View Full Version : rear tire wear issues

06-18-2009, 02:21 PM
I have a friend who has a B5 A4 1.8t Qtro. His car has a Tein Co's 19" wheels and has a problem with the rear tires wearing more than the fronts, greatly more. Has anyone else had this problem?

Thanks in advance!

06-18-2009, 03:29 PM
negative camber?

06-18-2009, 03:31 PM
possibly toe angle issues because of bad control arms/bushings.

06-18-2009, 03:33 PM
Get it aligned. Rear toe is very important.

Toe wears the tire more than camber does.
On a car with 19's, I would expect some additional wear, but not excessive. Rear tires should still last 30-50K unless it's tracked.

06-19-2009, 05:45 AM
Thanks guys. Actually the wear on the back tires are actually even across the tread, no camber issues....that is why i was scratching my head on this one... Almost like there is a ton of weight in the trunk, or been pulling a boat.

06-19-2009, 07:12 AM
Might be a good idea to look at the load range for the tire too. I doubt its the issue but worth a look.

06-19-2009, 07:19 AM
How are the front camber settings? I had a similar issue where my rears were worn flat and smooth and I was able to correct it by raising my car to put the front camber closer to spec and it eliminated the problem.

06-19-2009, 07:28 AM
Another thing just came to mind, when I had that issue I had recently replaced two out of four tires and I believe that this contributed to the issue as well. Extreme front camber and unevenly worn tires created a situation of unsymmetrical rolling diameters and therefore caused excessive wear.

06-19-2009, 07:35 AM
Idk about the diameter's due to wear causing anything. We have open differentials in the front and rear and even the center torsen diff does allow for uneven ratio's front and back to an extent so there should be plenty of play in the whole system to allow for that tiny difference in tire diameter.

06-19-2009, 08:15 AM
Thanks for all of the info! I will talk to my friend and let you know how the issue is coming along. Thanks again guys!