Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-26-2016, 05:50 AM   #1
Registered User
 
DrCactus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 452
Garage
Lightbulb Tire Wear Issue - Help Needed

Hey guys, I have an issue with my Elantra car (I know its not Porsche but you guys are smarter than anyone from the Elantra forum). I took my summer tires off last night and noticed my Front Right tire to be extremely worn on the inside AND outside but yet all other tires on my car still look brand new. I know we have a lot of experts out there who will totally nail this issue for me and provide a resolution !!

Thanks
Dr.Cactus
__________________
DrCactus
DrCactus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2016, 06:22 AM   #2
Registered User
 
husker boxster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Omaha
Posts: 2,199
I would suggest caused by low tire pressures.
__________________
PCA National HPDE Instructor
2008 Boxster S Limited Edition #005
2007 Cayman S - SOLD on Valentine's Day 2013
2008 Cayman S Sport - Signal Green

Last edited by husker boxster; 10-26-2016 at 07:19 AM.
husker boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2016, 06:22 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: WI
Posts: 5
Did you check air pressure?

Your tire is most likely underinflated where the center in not in contact with the highway.
Mad Max is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2016, 09:55 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 149
Looks like the info your been given is good. This is from the Bridgestone site.



Making the pic larger made it worse so here is the link


http://www.bridgestonetire.com/tread-and-trend/drivers-ed/tire-tread-wear-causes

Last edited by fanguy; 10-26-2016 at 10:00 AM.
fanguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2016, 11:19 AM   #5
Registered User
 
MARTHA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 163
.
.
Manufactures oftentimes recommend a low tire pressures to make the vehicle have a smoother ride, usually at the expense of tire life. My Miata calls for 26 psi, at that pressure It has a better ride but handling and stability and tire life suffer. I have friends who autocross that run 40 psi.

Manufacture recommendation for my Boxster is 30 psi front and 37 psi rear. Iíve been running 31 in the front but I think it too low, Iím still trying to decide the perfect pressure.
MARTHA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2016, 09:11 PM   #6
Registered User
 
BYprodriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: O.C. CA
Posts: 3,242
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrCactus View Post
Hey guys, I have an issue with my Elantra car (I know its not Porsche but you guys are smarter than anyone from the Elantra forum). I took my summer tires off last night and noticed my Front Right tire to be extremely worn on the inside AND outside but yet all other tires on my car still look brand new. I know we have a lot of experts out there who will totally nail this issue for me and provide a resolution !!

Thanks
Dr.Cactus
I assume a Elantra is front wheel drive where the right front tire puts down the power so it is prone to have the most wear. Wearing the outer edges indicates underinflation &/or alignment problems also.
__________________
2000 S Speed Yellow LN 3.6L cylinders & pistons, triple row IMSB upgrade, R&R connecting rods, billet tensioner paddle&,oilpump driveshaft.Heads rebuilt by F6I with new valves & springs.Cayman airbox & MAF housing, 996 intake plenum & 75mm T/B. Fabspeedsport converters &Dansk muffler
BYprodriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2016, 10:18 PM   #7
Registered User
 
BirdDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 417
Inside and outside of tire worn, but center isn't - classic under inflation.
__________________
2001 Boxster S - Speed Yellow, Black Leather, Tiptronic, Jake Raby rebuilt 3.2 with IMS Solution
BirdDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2016, 10:00 AM   #8
Registered User
 
DrCactus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 452
Garage
Hey guys, I checked the inflation on that tire compared to the others and weirdly they are all within 0.5 of each other.... this is crazy but is it possible I might have something broken on that side which would cause additional weight on that front right tire or something that I can not visually see ? I really not sure .... horrible day all around - Speeding ticket and a parking ticket today! Should have stayed in bed... lol
__________________
DrCactus
DrCactus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page