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How many miles did your rear OEM tires last?

I took my GTO in to get its first state inspection (PA) yesterday and was shocked when they told me it wouldn't pass...because the rear tires had less than 2/32" of tread left on them! I couldn't believe it, I thought I had been keeping a pretty good eye on them, but apparantly I haven't looked at them in a while...one was down to the inner-tread nub that says "Please replace me" and the other was getting there.

Anyway, I have 6200 miles on the car. I have done 2 weak burnouts and other than that drive pretty normal. The car did have like 1200 miles on it when I bought, though, so it's possible test drivers were going crazy with it, but the tires didn't seem too worn when I got it.

So those of you who have had to replace your rear tires...how many miles did it take?
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here here

my rt rear is gone 9,000 miles too much power not enough tire me too
at least the tire is inexpensive compared to trans am goodyears!!!!!
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I got 6000 miles out of mine.
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I have heard some of the tires are over inflated when they are shipped from Australia.
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Yah, I think they're shipped with 60psi. I heard that this was done so the tires wouldn't get flat spots because they sit so long. Dealer is supposed to adjust them on delivery. Many people have had problems because sometimes the dealer forgets. This wasn't the case with mine, I run them at 32psi. The reason they wear so much is because of the small footprint and soft rubber. Discount Tire gave me a good deal on replacements, I think it was $400 approx. for the two after taxs, road-hazard etc. were added in. The ones I got have a much better tread pattern to. The old ones didn't make much noise when I burned out, now they make an awesomely oud 'SCREACH' when I smoke them.



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Yeah, I think the overinflation was part of my problem. The car about 2000 miles on it before I read about that problem on this forum and checked my car to find all 4 tires up around 50 psi. The right rear tire that is the most worn is also terribly worn in the middle treads and about the same on the outer treads as the other rear tire, a pretty good indicator of overinflation.
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Underinflation will also cause the tire to wear more in the middle, but only with highway driving. I'm ready to roll 10k miles and I'll be lucky to make 13k miles.
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I made it to 3100 mile and had to put new ones on.

I am at 16000 now with my Toyo Proxes
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wow...so about everytime you change oil....you just as well plan on a new set of rears That's normal isnt it?
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Mine last 400 miles when I put my new wheels and tires on.
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