Rear Tire Wearing Unevenly - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension Discussion and information regarding tires, wheels, brakes and suspension.

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By vandalguy
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 10-28-2015
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Idaho
Vehicle: 2006 SLK 350 - White
Posts: 6
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Rear Tire Wearing Unevenly

I have a 2006 SLK350 and I noticed that the passenger rear tire is wearing 2x as fast as the drivers side rear tire. I have only had the car for a couple of years and was wondering if this is normal or sign of an issue. The tire is wearing beautifully - just as you would want - but much faster than the other.

Thanks in advance!
vandalguy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 10-28-2015
Administrator/Founding Member

 
jbanks15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG Kleemann Supercharger, ECU tune, Headers and LSD, CF Diffuser
Posts: 91,969
Country:
Chats: 38
Mentioned: 473 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6580 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,246
Thanked 11,107 Times in 8,460 Posts
When was the car giving a 4 wheel alignment last?
Rebalance the tires? maybe a 'weight' has come off.
same pressure in both tires?
same brand of tire?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff, US Army Master Sergeant Retired
Administrator/Founding Member
2009 SLK 55 AMG Black/Black
Kleemann Supercharger thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kleemann ECU Tune, headers and downpipes thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Albums:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ClearBra
OEM MB Plexiglass Draught Stop
Smarttop version 3.22
Previous - 02 SLK 320, 05 SLK 350
jbanks15 is online now  
#3 Old 10-28-2015
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Idaho
Vehicle: 2006 SLK 350 - White
Posts: 6
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Tires are same brand - alignment when I got it - same tire pressure. Will check on weights.

I am going to be putting it in storage soon as winter is about to arrive ... will get this all fixed up next spring.
jbanks15 likes this.
vandalguy is offline  
 
#4 Old 10-28-2015
Administrator/Founding Member

 
jbanks15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG Kleemann Supercharger, ECU tune, Headers and LSD, CF Diffuser
Posts: 91,969
Country:
Chats: 38
Mentioned: 473 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6580 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,246
Thanked 11,107 Times in 8,460 Posts
Misaligned wheels can diminish the life of your tires by causing rapid and uneven treadwear. Properly aligned wheels improve driver safety, enhance your driving control, increase fuel efficiency and maximize the life of your tires.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff, US Army Master Sergeant Retired
Administrator/Founding Member
2009 SLK 55 AMG Black/Black
Kleemann Supercharger thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kleemann ECU Tune, headers and downpipes thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Albums:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ClearBra
OEM MB Plexiglass Draught Stop
Smarttop version 3.22
Previous - 02 SLK 320, 05 SLK 350
jbanks15 is online now  
#5 Old 10-28-2015
Administrator/Founding Member

 
jbanks15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG Kleemann Supercharger, ECU tune, Headers and LSD, CF Diffuser
Posts: 91,969
Country:
Chats: 38
Mentioned: 473 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6580 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,246
Thanked 11,107 Times in 8,460 Posts
4 wheel alignment or wheels balanced? 2 different things, just want to make sure.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff, US Army Master Sergeant Retired
Administrator/Founding Member
2009 SLK 55 AMG Black/Black
Kleemann Supercharger thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kleemann ECU Tune, headers and downpipes thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Albums:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ClearBra
OEM MB Plexiglass Draught Stop
Smarttop version 3.22
Previous - 02 SLK 320, 05 SLK 350
jbanks15 is online now  
#6 Old 10-28-2015
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Idaho
Vehicle: 2006 SLK 350 - White
Posts: 6
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Balanced for sure ... will get the 4 wheel alignment to be sure. Thanks!
vandalguy is offline  
#7 Old 10-28-2015
Administrator/Founding Member

 
jbanks15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG Kleemann Supercharger, ECU tune, Headers and LSD, CF Diffuser
Posts: 91,969
Country:
Chats: 38
Mentioned: 473 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6580 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,246
Thanked 11,107 Times in 8,460 Posts
you'd know the difference $ wise. 4 wheel alignment much more.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff, US Army Master Sergeant Retired
Administrator/Founding Member
2009 SLK 55 AMG Black/Black
Kleemann Supercharger thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kleemann ECU Tune, headers and downpipes thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Albums:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ClearBra
OEM MB Plexiglass Draught Stop
Smarttop version 3.22
Previous - 02 SLK 320, 05 SLK 350
jbanks15 is online now  
#8 Old 10-29-2015
Registered Users

 
Gbarringer100's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Little River, SC
Vehicle: 2013 SLK250
Other Toys: 2016 GLA250
Posts: 2,318
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 102 Post(s)
Thanks: 12
Thanked 404 Times in 350 Posts
Garage
My MB dealer does a 4 wheel alignment check free when you take it in for service. The equipment is set up it the check in bay as you arrive at the dealership. When they installed the system they send out a notice inviting owners to come by any time for a free check. Nice to know some dealers are not greedy.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Gbarringer100 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > Technical Information > Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any issue with my going to a 255/35 Rear Tire? shark Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 11 01-13-2016 08:47 AM
max rear tire width darkstar.SLK55 General Modifications R171 5 04-13-2014 03:42 PM
235/35ZR18 Rear Tire on an SLK55 slyburn Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 4 04-04-2011 01:32 PM
Whats a good tire? NPC3 Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 14 04-03-2009 06:47 AM
Highway tire blow out, and new tire questions Henryhank SLK R171 General Discussion 13 07-30-2008 05:20 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.