Thread: Tire Wear
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      02-26-2013, 11:26 PM   #15
GregW / Oregon

Drives: 2015 M4 Coupe, 2012 ML350
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Originally Posted by tbonem3 View Post
I have a 2012 E92 ZCP with about 7k miles and it's not my daily driver. Michelin PS2s.

Although i never tracked the car, I like to drive the car spiritually at times, especially put it in sport mode and take the corners pretty hard and spirited at times.

In the last two weeks, a couple of the corners that i usually used to take without any issues, I almost had a scare and the car started drifting a little. Lucky I had DSC on and was able to correct the situation without hitting anything, but scared the crap out of me.

Looking at the rear tires, I can feel the outside of the tires loosing thread life.

Does this mean I have to watch the thread life and I am probably due for a new set in the next 3k miles, and no more taking the corners hard?!
You drive "spiritually" - like it! It's my religion, too! Tread does not give tires grip, except in wet conditions. But tires do harden with age and heat cycling, so you need to be aware of how they are currently behaving and compensate.

Greg Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
2015 M4 Coupe - Silverstone/Sakhir/CF
2012 ML350