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Ok, so if I go to BeQiuk, they will tell me I need new tyres...

 

These are my fronts after 12,000 km. There's 2 different types of marker on them and it looks like I'm close to me.

 

Any thoughts? Apart from saying my  right foot is obviously too heavy...

 

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39 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

Look OK to me, or are you going racing in the wet.

 

lolo - well it is rainy season soon

 

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If you think they are wearing, go and get a full alignment check... Thomson Garage in Bangna have got some good equipment and speak english.

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1 hour ago, canthai55 said:

Those small bars in the tire grooves are wear indicators.

When they reach the level of the tire tread, it is replacement time.

They are, so it is.

 

Indeed, but after only 12,000 km?

 

Definitely time for new, and a full alignment check as suggested above but they don't look feathered or particularly uneven.

 

@pedro01 what's the vehicle?

 

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2 hours ago, Crossy said:

 

Indeed, but after only 12,000 km?

 

Definitely time for new, and a full alignment check as suggested above but they don't look feathered or particularly uneven.

 

@pedro01 what's the vehicle?

 

 

It's a C43 AMG 4Matic Coupe - bloody mouthful of a car name that. 

 

I would guess my foot is to blame rather than the alignment - but it'll be checked anyway.

 

Just came as a bit of a shocker seeing them that low after buying it in August 2020.

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3 minutes ago, pedro01 said:

It's a C43 AMG 4Matic Coupe - bloody mouthful of a car name that. 

 

Yeah, I was thinking more a Toyota Yaris 🙂

 

Heavy performance car and heavy right foot = tyres used rapidly.

I'll bet they're not cheap either 😞

 

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20 minutes ago, Crossy said:

 

Yeah, I was thinking more a Toyota Yaris 🙂

 

Heavy performance car and heavy right foot = tyres used rapidly.

I'll bet they're not cheap either 😞

 

 

Yes, I imagine they'll be pricey and not in stock.

 

Will have a few toes removed first, I think...

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1 hour ago, pedro01 said:

8700 Baht each, not too bad - although like most, it's a rare purchase to make.

 

Obviously not that rare...

 

Do you rotate them? 

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in the old days an escort xr3i, would have got through a set as quick, its a sports car so expect the tyre wear, a new set is called for very soon and a lump of wood under the gas pedal, that should make then last longer

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Funnily enough - went to the Londoner Pub waiting for the replacements and mentioned why I was there so early to the Thai Manager lass who has the same car.  She started grilling me as they have the same car but a year or so older & are getting through tyres just as quick.

 

"does your husband drive fast?" - yup

"does he pull away from the lights like it's Le Mans?" - yup

"does he appear to be enjoying it?" - yup

"can you afford the new tyres?" - at that she smiled, shook her head and walked off

 

Still not sure if hubby is getting a bollocking when she gets home or not. 

 

But at least I know it's not just me

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2 hours ago, steve187 said:

in the old days an escort xr3i, would have got through a set as quick, its a sports car so expect the tyre wear, a new set is called for very soon and a lump of wood under the gas pedal, that should make then last longer

 

This is new territory for me - I only got this car as the family outvoted me - I wanted a saloon.

 

Not that I am complaining - but it's a whole new world to me. I barely get through 1 set in the life of owning a car. Now it's going to be every 7 months. Jeez.

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On 4/2/2021 at 6:07 PM, Yellowtail said:

 

Do you rotate them? 

 

Worn at 12,000 km so what do you recommend, weekly?

 

What's the make of tires and their size (on the sidewall)? The C43 AMG 4Matic Coupe isn't exactly a Bugatti Veyron is it? Maybe these are being locally assembled by MB with rubbish tires?

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On 4/3/2021 at 10:52 PM, NanLaew said:

 

Worn at 12,000 km so what do you recommend, weekly?

 

What's the make of tires and their size (on the sidewall)? The C43 AMG 4Matic Coupe isn't exactly a Bugatti Veyron is it? Maybe these are being locally assembled by MB with rubbish tires?

