Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Rear tires

  1. #1

    Rear tires

    I have a Fiero based replica ferrari, not stretched, I keep wearing out rear tires. The tread wears quickly, and evenly. The size: 245x50x16- W rate. Is this typical, since tha engine is over the rear? The current pair have only 3000 miles on them, and the tread is barely inspectable.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    517

    Re: Rear tires

    Check your alignment sounds like itís off.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    California
    Posts
    884

    Re: Rear tires

    If the tread wears evenly then most likely it is not the alignment. Check the brand of the tires, Because many low profile tires avarage 10,000-15,000 miles (not like regular tires). Then I would check the brakes and the hub to make sure they are moving freely. And if all of that is good then I recommend welding a plate under the gas peddle so you can't floor the gas as often . But on the serious not check the brakes and the hubs and mke sure they move freely.

  4. #4

    Re: Rear tires

    Are the same tires in front as the rear? What is the height difference between the front and rear? How are the front tires wearing? If you start with 10/32 in front and rear but have only 4/32 in the rear and 7/32 in front, then you are definately enjoying your drives! Performance tires are terrible for wear, and abuse makes them a yearly replacement item.

  5. #5
    Senior Member ITALIANKNIGHTRIDER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Tx
    Posts
    2,995

    Re: Rear tires

    Check the toe in -toe out link bar on the back of the hub an spindle if it is a 84-87 they are letting the tires move back an forth to much while traveling an wearing out the tires
    In the USA if you pay a company / person to start a plug, then it,s your plug and work ,it is not theirs to sell or trade !!

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    10

    Re: Rear tires

    Sounds like the tire compound is just a little soft... maybe change tire brands, see if they last longer... or you could have the same problem as me; Lead foot disorder. ;D

  7. #7
    Moderator FunnyWheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    8,151

    Re: Rear tires

    I agree with ItalianKnightRider: (BTW: What is up with that name? shouldn't it be Italian Night Rider?)

    Check the toe in -toe out link bar on the back of the hub an spindle if it is a 84-87 they are letting the tires move back an forth to much while traveling an wearing out the tires.

    You need to keep the rear end of a Fiero basically flat. A 1 inch anti-sway bar works best to accomplish this. You will also need to upgrade the front anti-sway bar if you use the big boy on the rear. The car in its current condition should wander a little with minor bumps in the road surface if you hold the steering wheel steady. The condition is called "Bump Steer" and is correctable by making the suspension stiffer.

    Just another opinion from Florida.

    Dave

    If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.

  8. #8
    Senior Member FerrariFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    800

    Re: Rear tires

    I have had experience with bad rear balljoints causing all kind of alignment problems. You need to jack up the rear end and see if those wheels have any play.
    About the "knightrider" vs "nightrider". I'm sure everyone remembers the TV show "Knightrider" from the 80's with "KIT" the talking Tran Am but a more obscure reference for the term "Nightrider" is a term for the KKK back in the 50's. If it was me I'd stick with "Knightrider".
    Even the longest journey begins with the first step.

  9. #9
    Moderator FunnyWheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    8,151

    Re: Rear tires

    Ok! I got it.

    Stick with Kit! As in Kit Car eh!
    If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.

Similar Threads

  1. 345/35/r15 tires anyone know who has some?
    By 88.5countach in forum Technical Discussion & Question
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-27-2011, 12:56 PM
  2. Countach Wheels rear with tires
    By redhammer in forum The Mall
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-20-2011, 04:23 PM
  3. Help!! Need rear tires for an F 40
    By stevep914 in forum Technical Discussion & Question
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-14-2009, 06:56 PM
  4. Rear Tires for Countach
    By psn497 in forum Technical Discussion & Question
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-06-2008, 05:51 PM
  5. 17x8 front 17x10.5 rear wheels and tires.
    By hillsj in forum The Mall
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-11-2005, 08:04 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •