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Hi,

I don’t know if anyone has experienced this before, I doubt that I am the first, has anyone experienced uneven tyre wear (from new to almost illegal in 5000 miles) on an X308?

About eight months ago I badly needed new tyres all round and at the time finances were not too hot so I had to go for a mid-range tyre Falken ZIEX ZE912 255/60R/16 98W.

The new tyres replaced a set of Pirelli P6000s which behaved and wore as expected.

So, 5000 miles later I now find that the nearside front tyre has scuffed out (now only just legal) on the outside, and the nearside rear is wearing in a similar fashion but not to the extent of the front.

I took the car to the local Jaguar specialist who looked at the wheel alignment and told me that everything was within limits and also took a look at the rear bearings/bushes and told me that they were all fine?

We wracked our brains looking for a reason why the tyres are wearing unevenly and we could only come up with the tyres themselves being the problem?

Whilst Falken are a mid-range tyre, I have read (not sure if this is true) that they are produced on the Dunlop assembly line and have a certain amount of Dunlop technology built in so I wouldn’t expect them to behave this badly?

Has anyone else had a similar experience? If so, I would love to hear your advice as I don’t want to replace all the tyres only to find them wearing out prematurely again.

Best Regards

Robinp

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I have come to the same conclusion as pointed out by Alastair.

I have just ordered a new set of Pirellis to be fitted on Wednesday.

It would appear that mid range tyres are a false economy.

Hi Robinp,

It's been a couple of months since the above post, any chance of giving an update of tyre performance?

Best regards,

Dave

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