 

Fronts 225/40 r19

Rears 255/35 r 19

 

Tyres are Continentals. Got Contis too as the replacement. I know <deleted> all about tyres though, I just stuck with the same brand.

 

Its 385hp, 0 to 100 in 4.1, its no ferrari but then Bangkok is no race track. Plus I drove to Samui and in the month there went our at 2am every night doing laps of the island. 

 

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Given how quickly the Continentals have worn on that car, I'm rather surprised you've bought the same make again. Personally, I'd have tried something different.

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8 hours ago, Lancashirelad said:

Given how quickly the Continentals have worn on that car, I'm rather surprised you've bought the same make again. Personally, I'd have tried something different.

 

Manufacturer's choice.

 

Can't blame them for my heavy foot.

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10 hours ago, pedro01 said:

 

Manufacturer's choice.

 

Can't blame them for my heavy foot.

You could have tried a different brand. Look at the michelin pilot sport 4s next time aroound. 

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28 minutes ago, DavisH said:

You could have tried a different brand. Look at the michelin pilot sport 4s next time aroound. 

 

I could. But I trust AMG to decide on the best tyres for the car. I have no reason to think they are sub-standard.

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34 minutes ago, pedro01 said:

 

I could. But I trust AMG to decide on the best tyres for the car. I have no reason to think they are sub-standard.

The rate that you go through them, I’de be inclined to put Maxxis. on, probably more fun to drive with them as well.

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2 hours ago, pedro01 said:

 

I could. But I trust AMG to decide on the best tyres for the car. I have no reason to think they are sub-standard.

They are contracted to use continentals.

Anyway, I asked someone in the auto industry here and he suggested likely causes:

-negative camber

-heavy driving 

-the torque transfer characterisitics of the car (it give a snap response) and this sacrifices the tires

-the continentals fitted to your car are known for moderate durability. 

 

So you may need to take it easier on the pedal to make your tires last longer:)

 

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25 minutes ago, DavisH said:

They are contracted to use continentals.

Anyway, I asked someone in the auto industry here and he suggested likely causes:

-negative camber

-heavy driving 

-the torque transfer characterisitics of the car (it give a snap response) and this sacrifices the tires

-the continentals fitted to your car are known for moderate durability. 

 

So you may need to take it easier on the pedal to make your tires last longer:)

 

 

I can confirm that driving has been hilariously heavy.

I can also confirm snap response, when I drop it down 2 gears and floor it.

 

I am thinking fun > tyre lifetime. So I am at one with buying them every 10 months.

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1 hour ago, VocalNeal said:

 

All wheel drive?

Engine to the wheels, I think. Just buckets of torque and a heavy foot. 

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1 hour ago, pedro01 said:

 

I can confirm that driving has been hilariously heavy.

I can also confirm snap response, when I drop it down 2 gears and floor it.

 

I am thinking fun > tyre lifetime. So I am at one with buying them every 10 months.

It was suggested to me to try bridgestone next time as they are more durable. You may get 20K kms out of them lol

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On 4/1/2021 at 8:01 PM, pedro01 said:

 

It's a C43 AMG 4Matic Coupe - bloody mouthful of a car name that. 

 

I would guess my foot is to blame rather than the alignment - but it'll be checked anyway.

 

Just came as a bit of a shocker seeing them that low after buying it in August 2020.

I no expert!  first from the looks of the tires it is time although only 12,000 reason it is anyone guess.  I wouldn't waste the money on full alignment on those tires although technology has changed old days your alignment off you would feel it on the steering wheel and certainly see the even wear on the tread.

 

Your driving a AMG?  Getting new tires what is the problem?🤑 Just because you can doesn't mean you should driving is a privilege it should be enjoyed it isn't a matter of life and death so if you know it is your foot? when you have the rims off take a look at your pads front and back with only 12,000  that might give you a good indication?

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Drive a high performance car and the tire wear will be accelerated.

No one buys an AMG and drives it like a Vios - altho' many buy a Vios and drive like it is an AMG !

12K is in the ballpark for wear - doubt any other brand will increase this.

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