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colorobo2002
06-11-2017, 11:19 AM
After searching for a while, I can't conclusively determine if the fronts or rears wear out more quickly. I've only put 10000 miles on my new to me car-2001 2.8 quattro. With 1 tire rotation, I can't really tell which wears out more quickly. When there is currently a noticeable different from front to back, so I'd like to get this in order quickly.

The car is not driven hard or in a lot of twisties. Anyone know for sure?

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Bordom
06-11-2017, 07:37 PM
Fronts wear more often due to having to steer the vehicle.

When's the last time you had an alignment?

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colorobo2002
06-11-2017, 11:44 PM
I got an alignment right after I got the car. It's simply that one end of the car wears more than the other.

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Bordom
06-12-2017, 07:51 AM
Can you post the alignment sheets?

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colorobo2002
06-12-2017, 09:15 AM
I can look for them but how would alignment affect the fronts evenly wearing more than the rears?

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colorobo2002
06-12-2017, 09:15 AM
...the rears are also evenly wearing.

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Bordom
06-12-2017, 04:41 PM
Poor tire choice then. Quattro likes to eat tires

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coolgraymemo
06-12-2017, 07:36 PM
Howdy fellow Sacramentan...

I don't know how long I've owned B5s for and I've never gotten unexpected tire wear. My Volcano Black B5/A4 was lowered and the tires lasted well over 30,000 miles. The front wheels were slightly cambered and the tires showed very little inside wear.

I would check alignment specs and suspension bits. Something is off.

colorobo2002
06-14-2017, 06:44 AM
Thanks for the help guys, so if the tires on a quattro were never rotated, they should in theory wear evenly?


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walky_talky20
06-14-2017, 08:55 AM
I would say the fronts wear a little more than the rears, just due to Audi's being nose-heavy. But it's nothing crazy. The front-to-rear wear difference is not as pronounced as, say...a '92 Camry for instance.

You should be rotating your tires once in a while. I actually just 'grade' them when I put them on for the season. Put the ones with more meat up front. Choose rotation direction based on how the tire is worn (meaning install it so it will wear in the opposite way that it is currently worn). You just run your hand over the tread and you can feel which way the tire is starting to chop. The tires are ready to be rotated when they are chopped in the direction they are currently installed. With the car on the ground, put your hand on the top of the tire and slide it forward toward the nose of the car. If it is smooth in that direction, and rough when you slide it BACK, the tire is basically ready to be rotated to the other side of the car. Unless the tread is directional - then what are you even doing? lol

ashtonhess
06-14-2017, 09:15 AM
Front tires wear faster. When i bought my car it probably needed a rotate and balance but i never got it. Another 6k miles later i REALLY needed to rotate them because the front were much more worn than the back.


Ashton

colorobo2002
06-14-2017, 10:01 AM
Thanks guys, moving more tread to the front and patiently waiting for more wear to even them out. :-)

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