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lowbee

Is it time to replace my rear tires ?

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Hi Guys,

New member here...just got my 06 C2S couple of weeks ago.........Perhaps I've been driving all-wheel-drive car for too long.....but I am finding that I can easily break the traction of my rear tires in 1st or 2nd gear if I smash the throttle a bit......so I am wondering if my rear tires are due for replacement....The tires on the car now is Michelin Pilot Sports.....the front are brand new.....the rear have about 50% tread remaining but they came off the production line in 2008.....I am wondering if the rubber compound at the rear has degraded (over time) to a point where it is now affecting dry performance....I am thinking the C2S is really not that powerful, I had more powerful car before (albeit w/ all-wheel-drive) so I am not sure if it is the torque of the C2S or if I am too used to all-wheel-drive or if the rear tires are due for replacement......any thoughts ?

Btw, I was told by the previous owner that one would expect to replace the rear tires on a C2S at least twice as often as the front....What do you guys think ? What is your statistic ?

Thanks

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On my rebuild 3.6L 99' 996 I can break the rears free in first and chirp it in second... and these are fresh tires.

With a 06 and more power from the S, I'm not surprised.

There is so much torque there, it is very powerful... even though the HP figures are not "that high".

Yes rears are replaced about every 10-20k (or less depending on how you drive it).

If the rubber is old and hard you will have less traction.

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On my rebuild 3.6L 99' 996 I can break the rears free in first and chirp it in second... and these are fresh tires.

With a 06 and more power from the S, I'm not surprised.

Thanks logray, that was helpful......I guess I will try to use up my rear this summer :thumbup:

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Make sure to check the tread at the inside of the tires. The outside has less contact with the road due to the camber. The difference is quite noticeable!

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age isn't the issue if the tires are less than 6-7 years old, and they don't have any dry cracks.

as said, check center of the tire as that wears faster. when it is close to wear bar, you are due.

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