Rear Tires on These Ions

Discussion in 'Saturn ION' started by teem, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. teem

    teem Guest

    GEE-ZUS!,I am not having a happy time with these s.o.b.s!.The 2 new
    ones up front are superb!,the 2 on the back seem to fight against the
    front 2,rides really crappy!,want to get 2 new ones,but Christmas is
    on it's merry way.
    teem, Oct 13, 2005
  2. teem

    marx404 Guest

    teem, teem, teem, y'all should just trade that car in, I don't think it
    likes you, lol :) jk

    marx404, Oct 13, 2005
  3. teem

    teem Guest

    Yeah,And Lord knows how WELL i've kept up oil changes,etc.On Wed, 12
    teem, Oct 14, 2005
  4. teem

    Blah Blah Guest

    What are the tires in the rear? Do they match eachother? Is the tread
    identical with no abnormal wear? Are they both inflated equally? Is one
    mounted on the rim backwards? Are you running any directional tires?
    You're not giving us anything to go on here...
    Blah Blah, Oct 14, 2005
  5. teem

    teem Guest

    I bought 2 new tires last month,the original 2 were shot! @36K that
    really sucks!,the ride has improved 2-3 fold,the 2 on back,-the other
    originals,were wearing abnormally,less tread on the inside,maybe
    underinflated.going in tire store tomorrow to check the ride,the 2 on
    back gives lousy ride,should get 2 new ones,but,christmas is coming.On
    teem, Oct 15, 2005
  6. teem

    Blah Blah Guest

    (dont you mean over inflated???)
    Were your tires kept rotated because it doesnt sound like it?

    I cant tell what you are calling the inside and outside, as in inside
    tread of both tires or inside tread of one tire...

    Look at one tire at a time and consider the following...

    -A Front tire will wear on the outside edges because thats how steering
    geometry works.

    -A Rear tire will wear even.

    (This is why they are rotated so you dont get front tires with bald
    edges and good center tread. Avoiding rotations will kill the lifespan
    of tires.)

    -Under inflation: Will cause the "outer edges" of A tire to wear much
    like properly inflated front tires. (and give you poor gas mileage)

    -Over inflation: Will cause the "center" of A tire to wear out.

    Now if only ONE edge of A tire is worn you have alignment issues. You
    cant have a proper alignment done on tires with abnormal wear or
    improper inflation.
    Blah Blah, Oct 15, 2005
  7. teem

    teem Guest

    I was told there are''flat spots'' on the 2 rear tires.No,I did not
    keep up on the rotation.Yes, I figure inflation was down mostly.I was
    told theres alot of tread still on the rear 2,No safety issues,just an
    annoying thumpy ride.On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 11:54:30 GMT, Blah Blah
    teem, Oct 15, 2005
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