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 Posted: Feb 5, 2021 09:00PM
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Good point about the tires sitting and getting hard over a period of time. The tires are wearing evenly even thought I have some front negative camber.  I can't find any other source for them other than Mini Mania.  Curious that they don't wear very well.  I remember back in the 60's when 6-8000 miles was normal for tire wear.  I'll need to replace them this spring I'm sure.

 Posted: Feb 5, 2021 10:34AM
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Yes that is my 72 Porsche I've had for 22 years and now has 248,000 miles.  It's called Aubergine.  Lot's of modifications, wheels suspension, weight and a twin plug 3.0L.  

My other toy is a unique 65 corvette roadster.  Probably a one only street modification.  It has a 57 Chrysler 392 Hemi with dual carter AFB's, a TREMEC 5spd transmission and a Chrysler solid rear axle with coil/over shocks and 4 link suspension.

I'm not into stock but like when I was a kid I like "sleepers".

 Posted: Feb 4, 2021 11:47AM
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Harden up and wear faster? I would think that would be the opposite. Hard tires wear slower, ie leave less on the road and offer less grip. Soft tires grip for days but wear much faster.

When was the last time you had your alignment done? Would be interesting to see if that has any effect on things. Years back I bought a set of Yoko AO48Rs for my 12" rims. I had the alignment done at a classic/exotic shop with a good rep. Drove the car for less than 2000k miles before noticing the fronts were wearing out. My fault for not looking I guess but the alignment was garbage.

Also, what color is your '72? My brother in-law has a '72T in an interesting shade of that can look purple, blue, or black depending on the light.

 Posted: Feb 4, 2021 10:07AM
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We'll I talked to a fellow at the Tire Rack and he came up with a possibly.  Since that tire doesn't move very fast they could sit in the warehouse for some years before being sold and may harden up and hence wear a little faster.  I'll check the build date and see what it says.

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Originally Posted by 1963SV3
Frankly I think anyone who can't get more than 10K out of a set of (road) tyres has the wrong tyres, a bad setup or is a maniac....

I'd be appalled if I had to buy new tyres very two years...

Cheers, Ian
but... but... aren't Minis made to be driven like that?

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 Posted: Feb 4, 2021 12:57AM
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Frankly I think anyone who can't get more than 10K out of a set of (road) tyres has the wrong tyres, a bad setup or is a maniac....

I'd be appalled if I had to buy new tyres very two years...

Cheers, Ian

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The fronts wear twice as fast as the rear.

I've never bothered rotating as all you do is use eight tyres in roughly the same time as six.

 Posted: Feb 2, 2021 11:35PM
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It's not easy to get 10K miles on any brand of mini tires.
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The Mini may have higher lbs/sq" on the front contact patch than the Porsche has on the rear. I don't know the rear corner weight for a '72 911 and don't know the 911 tire width. Add in the slip angle of the tire under power while turning and it may explain a lot of the difference in wear.

Kelley

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 Posted: Feb 2, 2021 10:31AM
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Doesn't make sense with a tread wear of 300 and a light car.  The tires are wearing evenly, even with some neg camber in the front.

 Posted: Feb 2, 2021 05:07AM
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It's hard to get 10K miles on any brand of mini tires. Fat or skinny.  Most people like 4 matching tires on their vehicles. Me I don't care, so I don't rotate my tires. I run the fronts down to the wear lines and then move them to the rear. I then watch the rears until I get the threads showing.

 Posted: Feb 1, 2021 06:19PM
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Maybe 4 years ago I bought some Yokohama A539 tires from our host.  170x50x13 on 7" rims. They were 300 treadwear.  Now 7000 miles later and maybe two autoxes the tread is down to 1/8".

I have Yokohama Advan 205x50x15, 180 tread wear on my 72 Porsche 911, and now have 12,000 miles and probably 8 track days and they also have a little better than 1/8" of tread left.

I have used the Yoko Advan on the porsche for, I think this is the third set and as hard as I use them, 180 tread wear, am pleased, BUT what's with the tires for the Mini???

I rotated the mini tires front to back a couple years ago, but both front and rear are at about 1/8".  

So I'm up to new tires what should I look for?????