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Old 04-06-2017, 12:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If you're not driving like a hooligan, you should get 10-13000 miles a set. The outside of the fronts will "look" worn, but they're fine (generally) as long as the first deep tread is above the "wear bars" embedded in there. If you feel down the groove of the first major tread and hit a "bump" in the tread every so often, those are the wear bars. As long as those bars are below the level of the tire, you have life.

It is important to keep them filled with air religiously if you want them to make it to 13K. You're resting 5200 lbs on these tires. And, having one tire low on pressure can cause drift in my experience.

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Also, what strikes me about the picture above is that the right wheel tire is pictured on the left side & vice-versa. Unless somebody mounted your tires backwards on the rims. Tell me that the "decorative" sides of the wheels above are facing each other in the middle ... !
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Very good observation!
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see this thread

https://www.fiskerbuzz.com/forums/81682-post27.html

Looks like your goodyears are wearing normally and has plenty of life left. That looks like normal shoulder wear (which is normal for the F1's on the Karma)

Also check alignment with the Hunter (I think hawkeye) machine? PITA to but find a shop that can do at least check the specs. The settings are preset into the alignment rack
I have never seen a Karma that was close to being within specs. They all have a slow drift to the right worst than any car I've driven or aligned . Not one car is alike when it comes to alignment I've spent hours trying to get it in spec without a pull after doing the alignment at this point if the car doesn't have a pull I adjust the toe and ship the car .

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I had same issue and took to the Cadillac dealer with Hunter alignment machine and specs for car in machine and the car was out of alignment by a lot on all four wheels. this was not noticed when driving due to weight of the vehicle other than seeing the wear especial in the front on each outside tread area.
The specs are also located in the owners manual. The outside wear is normal and not an alignment issue.
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So I seem to have replaced my tires prematurely (oh well, lesson learned). The irony is that it was an official Goodyear Tire outlet that did my alignment and alerted me to my "slicks"...

And yes, as noted in my original post, the tires are reversed in the picture.

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