These have a very low treadwear rating - that is about all you get out of them. Pulled mine at 8000 and they were half gone (and I drive sanely) - numerous others have reported similar wear.Am I the first? I have 14,300 miles... A nail in one side-wall and the tread is just about down to the line... 15,000 miles and i'm already forced to spend 600 bucks
With soft summer only tires, I rotate mine every 3000 miles or so to keep things even.Odd thing is my rear tires wore out almost twice as fast as the front one's. They're finished. I still can't figure why. I've done about 8000 miles on them. Front tires are probably good for another few thousand.
Running on winters now and don't know what I'll replace them with.
I keep hearing the KDW's have rather soft sidewall - do you have experience to the contrary?Getting mine changed next week at just a few miles over 13k. I have already ordered a set of BFgoodrich g-Force KDW's in 225/45R18, they have just as good performance (even a little better in the wet) and have a 300 tread wear rating instead of the potenza's miserable 140. Oh, and they are $60 cheaper on tirerack. BTW, OEM tires just in a 225 size instead of 215 are on sale at tirerack right now.
They don't have them in stock size though.yoko es100's!
great value, solid wet/dry performance (for us in CA w/out winter concerns)
What did you replace them with?I whored my tires up to 18,000. They were slicks by the time I changed them out.
Nope.HELLO!!!Is anyone else looking at going to a 225/40/18?????
This size has more choices, generally costs less and I think should handle and fit better??
Is there something about this size I am overlooking????
Rotating tires is not just about moving the tires you destroyed through burnouts to the other end - rotate them regularly.Do the rear tires wear out faster than the front??? I figured that the tires would wear like a front-wheel drive car, I was assuming that the front wheels are delivering most of the power - is that correct? or should I expect the rears to go first?
I never used to rotate my tires on my old front-wheel drive, that way I would just replace the front tires instead of all four at once. I wasn't saving any money, just deferring the cost of all four tires at once.
I got a set of Michelin Pilot PS2's on my MS6 and have one brand new tire sitting in the basement. Since these are $250 each, I was hoping to just buy one and then replace the front tires.