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Unexplained Tire Wear

I have a 06 Gto with 37,000 miles on it...Im the only driver everyday use with no more than worse case 10 miles a day drive.....I have 245/45/17 Goodyear Eagle Gt's on it with rotate and balance check every 3,000 miles with oil change as I know these are prone to wear problems.....everything looked good until now, my rear tires are like onions and let me stress I DO NOT SPIN TIRES and do not drag the car.....I have only 12,000 miles on the tires if that....fronts look fine and I am 1,000 miles to next oil change so that tells me its happened with in 2,000 miles because all was good at that time and front still looks good. I guess the reason for my concern is cause like I said I do not spin my tires and I am the only driver. If anyone has any suggestions on what I should check it would really be appreciated....Im almost worried about rear suspension. Im also looking into what tires to go with next that would be everyday all season good tire that looks good and everyones got good life out of since I guess I have no choice to purchase somemore tires.

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GTOs are prown to basically complete suspension failure early in life. You can usually tell by the tires wearing more on the inside or outside edges.

If your tires are worn evenly then I would think your suspension/alignment is fine and the tires are just worn out.

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Alignment was check at last oil change which I know that doesnt mean anything with some of these roads around here so Im gonna get the guys to check it again I heard a popping in the rear yesterday that sounded like in the fender area at almost every turn but it wasnt like a repeat same pop almost like there might be some play somewhere but havent heard it today....and the tires only have 12,000 if that on them and front are fine its the bad only that look awful.....its crazy but im gonna get them to check it over good again and lets see.
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Going on the alignment rack right now...lets see the out come!
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Alignment checks out good not off at all and suspension tight?
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I have a very similar drive -- 10 mi per day in city traffic. And the same tires.

My experience is -- 20,000 miles is the best you will manage on a set of tires with rotations, if you actually drive the car. The rears are where the wear happens, due to the influence of your right foot, even if you aren't spinning the tires.

I can't imagine what it takes to wear out the rears in 1000 miles.
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Perhaps an aggressive Valet Parking guy took a joyride?

In all seriousness, I was very happy with the General Exclaim UHPs for All Season.
Quieter than the EagleGTs.

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Thanks Bobs.....I am not sure either but I gotta do tires for sure and it just worry's me you know with all the issues with alot of these cars. Hubby says sell but I love the car
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My Potenza 960AS got me 35k miles on the front without rotating and still had alitle bit of life in them. I got probally about 20k on the rear with minimual burnouts and a 60+ mile a day drive(mostly highways but spirited on the backroads near my house).

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Im just lost on tires....I see good reviews on Toyo, Nitto, General, Continential......why is it so hard to decide lol
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