the XL advice - and yes I expected much more from the Michelins. Haven't experienced the inner wear on the rear tyres, they appear to wear evenly, but yes might be better to not rotate these. Will prices those Uniroyals.

    Quote Originally Posted by GraUK View Post
    They are the original tyres. Looking at them again today the tyres have hardly worn at all after 10k miles, so I would expect 25k, possibly more from the fronts. Backs are still like new. Your tyre ware seems excessive, especially the Michelins which in my experience outlast any other brand.
    Gra
    I had Michelins on my own car and the wear was very good. Expected much more from these. But yes it's excessive generally. Not sure if its the roads (poor surfaces) or the driving style of my other half - which to be fair is not particularly aggressive.
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